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Western Australian Museum - Perth

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Address: James Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 9427 2700
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

The main attraction is the museum's extensive collection of Aboriginal...

The main attraction is the museum's extensive collection of Aboriginal artifacts, but yes, there's a dinosaur gallery for the kids, too.

*The Perth site will temporarily close from June 2016 to re-open in 2020.

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Amazing experience, very interesting and information all around. Would visit again in case I missed bits

Reviewed 19 August 2015
Suzy P
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Lots to see and do here and some good interactive things for kids to experience including drawers full of exhibits to open. Best of all it is free, however they do ask for donations and we gladly left a reasonable amount.

Thank RLNR
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Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Western Australian Museum is a must visit when you are in Perth. They have an interaction kids friendly computer to show young children funly about water animals. They not only have pictures but also the fossil. Its very details how they display and show the collections. It's very educational meseum.

1 Thank Cherry_Star
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

- Museum is quite small in comparison to most capital museums. - It is free (I left a donation which is optional) - I found the exhibits to be very dated (obviously that is the nature of most items within any museum) however the overall display of the items is not as interactive as most other museums around the country.

Thank Mitch R
Secret Harbour
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Great museum. Look in the drawers for treasures! There are so many things to see in this well planned museum.

Thank Normlovesfishing
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Hadn't been for years. Went with my wife and walked around looking at exhibits. Many were interactive. All were informative. The aboriginal exhibit is well worth he visit. It's great for the history of the state. Go if you can. It's free and in the arts precinct. Do the art gallery and Pica at the same... More 

Thank tim w
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Amazing experience, very interesting and information all around. Would visit again in case I missed bits

Thank Suzy P
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Friends warned us that it wasn't much, but it was raining and the museum is free, so we thought we'd just give it a go. We started at the top floor (stones and dinosaurs - my teenage boys loved it) and were planning to go all the way down, but we never made it: the museum closes at 5 pm... More 

Thank Suus_12
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Whilst the displays of animals still entice people to visit, many of the old subject matter has disappeared. This museum was much better and user-friendly back in the day when they displayed a few classic motor vehicles. Change is not always better, this being a classic case.

1 Thank Emeritusprofessor
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We thought this museum was very true to Australias heritage ,the amount of artifacts on display is truely amazing , i will say that it will take a good few hours to look at this museum properly !!.

Thank Clive M
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Being from the UK, it was interesting to visit this museum and learn about the history of Western Australia & Perth. Free entry, always a bonus!

Thank RandRH

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