Be taken on a voyage through the British Museum’s collections to explore the last two million years of human history.

Each object featured in A History of the World in 100 Objects marks a point on your journey through history: from early stone tools to Dürer’s celebrated print The Rhinoceros; the famous Flood Tablet to colourful Javanese shadow puppets.

Unlock fascinating stories and discover interactions between cultures of the past. Wonder at the remarkable achievements of humans as they faced changing climates, new lands and changing political arenas, and be amazed by their ingenuity and awed by their craftsmanship.


Treasures from another time
9 April - 24 April 2016: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Explore wonderful treasures from around the world in the Discovery Centre at the WA Museum – Perth. Decorate your own gold neckpiece or assemble a fabulous Indonesian shadow puppet like the ones on display for A History of the World in 100 Objects.

Visitors young and old can investigate toys from the past. Bring in one of your own toys to give it its museum moment: to be photographed and examined at the WA Museum.

Cost: free or $2 for puppets and neckpiece activities. 
Bookings required for groups of 10+.



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  • Adult $17.50, Child & Conc $12.50, $50.00 Family, Under 3 Free


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Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Perth WA 6000

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