Past exhibitions

The Western Australian Museum has a strong touring exhibition program, including exhibitions designed and built by Museum staff and travelling exhibitions from national and international museums and galleries.

When an exhibition finishes you can find the online resources associated with that exhibition here.

  • Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous

    Dinosaur Discovery

    Temporary Exhibition | Updated 3 weeks ago

    Prepare for a close encounter with some of the most extraordinary creatures to ever walk the earth at Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous. Featuring more than 20 moving, life-size dinosaur models, this is a dino-exhibition like none you’ve seen before!

    You will be blown away by the size and authenticity of the fascinating creatures that lived 145-66 million years ago in an era that boasted the most diverse range of dinosaurs. The exhibition will feature all your favourites including a T-Rex and a 16 metre long Brachiosaurus but also include a number of species rarely seen before. Each of the models, made to scientifically exact specifications, will move and interact with one another.

    In addition to the dinosaurs, this exhibition features cutting edge 3D augmented reality technology not seen before in Western Australia. There will also be fossils and dinosaur specimens to touch and feel. Kids can also enjoy a range of informative, hands-on activities in the dedicated play area located in the museum grounds.

    Tickets

    • $20.00 – Adults
    • $12.50 – Kids (Aged 3-15)
    • $15.00 – Concession (Concession card holder)
    • $50.00 – Family (Includes 2 adults 2 children, or 1 adult 3 children)
    • Free entry for kids under 3

    Buy Gift Tickets Ticket terms and conditions

    Tickets can be purchased in person from the ticket booth at the Western Australian Museum - Perth, or can be purchased online using the calendar below.

    Exhibition Times
    Tickets are available as either a morning or afternoon session. You can arrive anytime during your session and spend as much time as you like visiting Dinosaur Discovery:

    • Morning session: 9.30am - 12.30pm
    • Afternoon session: 12.30pm - 5.00pm

    For enquiries please contact 1300 134 081 or email tickets@museum.wa.gov.au.

    Booking Calendar

    Joint Tickets Deal

    Purchase tickets for Both Dinosaur Discovery and Afghanistan and save 50% off 2nd exhibition.

    To purchase joint tickets use the joint ticket options after selecting a session on the calendar.

    Select your session on the calendar

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    Souvenir Guide Cover

    Dinosaur Discovery Souvenir Guide
    Image copyright WA Museum 

    Souvenir guide

    Take the dinosaurs home with the Dinosaur Discovery souvenir guide. Complete with integrated multimedia content, stunning illustrations and quality decals – the souvenir guide presents contemporary insight into the life and death of these amazing creatures that once walked the earth.

    Order your copy now

    Events

    The Dinosaur Discovery exhibition at night with people enjoying visiting the show

    Cretaceous Pop Up Bar

    Fri 1 Aug 2014

    5:30pm9:00pm

    Western Australian Museum — Pe...

    Perth Cultural Centre,
    James Street
    ,
    Perth,
    Western Australia,
    6000,
    Australia

    The Dinosaur Discovery exhibition at night with people enjoying visiting the show

    Cretaceous Pop Up Bar

    Fri 8 Aug 2014

    5:30pm9:00pm

    Western Australian Museum — Pe...

    Perth Cultural Centre,
    James Street
    ,
    Perth,
    Western Australia,
    6000,
    Australia

    The Dinosaur Discovery exhibition at night with people enjoying visiting the show

    Cretaceous Pop Up Bar

    Fri 15 Aug 2014

    5:30pm9:00pm

    Western Australian Museum — Pe...

    Perth Cultural Centre,
    James Street
    ,
    Perth,
    Western Australia,
    6000,
    Australia

    The Dinosaur Discovery exhibition at night with people enjoying visiting the show

    Cretaceous Pop Up Bar

    Fri 22 Aug 2014

    5:30pm9:00pm

    Western Australian Museum — Pe...

