Museums in Western Australia - City of Perth, Fremantle Harbor and Greater Perth Area Museums

Welcome to our series on Museums in Western Australia.  This is the second article in the series, and we invite you to enjoy it and refer to the first article easily through this link. This article will expose locations and collection details for museums in the vicinity of Perth, Western Australia.  Greater Metropolitan Perth includes a wide range of museums from ancient history, more cultural and contemporary themes including motor sports, nature, and the arts.

 

       

The partial list of museums and the interactive map we generated using csv2geo covered the regions along the western and northern coastal areas of Western Australia.   We had already introduced you to a broad history of Australia and the structure of states and regions. (link to earlier article)  If you recall from the first article the large, sparsely populated State of Western Australia is broken up into regions.

  

The city of Perth takes its name from Captain James Sterling who named it to acknowledge Perth, Scotland back in 1829.  At that time, the area was very remote, and the British Navy was securing a port in what is now known as Fremantle Harbor.  This major harbor was established at the far west end of the Australian continent, over 2,600 KM from the next major state capitol of Adelaide in the state of South Australia (Western Australia’s neighbor to the east).  Perth is a magnificent modern port city with a mixture of historic interest and contemporary skyscraper glass towers intertwined with elegant walkways and parks and lots of water to support the basic need of life as well as a rich life filled with recreation and appreciation for nature.

    

As we discover this land of enchantment, let us keep in mind how remote this place really is.  This city of Perth with roughly 2 Million people.  Almost the same as Metropolitan San Diego, California have no significant large urban area between themselves and their closest major urban neighbor, in the next state, by a distance roughly equal to San Diego’s distance to Houston, Texas.  So, Imagine San Diego, all by itself on the west coast of California, no Los Angeles, no San Francisco (or any other major city in California), no Portland, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio.  Just a lot of wide-open, sun-soaked land with some small towns and outposts clinging to the southern coastline highway. Or, in European terms, the distance from Perth, Western Australia to Adelaide, South Australia is about the same as between Perth, Scotland, UK to The City of Rome, Italy.

    

It’s startling to imagine such open spaces.  No wonder Australians tend to fly, having over 400 airports in a nation of just under 26 Million. That’s just a few more folks than all of Pennsylvania and Ohio combined.  Or, again in European perspective, just a few less folks in Australia than all of Belgium and The Netherlands, combined.  This type of segregation has fostered a unique history of gritty survival and wild opportunity for the people strong enough to survive and thrive against that awesome challenge. In this, the second in a series of articles, we will identify the locations and content of museums of the Greater Perth, Western Australia metropolitan areas for your interest and enjoyment. We hope this will serve as a guide to stimulate your curiosity and imagination to what people can endure and achieve if given the freedom to build.  We also hope you enjoy this series of articles.  Please look for subsequent articles covering more of the fascinating Land Down Under.

 

LISTING OF MUSEUMS ON EMBEDDED MAP:

1, Name: Army Museum of Western Australia, Latitude: -32.04593 Longitude: 115.75562

Museum type: Military

Web Site: https://armymuseumwa.com.au/

Street Number: n/a

Street Name: Artillery Barracks Burt St

City: Fremantle, Latitude: -32.04732, Longitude: 115.75352

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6160

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Adults $15 Seniors/Concession $10 Child (6-17) $10 Family Group (2+3) $35 For School and other group tours refer to details in Bookings

Detail Info: Located on defence property and managed and operated by Defence personnel in conjunction with a large number of volunteers from the Army Museum of Western Australia Foundation

Virtual Access: n/a

 

 

2, Name: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Latitude: -31.95265, Longitude: 115.85743

Museum type: Art

Web Site: https://artgallery.wa.gov.au

Street Number: n/a

Street Name: Perth Cultural Centre

City: Perth, Latitude: -31.95265, Longitude: 115.85743

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6000

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: The Gallery is free to visit but we ask for a donation. Some special exhibitions are ticketed. To protect artworks, the Gallery is climate controlled and can be a little cool – bring a cardiganCheck on the Web site if membership is open. During Covid was suspended.

Detail Info: The State Art Collection is Western Australia’s greatest visual art asset. Since the first work of art was purchased in 1895, the AGWA Collection has grown into the finest public art collection in Western Australia of more than 18,000 works. One of the Collection''s key strengths is its holdings of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and its representation of Western Australian art and artists. Twentieth-century Australian and British paintings and sculpture are also a particular strength. Each year, the Collection grows by 150-400 works, largely through the generous support of AGWA’s Foundation Members and private donations.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

3, Name: Aviation Heritage Museum, Latitude: -32.048, Longitude: 115.85609

Museum type: Aviation

Web Site: https://aviationmuseumwa.org.au/

Street Number: 2

Street Name: Bull Creek Dr

City: Bull Creek, Latitude: -32.05675, Longitude: 115.8652

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6149

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Discounts are available for families, mini or large groups. If you have a large group that would like to visit the Aviation Heritage Museum please contact us on 9311 4470 to arrange a booking. For full details on the Aviation Heritage Museum tour and experiences click here.

