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Two people walking to the WA Museum Boola Bardip

WA Museum

WA Museum Boola Bardip officially opened on 21 November 2020.

The museum is home to eight new permanent galleries, 1,000sqm of temporary exhibition gallery and thousands of items from the Museum’s collections displayed in new and innovative ways.

Discover our State’s rich cultural and natural heritage through three major themes.

  • Being Western Australian: Celebrating the diversity of our people.
  • Discovering Western Australia: Providing a gateway to our incredible State.
  • Exploring the World: Defining Western Australia’s place in the world.

Each of the Museum’s exhibitions explores these themes through collections, research and the perspectives of communities from across Western Australia.

Woven throughout are the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, recognising the primary rights of Australia’s first peoples in practising and expressing their cultural heritage.

Plan your visit 

All WA Museum Boola Bardip entry tickets for the opening celebration taking place 21 – 29 November have now been allocated to the successful ballot entrants.

To manage crowds, the museum are now taking free bookings for visitation from Monday 30 November to Sunday 31 January.

You may book up to ten tickets and we recommend allowing yourself at least two hours to experience the Museum's many exhibitions.

If you register for a tour, program or an event, entry is included in your booking. Book your free visit now through their website or call 1300 134 081.

A little more about the name of the WA Museum Boola Bardip.

Boola Bardip means many stories in Whadjuk Nyoongar; the Country on which the Museum sits.

WA Museum Boola Bardip is a place to share Western Australia’s many stories. Our people, our places and our role in the world.

Plan your trip