Old Court House Museum, Stirling Gardens, Perth
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Did you know the Old Court House is Perth’s oldest building, constructed in 1836 at the beginning of the Swan River Colony? We don’t mind if you borrow that fun fact to impress the grandies when you visit! While you’re there, learn about stories from both sides of WA’s frontier, as the kids have a go at a ‘whodunnit’ - describing a criminal to create an identikit picture.
DFES Education & Heritage Centre, 25 Murray Street, Perth
Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 3pm
Old fire stations and vintage fire engines, you can’t go wrong with that! Discover the history of these 100-year-old vehicles while the kids get to live out their dream of dressing up as a firefighter. There will even be rides around the block on an original 1960’s Bedford.
City Room, WA Museum Boola Bardip
Saturday: 11am – 11.45am
A crowd favourite, Nyumbi (meaning celebration dance in Nyoongar language) is one performance not to miss! Soak in the Nyoongar culture through this beautiful display of song, dance and language, as local performers share their rich culture and history.
Supper Room, Perth Town Hall, Perth
If your grandkids are visual learners, bring them along to this language workshop where they will make their very own book to take home with them. We are sure you’ll learn a thing or two about Nyoongar language while you’re at it. Suitable for ages 5+.
Saturday: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Near the Carousel, Elizabeth Quay, Perth
Saturday: 11am – 1pm
Have you ever wondered about the meanings behind traditional symbols in Nyoongar art? This family-friendly experience will help teach you just that, as you paint your very own canvas art to take home. Suitable for ages 5+.
Bell Tower, Barrack Square, Perth
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
If a cruisy Sunday is more your thing, you will have to put the Bell Tower on your to-do list as they’re offering free entry all day! Featuring rich history, stunning views of the Swan River and a special bell ringing display from 11am-2pm, this experience has something for even the hardest to impress grandkids.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Sunday: 1pm – 2pm
Immerse yourself in one of the most iconic elements of Nyoongar culture – dance. Participants will have the opportunity to get painted up and use traditional props while they learn a traditional Noongar dance. We promise fun for all ages at this fantastic workshop!
Like what you’ve read? We encourage you to book early to avoid missing out on these fantastic free events. Head to visitperth.com/heritageperthweekend for booking information.
Getting into the city to enjoy Heritage Perth Weekend has never been easier. Check out the parking specials available at our City of Perth Parking car parks. Visit cityofperthparking.com.au for more information.
- 3-hour free weekend parking
CPP Cultural Centre car park, 2 Roe Street, Northbridge
CPP His Majesty's car park, 377 Murray Street, Perth
CPP Pier Street car park, 87-89 Pier Street, Perth
- Free night parking
From 6pm at all CPP car parks
- $10 all day parking
At select CPP car parks on week days
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