Online Exhibitions

In addition to the collections and exhibitions that the Museum presents at our physical locations, the Western Australian Museum have developed a range of online exhibitions.

Our online exhibitions explore our research activities and field work so our visitors can enjoy our exhibitions and research in new and engaging ways.

  • 4 circular baskets in a row Image copyright WA Museum


    0 Online Exhibition | Updated 1 years ago

    As one of the most widely spread cultural practices in the world, basketry is more than a simple technology. Malleable, tangible, and mutable, baskets and the technique of basketry can represent the identity of a weaver, their cultural practices, and a discovery of art form.

    Intertwined exhibition website

  • A montage of face portraits Various copyrighted images

    WA Faces

    0 Online Exhibition | Updated 2 years ago

    We are all Western Australian.

    We each have stories about who we are, our connections to family, friends and Country, and how we came to live and work in Western Australia.

    Each face has a story to tell.

    Join the WA Faces album; share your portrait and your story and help us show the world what it means to be Western Australian.

    WA Faces exhibition website

  • New Museum Logo

    New Museum

    0 Online Exhibition | Updated 1 years ago

    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. 
    As it evolves the Museum will play a significant part in redefining our city and our State, showcasing Western Australia’s people, history and environment to the world.
    Our Museum will be a place for all Western Australians to reflect and explore their identity, culture and sense of place.

    New Museum exhibition website

  • Diver exploring the wreck of the Batavia

    Month of Shipwrecks

    0 Online Exhibition | Updated 2 years ago

    July 2013 is the Month of Shipwrecks.

    At 9:30am every weekday throughout the month a new video, map, mini-website, photo gallery, lecture, interview or database will be available exclusively on this website to reveal new insights about wrecks such as the Batavia, SS Xantho and James Matthews, or invite you behind-the-scenes to learn about our research and archaeology.


    Month of Shipwrecks exhibition website

  • Frog Watch Logo over a pond of lilypads and reeds  Developed by the WA Museum

    Alcoa Frog Watch

    0 Online Exhibition | Updated 2 years ago

    Alcoa Frog Watch is dedicated to providing information on all aspects of Western Australian frogs.

    This site provides a comprehensive repository of frog distribution, frog habitats, frog information and all other aspects of information about frogs in Western Australia, including building frog friendly gardens, participating in tadpole exchange programs and acquiring frog field guides and CDs.

    Alcoa Frog Watch exhibition website

  • Mikael Siversson crouched over to talk to the camera Image copyright of WA Museum

    Marine Reptiles and Sharks from the Age of the Dinosaurs

    0 Online Exhibition | Updated 2 years ago

    Around 100 million years ago, in the age of the dinosaurs, the coastal areas of Western Australia were covered in a shallow sea.

    Living in this ancient ocean, there were gigantic marine reptiles and large sharks that were the top predators of the age.

    These massive animals are now extinct, however, in the Dampier region near Exmouth, there are many reminders of their once dominant presence.

    Marine Reptiles and Sharks from the Age of the Dinosaurs exhibition website

  • A live Kestrel trapped in the caves Image copyright WA Museum

    Cave: Searching for Australia's Forgotten Beasts

    0 Online Exhibition | Updated 2 years ago

    This online exhibition documents our August 2011 expedition to the Nullarbor caves - a collaborative effort between the Western Australian Museum and Flinders University.

    This expedition is unique compared with those undertaken previously to the caves - this time, a film crew and a games developer has come along to help develop new and exciting ways to engage with this amazing location, its hidden treasures and the science required to unlock its secrets.

    Cave: Searching for Australia's Forgotten Beasts exhibition website

  • Family portrait of the Broadhurst Family Image copyright WA Museum

    The Broadhurst Family

    0 Online Exhibition | Updated 2 years ago

    The Broadhursts, were clearly an extraordinary group. This online exhibition documents and describes the rise and fall of the family, as well as their lasting legacy in Western Australian History.

    The exhibition also examines in detail the SS Xantho: the first steamer to work in WA waters.

    Entwined with curator interviews, this compelling online exhibition will take you through one of the more extraordinary and fascintating stories of 19th century Western Australia.

    The Broadhurst Family exhibition website

  • Rows of Megamouth's sharp teeth Image copyright of WA Museum

    Moving megamouth

    0 Online Exhibition | Updated 2 years ago

    On 22 September 2010 Megamouth III, the WA Museum's extraordinarily rare and valuable megamouth shark, was moved from Perth into a purpose built tank at the WA Museum – Maritime in Fremantle.

    Moving Megamouth was a massive logistical activity that took over one year to plan. Over 7000 litres of ethanol had to be disposed of, a fragile and priceless specimen had to moved across a city, and extensive and ongoing conservation processes had to be developed.

    This online exhibition tracks how the Museum performed this task, and tracks Megamouth's conversation.

    Moving megamouth exhibition website