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Top 10 museums in Perth

Perth is the capital of Western Australia, housing a vast number of museums. We have listed the Top 10 museums in Perth, Western Australia.

  1. Top 10 museums in Perth – Western Australian Museum

Commenced as Geological Museum, displaying the geological, ethnological, and biological collection in 1981. In 1897 changed the name to Western Australian Museum, further enhancing the collections with historic shipwrecks and aboriginal sites.

Presently Western Australian Museum houses more than 8 million objects on extensive number of subjects. The museum manages 200 shipwreck sites located on WA coast.

Address: James Street, Northbridge WA 6000, Australia

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  1. Top 10 museums in Perth – Scitech

Scitech Discovery Centre is operated by Scitech, an award-winning non-profit organisation. This interactive science museum entertains and educates visitors on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). And main attraction has become the museums own planetarium. The everyday programs include live science, puppet, planetarium and discoverland specially designed for 3-7 years.

Address: City West Centre, Sutherland St & Railway Street, Perth WA 6005, Australia

  1. The Nostalgia Box Museum

This is Australia’s first interactive video game console museum located in Perth. This Museum showcases more than 100 consoles from 1970 – 2000. All visitors advised to book in advance online, to avoid long queues.

Address: 3/16 Aberdeen St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

  1. Top 10 museums in Perth – Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA)

AGWA is a public State art gallery, founded in 1985 is a part of Perth Cultural Centre in Perth, Western Australia. Accommodating Indigenous art, pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art & design, and Australian/international art at the premises. AGWA offers associate programs and stimulating exhibitions placing emphasis on the art of Australia and free guided tours with voluntary Gallery Guides.

Address: Perth Cultural Centre Roe St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

  1. Top 10 museums in Perth  – WA Maritime Museum – Perth

Waterfront museum located at Victoria Quay renowned for guided submarine tours. It also houses several galleries that exhibit a range of iconic vessels, leisure boats, and handcrafted sailing boats rendering a perfect image of the past and the present of the Fremantle as a port city. Don’t forget to visit WA Shipwrecks Museum located at Cliff Street while you’re visiting WA Maritime Museum.

Address: Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Drive, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

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  1. Top 10 museums in Perth – WA Medical Museum

In the leafy suburb of Subiaco WA, Medical Museum offers wide variety of operating theatre surgeries, dental workshops, early pharmaceuticals and equipment displays for visitors. The Harvey House building where the museum is located started as an industrial school and converted as the first maternity hospital in Perth on 1916, although later discovered the unit was too small to accommodate the number of deliveries. In 1985 it was converted in to the WA Medical Museum as known today.

Address: Railway and Barker Rd, Subiaco WA 6008, Australia

  1. Museum of Perth

The museum is an initiative of The Perth History Association Inc, a non -profit organisation founded in 2015. Housed in the Atlas building in the Esplanade, the museum of Perth chronicles the social, political and architectural history of Perth.  The museum contains a microcinema, Exhibition venue hosting private events & Food outlets.

Address: 8-10 The Esplanade, Perth WA 6000, Australia

  1.  Top 10 museums in Perth – Art Gallery of Western Australia

Located in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre it is easily accessible from the Perth Train Station. The Art Gallery of WA is a public state art gallery, founded in 1985, primarily focused in art, craft and design collections from 1892 today. The Museum offers free entrance and regularly rotating and constantly updating exhibitions.

Address: Perth Cultural Centre, Roe Street, Perth WA 6000, Australia

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  1.   Aboriginal Art Gallery – Kings Park

Located in the Kings Park overlooking the beautiful Swan River and Perth city, the museum has been open to public since 1992. The museum contains art gallery of aboriginal culture and history where you will get the opportunity to meet and talk with the Aboriginal artists and also observe their work through music, dance performances and storytelling.

Address: Kings Park, West Perth, WA 6005, Australia

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  1.  Top 10 museums in Perth

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
PICA is the place to go if you’re exploring best Australian and international visual, performance and interdisciplinary art. Housed in old Perth Central School building, a heritage building located in the heart of Perth, Western Australia. PICA aims to promote and support contemporary art, providing sites to experiment, analyse and study. It runs year around programs of exhibitions, dance performances, theatre and range of interdisciplinary art. Also possess one of the largest and most breath-taking exhibition places Australia has to offer.

Address: 51, James Street, Perth WA 6000, Australia

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