Online Collections

The Western Australian Museum have developed a number of collection databases and collection-based online resources for the benefit of the public.

Use the links below to begin exploring these resources.


  • A snail crawling over bright red pebbles Image copyright WA Museum

    Field Guide to the terrestrial and freshwater molluscs of the Pilbara region

    0 Online Collection Resource | Updated 7 months ago

    A series of web pages have been developed as a field identification tool for Pilbara terrestrial and freshwater molluscs (mostly snails). It includes basic information on the various terrestrial and freshwater mollusc families, and in some cases genera and species, that commonly occur in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, plus a list of key scientific literature that deals with each group.

    Field Guide to the terrestrial and freshwater molluscs of the Pilbara region online collection

  • Scientific descriptive photo of a novel millipede species

    WAMinals

    0 Online Collection Resource | Updated 2 months ago

    WAMinals provides photos, key diagnostic characteristics, and distribution data of species of interest in Western Australia based on records from the Western Australian Museum which includes undescribed species. This website is mostly focused on terrestrial and subterranean invertebrate animals. WAMinals is currently a service that requires a login and user account to access; an account can be requested from the website free of charge.

    WAMinals online collection

  • Screen grab of the Shipwrecks database website

    Shipwrecks

    0 Online Collection Resource | Updated 10 months ago

    The Maritime Archaeology shipwreck database contains information and details on Western Australian shipwrecks recorded by the Western Australian Museum

    Shipwrecks online collection

  • Screen grab of the Numismatics Database website

    Numismatics

    0 Online Collection Resource | Updated 10 months ago

    The numismatic database allows for specialised searches for coin and coin details that the Western Australian Museum has found during Maritime Archaeology expeditions.

    Numismatics online collection

  • Screen grab of the ANCODS database website

    ANCODS

    0 Online Collection Resource | Updated 9 months ago

    The ANCODS (Agreement between Australia and the Netherlands Concerning Old Dutch Shipwrecks) database provides a fully searchable index of all shipwrecks artefacts pertaining to consolidated ANCODS colection.

    ANCODS online collection

  • A pinned specimen of a native cockroach Image copyright of WA Museum

    Digitised Type Specimens

    0 Online Collection Resource | Updated 9 months ago

    This resource lists some of our digitised type specimens from within our collections. All images are ultra high-resolution and the site contains some scanning and zooming tools so you can view features at a very high resolution.

     

    Digitised Type Specimens online collection

  • Screen grab of the NatureMap website

    Nature Map

    0 Online Collection Resource | Updated 10 months ago

    NatureMap represents the most comprehensive window currently available on the distribution of Western Australia's flora and fauna. It contains information from the State's two premier collections at the WA Herbarium and the WA Museum.

    Nature Map online collection

  • Screen grab of the OZCAM website

    OZCAM

    0 Online Collection Resource | Updated 9 months ago

    Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums.

    From this site you can search, map and download species records from many of Australia’s fauna collections.

    OZCAM online collection

  • A pseudoscorpion on a plain white background Photograph by Mark Harvey. Image Copyright WA Museum.

    Pseudoscorpions

    0 Online Collection Resource | Updated 9 months ago

    This website is designed to provide some information on the wonderful world of pseudoscorpions and, in particular, provide lists of valid names, taxonomy browsers, fossil fauna and a comprehensive list of the scientific literature that deal with pseudoscorpions.
    NOTE - the old version (v1.2) is still available, but will be turned off shortly.

    Pseudoscorpions online collection