Western Australian Museum - Perth, Perth

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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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Perth fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Was planning on spending a day here as it used to be very nice when we last visited it 8 years ago. Unfortunately it seems to be closed until 2020? Looking forward to re-opening.  more »
  • Perth station in Museum, library, such as there, is very useful. Lot few stuffed animals are exhibited. Also equipped with exhibition of minerals. Japan antique exhibition, children can also enjoy the corner.
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  • Museum was looking forward to, but it was closed for renewal. Sorry, no help. Please make sure during your visit.
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  • 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
  • Better for small kids. But nice.
  • 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.
  • Traveled all the way from North America to see this gem and it is closed! High fence around it, sign says it is being renovated and will open once again in 2020. That is a long wait!
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