Western Australian Museum — Perth

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For more than 120 years the WA Museum has been making the State's natural and social heritage accessible and engaging through research, exhibitions and public programs. We have a long and proud history in this State, and right now the Museum is transforming through one of the most significant museum redevelopments currently underway anywhere in the world.

From late 2015 you will see some significant changes to the Museum as we move collections in preparation for development of the New Museum. The Perth site will temporarily close from June 2016 to re-open in 2020. The New Museum will be a place where the stories of our people and places are shared, acting as a gateway to all of Western Australia.

Opening times

Day Opening hours
ANZAC DAY 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
New Year's Day Closed
Good Friday Closed




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 Cultural Centre,
James Street
Western Australia,

Phone number

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.

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

Museum Site Map

Site Map for the Western Australian Museum - Perth

Site Map for the Western Australian Museum - Perth
Image copyright WA Museum


Ground Floor

  1. Discovery Centre - Open until late April 2016
  2. Old Gaol - Open until mid-June 2016
  3. Museum Shop - Open until mid-June 2016
  4. Temporary Exhibition Gallery - Open until mid-June 2016
  5. Museum Grounds - Open until mid-June 2016
  6. Museum Cafe - Open until mid-June 2016
  7. Museum Courtyard - Open until mid-June 2016

Level 1

  1. WA Land and People - Open until late November 2015
  2. An Amazing Archipelago - Open until mid-April 2016
  3. Butterfly Gallery - Open until late December 2015
  4. Mammal Gallery - Open until late January 2016
  5. Bird Gallery - Open until late December 2015
  6. Katta Dijnoong – First peoples of WA - Open until early February 2016

Level 2

  1. Mezzanine Floor 
  2. Diamonds to Dinosaurs - Open until late January 2016

Other facilities

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.