Excursion Essentials

Planning your Excursion

Schools Bookings for Secrets of the Afterlife

For all school bookings contact the Western Australian Museum – Perth, Learning and Creativity department:
Phone: (08) 9427 2792
Fax: (08) 9427 2883
Email: education@museum.wa.gov.au

The following charges apply for schools visiting the Secrets of the Afterlife exhibition:

  • Students on school excursions (K-12) : $10.00 per student
  • Additional adults above 1:10 ratio: $20.00

To assist schools with providing adequate supervision for students, the following free entry rules apply:

  • One adult free per ten students
  • One free adult assisting a student with special needs.

Payment Options

  • School bookings may be paid by cash, cheque or credit card on the day of your visit and a receipt will be issued.
  • Alternatively, a tax Invoice will be forwarded following your visit, with the confirmed number of participants and the full cost of the visit. Payment must be by cheque or credit card.

Important Exhibition Information

Secrets of the Afterlife is on display at the Western Australian Museum – Perth (Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Perth) from 17 May - 22 September 2013.

As we expect higher than usual visitation to the Museum to view the Secrets of the Afterlife exhibition, it is essential that all teachers, students and adult helpers are familiar with exhibition rules and safety information before entering.

Please note that large groups may be split up as we need to manage capacity for this exhibition.

All school visits to the Secrets of The Afterlife exhibition are self-guided.

Secrets of The Afterlife exhibition

  • Your class/es will be scheduled to visit the Secrets of the Afterlife exhibition at specific times, as per your booking.
  • Please split your class/es into small groups of no more than ten students as you prepare to enter the exhibition. Each group should be allocated an adult leader.
  • Please allow 30 - 45 minutes to view the exhibition.

Your group/s are welcome to explore the remainder of the Museum’s galleries before or after viewing the Secrets of the Afterlife exhibition. We recommend that teachers become familiar with the Museum’s layout and collections by visiting the Museum prior to their excursion date.

Exhibition Rules

Please note the following important exhibition rules:

  • No food or drink is allowed
  • No photography is allowed
  • No pens, pencils or other writing implements are allowed inside the gallery
  • Students must be supervised at all times
  • Be respectful of displays and ‘no touching’ signage where it is present
  • Be respectful of other Museum visitors, and remind students to use ‘quiet voices’
  • No running

Important Museum Information

Museum Education Bookings and Enquiries.

Phone: (08) 9427 2792
Fax: (08) 9427 2883
Email: education@museum.wa.gov.au

Please refer to www.museum.wa.gov.au/education or our 2013 Education Programs brochure (available on our website or in a hard copy form) for an overview of the range of facilitated programs and self-guided experiences available for school groups.

Excursion Management Plan

Please visit www.museum.wa.gov.au/education for our comprehensive Excursion Management Plan which includes information on adult supervision ratios and emergency procedures.


There are toilets located in the passageway leading from the main foyer. Other facilities are located throughout the Museum. A drinking fountain is located in the café courtyard outside the Old Gaol.

Lunches and Bags

Due to space limitations and expected high visitation resulting from this exhibition, please note the following:

  • Please have students leave their bags at school, and have all lunches packed in large plastic crates.
  • There are spaces to have lunch or recess breaks on the grassed areas outside the Museum or in the paved courtyard within the Museum grounds.
  • Please note that many of our usual undercover spaces will be unavailable for schools to eat their lunch in the event that it is raining. Please consider using undercover spaces located within the Perth Cultural Centre.
  • No food or drink can be consumed in the Museum’s galleries.


Please notify our staff if any students have specific access requirements, including students in wheelchairs.


Cameras can be used in all galleries except for Secrets of the Afterlife. We encourage you to take photos so that your class can reflect on their experience.


Public Transport

The Western Australian Museum - Perth is located within walking distance from the Perth train station, and is accessible from most Perth-bound bus routes. For more information on transport costs or support on planning your Museum excursion on public transport contact:

Transperth Education Team
Phone: (08) 9326 3970
Email: education@transperth.wa.gov.au
Web: www.transperth.wa.gov.au

Private Transport

A Coach Stand for drop-off / pick-up of students is located on Francis St, near Gate 3. Schools can enter at Gate 3, or may walk a short distance to Gate 2 which is wheelchair accessible.

Alternatively, there is a coach stand on Beaufort Street, approximately 50 metres north of the Roe Street intersection.

The City of Perth does not provide bus parking facilities within the city’s boundaries. For further information contact the City of Perth Parking Team on 1300 889 613.

Paid car parking is available under the State Library of Western Australia or the Art Gallery of Western Australia. There are also a limited number of paid parking bays available in Beaufort and Francis Streets.