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The Western Australian Museum is the State’s premier cultural organisation, housing WA’s scientific and cultural collection. 

For over 120 years the Western Australian Museum has been making the State's natural and social heritage accessible and engaging through research, exhibitions and public programs.

The Western Australian Museum Perth offers a wide range of long term and travelling exhibitions. Explore the stories and culture of the local Aboriginal people, the State's unique flora, fauna and biodiversity, and the fascinating minerals, meteorites, megafauna and dinosaurs that once inhabited WA and prehistoric Earth. The Museum also includes the Discovery Centre, which offers the chance to get hands-on with the Museum’s collections and learn about WA, our land and our people.

Temporary closure

The Western Australian Museum doors are now closed for one of the most significant museum redevelopments in the world today. 

Its transformation sees the development of a new building that integrates with the current heritage buildings including the Old Gaol, Hackett Hall, and the Jubilee and Beaufort Street wings – which will be refurbished inside and out.

The New Museum will reopen in 2020 with significantly increased space for new exhibitions, touring and temporary exhibition spaces, interactive and experiential spaces, investigation and preservation work, learning spaces for programs, events and activities, and function spaces, café and retail services.

Visit the New Museum website for more information about the project, or visit our See and Do section to find out what else is happening at Perth Cultural Centre.

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