    Perth Cultural Centre,
    James Street
    ,
    Perth,
    Western Australia,
    6000,
    Australia

    Dinosaur Discovery Augmented Reality – Perth Cultural Centre

    This exciting augmented reality experience will operate daily from Saturday 24 May until mid-August, every day from 8.00am until 6.00pm, every hour on the hour.

    Augmented reality app

    The Dinosaur Discovery app accompanies this exhibition. This app features unique 3D content that is accessed by finding and discovering frame markers located throughout the exhibition, on merchandise, exhibition tickets and also publicly available on marketing material including posters, flyers, bus stops and in newspapers and magazines.

    Download it on iTunes Download it on Google Play More information about the app

    Education and school visits

    Throughout the exhibition self-guided exhibition excursions are available to visit Dinosaur Discovery.

    Make an education booking Education programs

    Corporate functions and venue hire

    Host your next corporate family day or book a private function to view Dinosaur Discovery.

    Corporate Family Fun Days Corporate Cocktail Functions


    Exhibition information



    Getting Here

    Western Australian Museum - Perth Map

    Address

    Perth Cultural Centre,
    James Street
    ,
    Perth,
    Western Australia,
    6000,
    Australia

    Phone
    1300 134 081

    Western Australian Museum - Perth Map

    By Train
    The Western Australian Museum — Perth is located within walking distance of Perth Train Station, visit the Transperth website for timetables.

    By Bus
    The Western Australian Museum — Perth is serviced by a variety of buses, including the free Blue Cat loop. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

    By Car
    Paid parking is available in central Perth visit Google Maps for parking options.

    Accessibility
    Comprehensive accessibility information about the Western Australian Museum — Perth can be found on the Perth site's accessibility page.



    Dates

    11 April 2014 – 24 August 2014

    Access

    Wheelchair access, parking, lifts, toilets and courtesy wheelchairs are available. Please see our staff for assistance with our access lifts. Food and drinks are not allowed in the exhibitions.

    An online, full text version of the panels from the exhibition has been developed. This can be viewed from a phone or mobile device and resized, or read out using your favoured assistive device.

    Accessible version of exhibition panels

    Prams

    Prams are permitted within the exhibition, however storage is also available should you not wish to take the pram into the gallery. Please see Visitor Services staff on arrival.

    Photography

    Both flash and non-flash photography of Dinosaur Discovery is allowed.

    School excursions and education programs

    Teachers can purchase tickets to Dinosaur Discovery through the teachers booking page.
    http://museum.wa.gov.au/explore/education/perth

    Please be aware that this exhibition will be visited by school groups during school hours and there may be some crowding and increased noise during these periods.

    Group Bookings

    Discounts apply for group bookings of 20 tickets or more when tickets are booked and paid for in advance by credit card. Please call 1300 134 081 for further details.

    Volunteers

    The Western Australian Museum requires volunteers to assist with Dinosaur Discovery.

    If you like telling stories and are physically fit, can volunteer one or more days a week (especially weekends) and want to have some fun we would like to hear from you.

    To register your interest in becoming a volunteer please contact Volunteer Coordinator Les Barradeen by email at les.barradeen@museum.wa.gov.au or by phone 94272706.

    Training, insurance cover and a t-shirt will be supplied to all successful volunteers. 

    Media and Sponsorship Enquiries

    If you have a specific media query, please contact Flora Perrella on (08) 6552 7804.

    If you would like to talk to the Western Australian Museum about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Karen Bassett from the WA Museum Foundation on (08) 6552 7675.

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  • Inside: Life in Children's Homes and Institutions

    Temporary Exhibition | Updated 3 months ago

    Inside: Life in Children's Homes and Institutions is an exhibition based on the experiences of people who grew up in Children's Homes, orphanages and other 'care' institutions in Australia in the 20th century.

    It is only recently that the history of these children and the experiences they endured are being more broadly written and discussed. The treatment they received has often affected their whole lives and the legacies of their experiences continue to impact on following generations.

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  • Two grass trees burning at night

    Ialaru: A Celebration Exhibition

    Temporary Exhibition | Updated 5 months ago

    Yirra Yaakin celebrates 21 years as WA’s leading Aboriginal performing arts company with an exhibition at the Western Australian Museum – Perth.