Detail InfoThe Aviation Heritage Museum provides a unique museum experience of civilian and military aviation through its extraordinary aviation displays, helpful guides and special tours.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

4, Name: Azelia Ley Homestead Museum, Latitude: -32.10046, Longitude: 115.784

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://history.cockburn.wa.gov.au/Azelia-Ley-Museum

Street Number: 9

Street Name: Coleville Crescent

City: Spearwood, Latitude: -32.11469, Longitude: 115.78274

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6163

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: The Azelia Ley Homestead Museum and its associated outbuildings are located in Manning Park, Hamilton Hill. The heritage listed residence was built in 1923 for Azelia Ley (nee Manning) and offers a glimpse into the life of a prosperous settler family living in the Cockburn district.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

5, Name: Belmont Museum, Latitude: -31.96245, Longitude: 115.93395

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://www.belmont.wa.gov.au/discover/places-to-go/ruth-faulkner-library-and-belmont-museum/your-museum

Street Number: 213

Street Name: Wright Street

City: Cloverdale, Latitude: -31.96437, Longitude: 115.93801

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6105

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: Welcome to the Belmont Museum. Discover the stories of the many people who lived, worked and played in the City of Belmont- Redcliffe, Ascot, Belmont, Cloverdale, Kewdale and Rivervale. Over the years, boundaries and place names have changed, and entire communities have emerged, flourished, and faded away again. Experience the past, share memories and immerse yourself in Belmont’s history.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

6, Name: Berndt Museum of Anthropology, Latitude: -31.97768, Longitude: 115.81039

Museum type: Anthropology

Web Site: https://www.culturalprecinct.uwa.edu.au/venues/galleries-and-museums/berndt-museum/

Street Number: 35

Street Name: Stirling Hwy

City: Crawley, Latitude: -31.98283, Longitude: 115.81454

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6009

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: (+61) 8 6488 6000

Detail Info: The Berndt Museum of Anthropology at The University of Western Australia (UWA) holds one of the most significant collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural material in the world, manifesting in art, objects, archives, manuscripts, film and sound and photographic collections.

Virtual Access: https://www.culturalprecinct.uwa.edu.au/venues/galleries-and-museums/berndt-museum/exhibitions

 

7, Name: Bus Preservation Society of Western Australia, Latitude: -31.80427, Longitude: 115.96049

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://www.bpswa.org/

Street Number: 99A

Street Name: Lord Street

City: Whiteman, Latitude: -31.83231, Longitude: 115.92031

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6068

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: The Society is an organisation of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the restoration and preservation of buses and all things associated with the history of bus transport in Western Australia. The Society is funded by donations and grants from generous Sponsors, its members and community funding groups. The Society operates a Workshop located within Whiteman Park to work on restoration projects and maintenance of the fleet. Our Collection of over 35 heritage buses is maintained at the workshops. These buses are either ''Operational'', having been restored, ''Restorable'', currently under restoration or being stored as future restoration projects or ''Spares'', being kept as a supply of difficult to obtain spare parts for the rest of the fleet.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

8, Name: City of Gosnells Museum – Wilkinson Homestead, Latitude: -32.06385, Longitude: 115.98188

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://www.gosnells.wa.gov.au/About_our_City/Places_Spaces/Wilkinson_Homestead_Museum

