Western Australian Museum — Perth

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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.

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


Please Note: The Play Space in the Perth Cultural Centre will be undergoing maintenance in mid-June while heritage conservation works are conducted on the facade of the Museum, in preparation for the New Museum

From next week, 9 June, the Play Space will be closed for a few months and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority will be taking the opportunity to conduct some maintenance on the instruments and equipment.

While it is closed, why not come into the Museum and explore our galleries and Discovery Centre? We're still open and there is lots to see and do. 

For information on when the Play Space will re-open keep an eye on the Perth Cultural Centre website.



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
  2. Old Gaol
  3. Museum Shop
  4. Temporary Exhibition Gallery
  5. Museum Grounds
  6. Museum Cafe
  7. Museum Courtyard

Level 1

  1. WA Land and People
  2. An Amazing Archipelago
  3. Butterfly Gallery
  4. Mammal Gallery
  5. Bird Gallery
  6. Katta Dijnoong – First peoples of WA

Level 2

  1. Mezzanine Floor
  2. Diamonds to Dinosaurs

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.