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  • Exhibition hero image for SASR - Out of the Shadows

    SASR - Out of the Shadows

    Temporary Exhibition | Updated 4 months ago

    Fifty-years of the Special Air Service Regiment in art and artefacts.

    Out of the Shadows is an exclusive glimpse into the secret world of Australia’s Special Air Service Regiment, marking the Golden Jubilee of the Regiment’s formation in 1964.

    From the jungles of Borneo and Vietnam, to counter-terrorism, to peacekeeping in Rwanda, Somalia and Timor, to the present day war on terror in Afghanistan, this exhibition uses art and artefacts to portray the reality behind the SASR motto, “Who dares wins”.

    A free exhibition

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  • Samuel Hodgkinson photographed with items similar to those stolen by his convict ancestor William Bellamy.

    A Convict in the Family?

    Temporary Exhibition | Updated 7 months ago

    A Convict in the Family? is a photographic exhibition which unlocks the history of 40 living Australians and connects them with their convict heritage.

    Comprising large-scale photographs by documentary photographer Mine Konakci, this exhibition explores the connection between convict settlers, their living descendants and the petty crimes that changed the course of their family history.

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  • Model wearing Aurelio Costarella's garments standing in front of stained-glass windows

    Aurelio Costarella - A 30 year retrospective

    Temporary Exhibition | Updated 8 months ago

    Arguably Western Australia’s most successful designer, Aurelio Costarella has enjoyed a glittering career spanning 30 years. To celebrate his success and longevity, the Western Australian Museum is delighted to host Aurelio Costarella: A 30 Year Retrospective from 2 November 2013.

    This free, unique exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to step inside Aurelio’s world. Featuring exquisite garments, photographs, video and textiles, visitors can follow his progression from an emerging talent to the internationally renowned and celebrated designer he is today.

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  • Rosie by Angela Robertson-Buchanan, New South Wales

    The Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year

    Temporary Exhibition | Updated 9 months ago

    The Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year is an exhibition of spectacular photographs which capture the breathtaking flora, fauna and landscapes of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea.

    Compiled of entries from the annual ANZANG photography competition, this exhibition highlights the need for conservation and protection of these unique regions.

    The Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year is owned by the South Australian Museum.

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  • A visibly cloudy storm front dramatically approaching the shoreline

    On Badimaya Country

    Temporary Exhibition | Updated 9 months ago

    On Badimaya Country is a joint photographic and language documentation project between the Combined Universities Centre for Regional Health, the Bundiyarra – Irra Wangga Language Centre in Geraldton, the Bidi Bidi Centre of the Mount Magnet community and the Mid West Development Commission via Royalties for Regions funding.

    Documenting a collection of experiences captured in photo and film over a 3-month period, the On Badimaya Country exhibition highlights the beautiful Aboriginal culture and country of the Badimaya people of Mount Magnet.

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  • Frock Stars - Pink and red flower petal dress on a mannequin

    Frock Stars: Inside Australian Fashion Week

    Temporary Exhibition | Updated 10 months ago

    Frock Stars: inside Australian Fashion Week, an exhibition created by the Powerhouse Museum in collaboration with IMG Fashion, takes you behind the scenes of Australia’s most prestigious annual fashion event, Australian Fashion Week.

    Experience the shows, sit front row, see who hangs out in the VIP lounge, watch footage from past and present collections, view some of the best outfits from Australian Fashion Week and hear exclusive interviews with designers, models and industry insiders!

    Frock Stars is a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the history, hig

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  • A man passionately playing guitar

    Kiss My Camera 2013

    Temporary Exhibition | Updated 12 months ago

    2013 marks the fifth anniversary of Kiss My Camera, presented by the West Australian Music Industry Association and Western Australian Museum as part of the WAMi Festival.

    This exhibition celebrates the amazing work of WA-based music photographers and features stunning images of WA artists and music venues. Visitors will get a unique insight into the industry and the diversity of acts on the local music scene.

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