Street Number: 34

Street Name: Homestead Road

City: Claremont, Latitude: -31.98353, Longitude: 115.78008

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6110

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Entry is free

Detail InfoLocated on the beautiful banks of the Canning River, the Museum collection is housed in the State Heritage listed Wilkinson Homestead. The site has an interesting history that includes early European settlement, and the district''s agricultural development. The Museum property and adjacent park are part of the 1829 land grant to pioneer John Okey Davis. The homestead, built in 1912, is on one of the largest citrus producing properties in nineteenth century Western Australia. Replica buildings, including the machinery shed, dunny and washhouse reflect life in earlier times. The collection features textiles, agricultural machinery, domestic equipment, furniture, historic photographs and paintings significant to local history. In mid 2006 the Museum received a donation of a beautifully restored vintage Essex motor car. This 1927 vehicle, formerly owned by local man Cyril Newton, was driven throughout Gosnells in the 1930s and attracted much attention, as cars, particularly of this type, were a relatively rare sight. This donation to the City by the Amaroo Village Board is a truly significant and greatly appreciated gift. It is currently on display in the main shed at the City''s Museum. The Museum is an attractive site for group visits and is available outside normal opening hours by request, for weddings or other group gatherings. The Museum can accommodate people with special needs. Chairs and tables can be provided. Please contact Heritage Services staff on 9397 3144 to discuss requirements. The Museum appreciates donations of objects, photographs and archival material relevant to the City of Gosnells. The Museum’s collection policy is available below or you may wish to contact Heritage Services staff on 9397 3144 to discuss your opportunity to add to the collection. Donations of objects or funds may be tax deductible and acquisition forms are available on the History and heritage donations page. Community support is essential to the operation of the Museum. Volunteers work with the collection, present education programs, provide tours, undertake research, and assist with other activities. To find out what positions are currently available check out the Heritage volunteering page.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

9, Name: Claremont Museum, Latitude: -31.99071, Longitude: 115.78717

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: http://www.claremont.wa.gov.au/Community-and-Living/Claremont-Museum

Street Number: 66

Street Name: Victoria Avenue

City: Claremont, Latitude: -31.98353, Longitude: 115.78008

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6010

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Members of our local communities play an important part in protecting the valuable heritage of the Freshwater Bay area. Working alongside paid staff, volunteers enrich and extend the services, skills and resources that the museum can offer to the community. We invite you to contact us and become a volunteer. You do not need a knowledge of Freshwater Bay’s history to be an important part of our volunteer group.

Detail Info: The building at 66 Victoria Avenue, now part of the Freshwater Bay Museum complex, has functioned since it was built in 1862, as a school, a place of religious worship, a boarding house, police station and residence for police officers. In 1975 it was opened as the Town of Claremont’s Claremont Museum, the first Council initiated museum in Western Australia. A permanent exhibition tells the story of the Noongar connection to the land and to Freshwater Bay and the many uses of the original building. The Sharkey Letters In 2009 the Museum received a large donation of photographs, documents and clothing from a descendant of Raymond John Sharkey. Raymond was originally from Sydney, but moved to Western Australia in 1892 during which time he lived at the ‘Appy ‘Ome boarding house in Claremont, now the Freshwater Bay Museum The historic boat shed on the Freshwater Bay foreshore is a key part of the Freshwater Bay Museum. It was donated to the Museum by the Mews family and moved from its Victoria Avenue site to its current location in 1996.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

10, Name: Cullity Gallery, Latitude: -31.97768, Longitude: 115.81039

Museum type: Art

Web Site: https://www.uwa.edu.au/facilities/cullity-gallery

Street Number: 35

Street Name: Stirling Highway

City: Perth, Latitude: -31.95265, Longitude: 115.85743

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6009

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: The Cullity Gallery is a unique venue showcasing innovative works in visual arts, architecture, landscape architecture and design.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

11, Name: Department of Fire and Emergency Services Education and Heritage Centre, Latitude: -31.95492, Longitude: 115.8643

Museum type: Firefighting

Web Site: https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/schooleducation/fehc/Pages/default.aspx

Street Number: 25

Street Name: Murray Street

City: Perth, Latitude: -31.95265, Longitude: 115.85743

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6000

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Entry is Free.

Detail Info: The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Education and Heritage Centre is located in the original Perth Central Fire Station. The building was commissioned under the authority of the Western Australian Fire Brigades Act of 1899 and was the first purpose built fire station in Western Australia. This building of historical diversity boasts a Federation Romanesque architectural style, it was registered on the Western Australian State Register of Heritage Places in 1989. Now refurbished, the old station characterises both past and present emergency services’ through displays dedicated to the history of Western Australian (WA) fire services and a natural hazards and disasters education gallery. The building stands as a permanent and majestic reminder of Perth’s rich social and architectural history. In 2011, the centre earned a High Commendation (WA Heritage Awards) for outstanding heritage interpretation of a place.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

12, Name: Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum, Latitude: -31.97768, Longitude: 115.81039

Museum type: Natural history

Web Site: https://www.earthmuseum.see.uwa.edu.au/

Street Number: 35

Street Name: Stirling Hwy

City: Crawley, Latitude: -31.98283, Longitude: 115.81454

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6009

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Entry: Free

Detail Info: The Museum offers a simple and interactive way for visitors of all ages to discover and explore earth sciences.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

