WA Museum Boola Bardip, Northbridge

PERTH | WA Museum Boola Bardip re-opened on 21 November 2020, after a four year development that saw the 1891 Geological Museum in the Old Perth Gaol renovated, and integrated into a completely new, modern building.

Also integrated into the new museum is Hackett Hall, originally built as an extention to the State Library of Western Australia in 1913. This will house the skeleton of a blue whale that many a generation will remember from the old museum. The 1899 Jubilee Building has also been refurbished, with the terrace and grand entrance reopened.

The museum is about Western Australia, its people, places and role in the world. The Museum hosts eight new permanent exhibitions focused around three major themes:

  • Being Western Australian: Celebrating the diversity of our people
  • Discovering Western Australia: A gateway to our incredible State
  • Exploring the World: Investigating WA and its place in the world

Each theme is explored through the Museum’s vast research and collections—helping visitors understand a broad range of topics including the formation of the Universe, WA inventions, extinct and newly discovered species, and the State’s diverse communities.

Boola Bardip means ‘many stories’ in local Nyoongar language. The stories and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are an integral part of the museum, and their cultural heritage forms a big part of the museum.

Beyond the permanent exhibitions, the museum also features 1,000sqm of temporary exhibition gallery space. There’s also a retail shop full of locally created products, food and beverage offerings, and a rotating schedule of special events indoors and outdoors.

The Museum is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm. General admission is free. Bookings are not required, but recommended if you wish to visit on a particular day at a particular time.


WA Museum Boola Bardip

Perth Cultural Centre
Northbridge
Western Australia 6000
Australia

Telephone: 1300 134 081
E-mail: [email protected]
Website

Open
Sun – Sat: 9:30am to 5:00pm

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