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Your Museum - Your WA, a Museum for our future

Western Australia is a truly extraordinary state with breathtaking diversity and a geological record stretching back hundreds of millions of years. The Western Australian Museum is at the forefront of research, study and presentation of this amazing natural resource – Sir David Attenborough

Extraordinary things happen at the Western Australian Museum – thanks, in no small part, to the generosity of our valued supporters.

Help us to expand our research, protect our species, celebrate our culture, grow our collections, educate the community and showcase WA to the world. Support us to preserve the rich legacy of our past while contributing to the future understanding and protection of life on Earth.

The WA State Government has committed nearly $430 million to develop a New Museum for WA, find out how you can get involved by visiting the Foundation for the WA Museum website. We appreciate your generous support.

Diver with a sea dragon in his hand

Sea dragon and diver
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Friends of the Museum

The Friends of the Museum are people that are passionate about the State's cultural and research heritage, and want to participate or support the Museum.

By becoming a Friend of the Museum, you are invited to a privileged insight into the Museum’s collection and its research and educational activities.

As a Friend you’ll have the opportunity to attend private viewings of the latest exhibitions and special talks by Museum staff on topics of interest to you, and to participate in field excursions led by Museum staff.

A fossilised fish skeleton

Mcnamaraspis kaprios
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The Museum welcomes people to volunteer their time to help with our education programs, to take tours and to carry out work behind the scenes with our Curatorial teams.

For further information about becoming a Volunteer.

Volunteer at WA Shipwrecks Museum

Volunteer at WA Museum Boola Bardip

Volunteer at WA Maritime Museum

Young girl with Sun replica at the Diamonds to Dinosaurs Gallery, WA Museum - Pe

Young girl with Sun replica at the Diamonds to Dinosaurs Gallery, WA Museum - Perth
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