13, Name: Fremantle Arts Centre, Latitude: -32.04768, Longitude: 115.75447

Museum type: Art

Web Site: https://www.fac.org.au/

Street Number: 1

Street Name: Finnerty Street

City: Fremantle, Latitude: -32.03249, Longitude: 115.74705

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6959

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Individual Membership For Adults $78.50 per year Concession Membership Pension And Concession Card Holders Only $57 Per Year

Detail Info: The Collection features an impressive number of Australian prints and artists’ books reflecting the diversity and complexity of the medium, and includes all winning works from the Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award by artists such as Raymond Arnold, Rebecca Beardmore, Pat Brassington, Damiano Bertoli, Marion Manifold, Mike Parr and Alick Tipoti.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

14, Name: Fremantle Prison, Latitude: -32.055, Longitude: 115.75354

Museum type: Prison

Web Site: https://fremantleprison.com.au/

Street Number: 1

Street Name: The Terrace

City: Fremantle, Latitude: -32.04732, Longitude: 115.75352

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6160

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Adult Concession or Group (10+ adults) Child Family Pass Prison Tours Convict Prison or Behind Bars or True Crime $22.00 $19.00 $12.00 $62.00 Prison Tour Package Option of two (2) Prison Tours $32.00 $29.00 $22.00 $102.00 Triple Prison Tour Package** Comprises all three (3) Prison Tours $42.00 $39.00 $32.00 $142.00 Tunnels Tour $65.00 $55.00 $45.00* $195.00 Tunnels & Prison Tour Package*** $75.00 $65.00 $55.00 $235.00 Torchlight Tour $28.00 $24.00 $18.00 $82.00 * Children must be 12 years old to participate in the Tunnels Tour ** Convict Prison and Behind Bars and True Crime *** Includes Tunnels Tour and your choice of one Prison Tour

Detail Info: In 2010, Fremantle Prison became the first building in Western Australia to be included on the World Heritage list. Its inscription on the World Heritage list was part of a serial nomination with ten other Australian Convict Sites. The site is also recognised on the National Heritage List and State Register of Heritage Places. It is classified by the National Trust and is part of the City of Fremantle''s West End Conservation Area. Decommissioned as a maximum-security gaol in 1991, the Prison was continuously used as a place of incarceration for almost 140 years. With death row, solitary cells and gallows, it is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

15, Name: Friends of Donnelly Village Museum, Latitude: -31.92773, Longitude: 115.8621

Museum type: Heritage listed Timber Mill Village

Web Site: http://www.friendsofdonnelly.org.au/

Street Number: 18A

Street Name: Venn Street

City: North Perth, Latitude: -31.9266, Longitude: 115.851

Region: SW Western Australia

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6006

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Annual Membership Fees (includes) GST) $30 Family $20 Individual

Detail Info: collect and preserve the history, natural industrial and social fabric of Donnelly Village, including Wheatley Village and Forest Settlement, Donnelly Mill and Donnelly River Village, development of interactive trails, displays and events.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

16, Name: Halliday House, Latitude: -31.92562, Longitude: 115.91934

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/arts-and-leisure/art,-music-and-culture/halliday-house-(museum)

Street Number: 114

Street Name: King William Street

City: Bayswater, Latitude: -31.92389, Longitude: 115.92006

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA

Postal Code: 6053

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: The Bayswater Historical Society has transformed Halliday House into a heritage centre and museum. This 1890s home contains photos of the people and places of Bayswater, and memorabilia from the early part of the century.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

17, Name: Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Latitude: -32.00402, Longitude: 115.84247

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://www.heathcotewa.com/

Street Number: 58

Street Name: Duncraig Road

City: Applecross, Latitude: -32.01034, Longitude: 115.83483

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6153

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: a/n

Detail Info: The heritage site is home to thriving cultural and recreational activities including a contemporary art gallery, museum, restaurant, artist studios, public markets and events, and creative small businesses. Goolugatup is renowned for its expansive children’s playground and sunset river views, both which attract locals and visitors from across the metropolitan area.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

18, Name: History House Museum, Latitude: -32.14983, Longitude: 116.01622

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://library.armadale.wa.gov.au/history-house

Street Number: 7

Street Name: Orchard Avenue

City: Armadale, Latitude: -32.15105, Longitude: 116.02055

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6112

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: In 1967, local residents were concerned that the Armadale Kelmscott area was not preserving its rich heritage, so they formed the Armadale Kelmscott Historical Society. The Society immediately began collecting significant items from the district. As the collection grew its members voiced the need for premises to exhibit the collection. The Society began fundraising and the then Armadale Kelmscott Shire agreed that the new museum could be built in Minnawarra Park. The Shire also agreed to help fund the building of a museum by contributing $2 for every $1 raised by the Society.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

