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. 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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  • August 8, 2017
    Was planning on spending many hours roaming the museum but when we arrived, it was closed for renovations. Surely not all was being renovated at the same time, very disappointed.  more »
  • May 15, 2017
    The pitifully limited Perth museum is being rebuilt, and not before time. The old museum was a marvel of musty exhibits and stuffed animals. Its successor was very limited. Let's hope they do better t...  more »
  • April 28, 2017
    We too, our grandchildren for a visit to the Perth Museum as a treat and were very disappointed to find that it is closed for renovations until 2010 when it will return as a state of the art attractio...  more »
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  • January 31, 2017
    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!
  • January 21, 2017
    The Western Australian Museum is well worth a visit particularly if you have the kids in tow. Interesting exhibits and information on the local flora and fauna.
  • March 22, 2017
    The WA Museum is usually a brilliant place to discover the history of Australia but at present is closed and will not reopen until 2020.
  • July 25, 2016
    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.
  • March 17, 2017
    This is temporarily closed for renervations unsure if the have opened a temporary mussem in its place.

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