In a digital age where authenticity is at a premium, the Western Australian Museum’s natural, social and cultural history collections have never been more important as an avenue for exploring our past, determining our place in the world and looking to our future. Share your community’s culture and identity and explore the diversity and creativity of our world through the WA Museum's displays and our program of special exhibitions, events and activities.
The Museum includes the Discovery Centre, which offers the chance to get up close to the Museum’s collections and learn about WA - our environment and our people.
|ANZAC DAY||1.00pm – 5.00pm|
|New Year's Day||Closed|
NOTE: Hackett Hall Gallery and the exhibition WA Land and People will be closed to the public from 6 March to 11 April 2014 in preparation for Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous.
Free Entry. Suggested donation $5. Some touring exhibitions may attract admission fees, please check the exhibition listings for details.
The Western Australian Museum - Perth now has free Wi-Fi throughout the Museum.
Perth International Arts Festival
During the Perth International Arts Festival set-up, duration and pack-up (21 January - 9 March 2014), there will some disruptions to accessing the Museum Grounds and some other areas on site. The Museum will continue to operate as normal during this period.
Perth Cultural Centre,
(08) 9212 3700
The Western Australian Museum — Perth is located within walking distance of Perth Train Station, visit the Transperth website for timetables.
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.
Paid parking is available in central Perth visit Google Maps for parking options.
Comprehensive accessibility information about the Western Australian Museum — Perth can be found on the Perth site's accessibility page.
Museum Site Map
- Discovery Centre
- Old Gaol
- Museum Shop
- Temporary Exhibition Gallery
- Museum Grounds
- Museum Cafe
- Museum Courtyard
- WA Land and People
- An Amazing Archipelago
- Butterfly Gallery
- Mammal Gallery
- Bird Gallery
- Katta Dijnoong – First peoples of WA
- Mezzanine Floor
- Diamonds to Dinosaurs
There is one (1) parenting room / kid's facility is available at the Perth Museum that general public can make use of.
This facility includes the following:
- Breast Feeding room
- Nappy / Diaper changing table
- a chair and footrest for nursing mothers
- a nappy disposal bin
- a first aid kit (accessible only by Visitor Services Officers)
- microwave for heating bottles
- sink for water
- a bed for unwell visitors. There are also pull around hospital-type curtains for privacy for both the bed and nursing chair.