Restoration of the heritage buildings

The New Museum includes a stunning mix of contemporary and historic architecture that brings together four heritage-listed buildings with a bold new design.  The  dramatic cantilever gallery and wrapping volumes, frame the heritage buildings like artefacts in their own right. 

The historic buildings have been restored to their former glory, and heritage features have been revealed in beautiful new ways.

The project included the restoration and revitalisation of the Old Gaol built in 1855; the original WA Museum building — the Jubilee Building built in 1899; the original Art Gallery, built in 1908; and Hackett Hall—the State Library reading room built in 1913.

Find out more about the history of the Western Australian Museum and the former uses of the heritage buildings.

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