Perth Museum21 May – 12 September 2010
Western Australian Museum – Perth
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Perth
Open daily 9.30am – 5.00pm
Open Friday nights 5.00pm - 9.00pm


Adults $20
Concession $14
Children $12 (5 - 15 years)
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $54

Tickets are on sale through BOCS
call: (08) 9484 1133

About the exhibition

This is your last chance to see the extraordinary exhibition A Day in Pompeii in Australia.

Discover how ancient Romans lived and the fascinating story of Pompeii, a city entombed in 79 A.D. following the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, proudly presented by the Western Australian Museum and Eventscorp.

More than 250 exquisite objects including marble sculpture, gold jewellery and delicate frescoes evoke the richness and culture of life at the height of the Roman Empire. A Day in Pompeii tells the story of everyday life in the once-bustling city – from food and dining to shopping, medicine and religion.

A spectacular immersive 3D theatre will allow visitors to experience the dramatic eruption of Vesuvius that wiped out this amazing city.

3D animation still of Pompeii eruptionSpecial feature: immersive 3D theatre experience

A Day in Pompeii will feature a specially designed 3D theatre experience which gives visitors a chance to feel the same drama and terror of the town's citizens long ago and witness how a series of eruptions wiped out Pompeii over 48 hours.


A Day in Pompeii and Peggy Guggenheim Collection - joint ticket

See two extraordinary exhibitions, A Day in Pompeii at the Western Australian Museum and Peggy Guggenheim: A Collection in Venice at the Art Gallery of Western Australia (opens 9 October), and save $10.

Special offer only available for joint tickets purchased between August 16th and 29th – take advantage of the LAST DAYS of A Day in Pompeii closing soon!

Joint tickets can be purchased through BOCS Ticketing or at the A Day in Pompeii ticketing desk at the WA Museum. (Advance purchase tickets to the Guggenheim exhibition are valid for any one day during the exhibition period).


Western Australian Museum - Perth


Getting to the Museum

The Western Australian Museum – Perth is located in the Perth Cultural Centre in James Street. Ticketed street parking is available on Francis Street and in the City of Perth car parks underneath the State Library of WA and the Art Gallery of WA. The Museum is a short walk from the Perth Train Station and Wellington Street Bus Station.


Admission to A Day in Pompeii theatre experience and exhibition will be by ticket only. The Museum recommends allowing an hour to see the exhibition and the 3D theatre experience. During peak periods delays and outdoor queuing is expected. Queuing commences for 3D theatre in main foyer 15 minutes before the ticketed start time.


Wheelchair access, parking, lifts, toilets and courtesy wheelchairs are available. Please see our staff for assistance with our access lifts. Prams will not be permitted into the 3D theatre experience. Prams will be permitted into the exhibition space. Food and drinks are not allowed in the exhibitions or theatre.


Photography and filming of A Day in Pompeii is not permitted.


Western Australian Museum Shop

Visit the Museum Shop for an extensive range of unique A Day in Pompeii gifts, souvenirs, books and toys.


Museum Café

During A Day in Pompeii the Museum, in partnership with Heyder and Shears, will host a Roman/Italian café to complement the exhibition. Delicious food and beverage options will be available throughout the day.

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Holiday Pompeii

Here's your chance to show off your of Pompeii holiday photos.

Email your photo (no more than 2Mb in size), its title and a 30 word or less story about it, plus your first name and suburb to trish.mcdonald@museum.wa.gov.au.

We'll print it off and add it to the Holiday Pompeii display which you can see when you visit the Museum.

You can contribute more than one photo but we can’t guarantee that all will be displayed.


Pompeii in pictures

Pompeii in pictures is a website produced by Jackie and Bob Dunn which provides a complete photographic plan of everything at ancient Pompeii as it is today. The site shows pictures of the excavations at Pompeii of every regio, insula, house, shop, villa, temple, baths, altar, fountain, gate, tomb and tower.

View the website at www.pompeiiinpictures.com


A Day in Pompeii – Volunteers Required

If you are a good storyteller, have a friendly personality, are physically fit, interested in history and able to volunteer for one or more days a week (including weekends) then the Western Australian Museum would like to hear from you.

To register your interest please call the Volunteer Coordinator on 0408947737 or email – les.barradeen@museum.wa.gov.au and leave your name and contact number.

Training, insurance cover and a uniform will be supplied to all successful volunteers.

The Western Australian Museum would like to thank our A Day in Pompeii partners

Presented By

Exhibition Partners

Major Partners

Supporting Partners

Launch Partners



  1. Visit Western Australian Government website
  2. Visit Sponsor
  3. Visit the eventscorp website
  4. Visit Melbourne Museum website
  5. Visit the SANP website
  6. The West Australian Newspaper
  7. Channel 7 Perth
  8. 720 ABC Perth

Header illustration: Mount Vesuvius, © Museum Victoria