Western Australian MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Cultural Centre Perth Cultural Centre Garden, Perth WA 6000, Australia
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-892123700
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: History Museums, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums
An extensive collection of natural, historical and socially themed exhibits, the Perth branch of the Western Australian Museum is an exciting place to visit for children and adults. The highlight of the permanent displays includes:
- The Western Australia Land and People – A showcase of the indigenous life and culture.
- Diamonds to Dinosaurs – Dinosaur skeleton casts, pre-solar diamonds, rocks from the moon etc.
- Mammal, Bird & Butterfly Gallery – A vast collection of various species of birds and animals.
Apart from the various galleries there are also some touring exhibits at the Museum from time to time. A Discovery Centre on the premises provides an interactive experience for children and adults to learn more about the various displays. The Museum also has branches in other parts of Western Australia, which showcase different aspects of WA history.
The Western Australian Museum is located in the Perth Cultural Centre, which also houses the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
- Although entry is free, visitors are suggested to make a donation of $5 AUD.
- Some touring exhibitions have fees.
- Closed on major Public Holidays.
- Perth Station is the nearest train station.
- The near bus stop is Museum Stop on Beaufort Street on the Blue CAT bus route.
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- Brass Monkey
- Bivouac Canteen and Bar
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41.05% of people who visit Perth include Western Australian Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
57.14% of people start their Western Australian Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Western Australian Museum
59.38% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Western Australian Museum
The New Museum for Western Australia is one of the most significant museum redevelopments in the world today, and one of which all Western Australians should be incredibly proud. Developed in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre, it will share the stories of our people and place, acting as a gateway to explore all of Western Australia. It will reflect the extraordinary history, distinctiveness, creativity and diversity of our State and region. Over the course of the project, and long after the doors have opened in 2020, the people of WA will be invited to contribute to the way we present the stories of our past, present and future. We will encourage dialogue, debate and the sharing of multiple perspectives to identify the stories and experiences that are important to our State.
The West Australian Museum is actually being renovated at the moment... The finished building looks brilliant from the plans & pics I've seen in James Street Mall... I was disappointed at first with the idea of renovating the Historic Museum, it's already a great looking building...!! Although it is the 21st Century and the new *WA MUSEUM* will be one of the best, if not, Architecturally Speaking, the best designed building integrating an old historical building, surrounded with steps, museum in the Southern Hemisphere...!! It will certainly open the entire area right up...!! James Street Mall will look incredible.... Today the barricades were removed, the restoration of the Old Museum has been finished off beautifully... Now they only have to build this huge building around it.... It will be a World Class Exhibition Centre.... The outdoor play area for children is still there, but I'm sure they'll be updating the playground as well....!! Opens in 2020, which is only 2 years away... The time will fly by, living locally, it's amazing watching these high rises being built over night practically.... There's a lot of employment opportunities in Perth right now, especially with so many new projects the government have going on at the moment in WA... This is a Great Opportunity for Perth to be able to host some of the best World Class Displays from all around the world....!! The new building is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, the Architecture is Stunning to say the least and it will really lift the entire James Street Mall... It can do nothing but make our great city look even better...
Great entertainment for the kids during the holidays. Will definitely be back
After I took a free Cat bus, I went on to explore this nice museum. It has a lot of things to offer and kids would love it here. I am more interested in the exhibits about the first settlers and their means of living. The stuffs animals were awesome as well. A must when in Perth as this is a free attractions.
Better for small kids. But nice.