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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  • Very disappointing that the state museum in Perth is closed. for substantial change - due to reopen in 2020. Some of its exhibits are available in cities elsewhere such as Albany which might be releva...  more »
  • The museum is currently under renovation is closed to the public until 2020. It used to be a favourite attraction but clearly it had outgrown its size. I have been watching the works at the site since...  more »
  • The Western Australian Museum, Perth isthe state's premier cultural organisation ,housing its social, scientific and cultural collection and over 100 years providing research, exhibitions and public p...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This is temporarily closed for renervations unsure if the have opened a temporary mussem in its place.

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When you choose your Perth accommodations, remember that this city stretches over a wide area, which can cause issues for visitors with limited time to sightsee. The best way to remain close to urban transportation is to stay in the central business district or neighboring Northbridge, where you'll also find the greatest selection of hotels. To avoid the center's big crowds and steep hotel prices, consider booking a room in the coastal town of Mandurah, easily accessible by Perth's reliable suburban railway system.
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