Fremantle will have another tourist attraction this summer with SEGWAY Tours starting in front of the Shipwreck Museum.
There are no details if this is going to be restricted to the space in front of the maritime museum or if the tours will actually go through the streets of the city, or along Bathers Beach and the coastal path to J Shed and through the Whalers Tunnel.
Segway will start in Freo later this month.
Local knowledge makes a big difference as I discovered this morning when looking at this new way-finding sign near the public toilets at Arthur Head.
There are steps going down from there to J Shed and Bathers Beach, but it is also a great shortcut for tourists to get to the Maritime Museum. They’ll end up at the submarine when walking through the Challenger TAFE courtyard, so why isn’t there an arrow pointing down to the right for the museum?
It might well be because those in charge of the new signs were not aware of it because of lack of local knowledge.
Opportunity lost, but it’s a small sign so maybe it can be replaced with a new one that also got the Maritime Museum on it?
More roof work at the Fremantle Maritime Museum at Victoria Quay today. Always makes for an interesting photo.