Western Australian Museum - Perth, Perth
(3.6/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Boasting an extensive collection of artifacts that help to document both the region’s Aboriginal and colonial history, Western Australian Museum - Perth plays an important role in the preservation of Western Australia’s cultural heritage. Formerly a jail, the museum was officially established in 1897, and now houses a wide variety of collections, from botany to ethnology, biology, and geology. The museum also maintains a sizable research department, aimed at exploring the history of Western Australia in greater detail. Use our Perth trip itinerary builder to visit Western Australian Museum - Perth on your trip to Perth, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Impressive museum with a wide variety of natural history. It's got a freaking whale skeleton. Also the body of some prehistoric fish encased in epoxy or something. Excellent place to visit when in Per...  more »
  • Love taking the kids to the WA Museum. You can spend the whole day there with so many interesting tings to see and do. Love it. 
  • I think this gallery would have been better except there were renovations taking place and a new museum being built - so they only had a basic selection on display. Still lovely and worth the visit. 
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  • 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.
  • Fantastic museum ! Would you believe I was rushing out of the city on foot, chatting with my partner Junie when I said "Two seconds darl, just want to take a couple of pics..." Thank you to Google Maps for choosing my photos to showcase the museum. Thank you to the 70,000 Map users who looked at my pictures!!
  • Goto the museum. If you haven't, you probably don't appreciate what you should about humanity. Take the kids they will love it, if they don't, don't blame me.
  • Great place .larst one to go through now building a new and bigger one but keeping the old one with in it .good to see old and new together
  • It's a shame that it's closed until 2020. Can't wait for the new museum!