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WA Museum Boola Bardip

WA Museum Boola Bardip is a place to share Western Australia’s many stories.

Our people, our places and our role in the world. Boola Bardip means many stories in Nyoongar; the Country on which the Museum sits.

The Museum features eight permanent galleries, each with its own distinct theme and displays, which has been developed in consultation with around 54,000 people from around WA.

WA Museum Boola Bardip also has a 1,000sqm special exhibition gallery, five stunning heritage-listed buildings, retail and cafe spaces – and of course, thousands of items from the State's collections displayed in new and innovative ways.

WA Museum Boola Bardip is a place to enjoy, learn, debate and imagine.

Explore the stories and culture of local Aboriginal peoples and the perspectives of individuals and communities that have shaped Western Australia’s identity and sense of place.

Highlights of the Museum include Otto the 24 metre blue whale skeleton, specimens and models of the State’s unique plants, animals and incredible land formations, fascinating minerals and meteorites and the megafauna and dinosaurs that once inhabited prehistoric Earth. And don’t miss the crystal portal – a selfie moment in the Museum!

Admission is free.  Some special exhibitions & events may charge a fee.

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    Step into the realm of the videogame in a series of playful and immersive installations that will take you on a journey through new sonic landscapes and exciting kaleidoscopic worlds.

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    Northbridge

    Experience iconic gaming movies and live gaming in this mini film and gaming festival at the WA Museum Boola Bardip's Hackett Hall.

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    Featuring a program of works all missing an intrinsic part of choral music, Voyces will present a vibrant palette of contemporary choral sounds, textures and rhythms under Otto, the Blue Whale at Hackett Hall, WA Museum Boola Bardip.

  • Nyumbi
    Northbridge

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    Spinning Yarns - Heritage Crafts Tour & Knitting Circle Under Otto the Blue Whale 2022

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    Northbridge

    Nyumbi means celebration dance in Nyoongar language. Experience a celebration of Nyoongar culture through song, dance and language, as local performers share their rich culture and history.

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    Celebrate the end of your week at the WA Museum Boola Bardip in the space between loud and bright, dark and peaceful. Join us as we illuminate the Old Gaol and the WA Museum Boola Bardip Loading Bay with large-scale projection by VJzoo accompanied by the dynamic tunes of top local DJs.

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    State of Us History Tour at WA Museum Boola Bardip

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    At WA Museum Boola Bardip, join Nyoongar artists Roni and Simon Forrest in creating a beautiful sand mural to celebrate the beginning of National Reconciliation Week.

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    Journey through the WA Museum Boola Bardip highlighting stories, significant events and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have dedicated their lives to creating positive change for their communities.

  • Yarning Circles v2
    Northbridge

    Twice a day throughout Reconciliation Week 2022, join WA Museum Boola Bardip's Yarning Circles as we speak and listen from the heart.

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