19, Name: House of Buick, Latitude: -31.77673, Longitude: 115.83675

Museum type: Automotive

Web Site: http://www.westernbuicks.org/house-of-buick/

Street Number: 255

Street Name: Benmuni Rd

City: Wanneroo, Latitude: -31.75038, Longitude: 115.80456

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6065

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: A wonderful collection of Buicks if you ever had the privilege of seeing this collection it was a memorial event.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

20, Name: Hugh Manning Tractor & Machinery Museum, Latitude: -32.36388, Longitude: 115.98019

Museum type: Agriculture

Web Site: http://www.serpentinetractors.asn.au/

Street Number: n/a

Street Name: Wellard Street

City: Serpentine, Latitude: -32.36415, Longitude: 115.98425

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6125

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Annual Membership Fee - payable by cheque or can be paid at the museum Saturdays and Sundays - 10am – 3.00pm Adults: $25 Couples: $30 Children: 5 – 18 years $10

Detail Info: Most of our collection of tractors and machinery has been restored to excellent working condition, after having served the farming community in the state of Western Australia from the early 1900''s.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

21, Name: Jarrahdale Old Post Office Museum, Latitude: -32.33545, Longitude: 116.05819

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://www.jarrahdale.com/old-post-office-museum/

Street Number: 631

Street Name: Jarrahdale Road

City: Jarrahdale, Latitude: -32.33692, Longitude: 116.0676

Region: Darling Range

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6124

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: The Old Post Office is the starting point of many guided walks, run by the Jarrahdale Heritage Society. Built in 1896, the Old Post Office provides a wealth of information on the attractions of Jarrahdale, its rich history, as well as a range of local crafts at reasonable prices.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

22, Name: John Curtin Gallery, Latitude: -32.00656, Longitude: 115.88777

Museum type: Art

Web Site: http://jcg.curtin.edu.au/

Street Number: Building 200A

Street Name: Curtin University Kent Street

City: Bentley, Latitude: -32.00199, Longitude: 115.91874

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6102

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: John Curtin Gallery is located on Nyungar boodjar in Perth, Western Australia. We wish to acknowledge the custodians of this land, the Whadjuk people and their Elders past and present.

Virtual Access: https://jcg.curtin.edu.au/virtual-tour-april-2020/

 

23, Name: Kalamunda History Village, Latitude: -31.97002, Longitude: 116.05871

Museum type: Open air

Web Site: https://www.kalamundahistoricalsociety.com/

Street Number: 56

Street Name: Railway Road

City: Kalamunda, Latitude: -31.97022, Longitude: 116.05765

Region: Darling Range

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6076

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Adults $8 Concession $6 Children (over 5) $4

Detail Info: Kalamunda is situated approximately 25km inland from Perth, Western Australia in the Darling Ranges. The district evolved from the timber and orchard industries and became a popular holiday venue for the people of Perth and Fremantle. The name Kalamunda derives from the Aboriginal ''Cala'', meaning bush, and ''Munnda'', meaning hearth.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

24, Name: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Latitude: -31.97768, Longitude: 115.81039

Museum type: Art

Web Site: https://www.uwa.edu.au/lwag/home

Street Number: 35

Street Name: Stirling Hwy

City: Crawley, Latitude: -31.98283, Longitude: 115.81454

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6009

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: entry is free

Detail Info: Our Collections include significant holdings of Western Australian and Australian art, and australian aboriginal, papua new guinean and asian art and artefacts

Virtual Access: n/a

 

25, Name: Mandurah Community Museum, Latitude: -32.53516, Longitude: 115.7196

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/explore/heritage-museum

Street Number: 3

Street Name: Pinjarra Rd

City: Mandurah, Latitude: -32.52895, Longitude: 115.7208

Region: Peel

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6210

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Entry by gold coin donation

Detail Info: Come and discover the fascinating stories of the Peel Region and learn about significant people, places and events in Mandurah’s History. Our Museum features photographs, objects and information about Mandurah’s journey from pre-settlement through its development as a quiet holiday town into the thriving city we know today!

Virtual Access: n/a

 

26, Name: Melville Discovery Centre, Latitude: -32.03292, Longitude: 115.83264

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://www.melvillebirdsanctuaryanddiscoverycentre.com/

Street Number: 10

Street Name: Almondbury Rd

City: Booragoon, Latitude: -32.03562, Longitude: 115.83221

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6154

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: We set about laying new groundwork for the MBS proposal by approaching the City of Melville followed by consultations with a number of key stakeholders including our Member for Bicton, Lisa O’Malley MLA, the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), Birdlife WA and the Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group (SERAG). We were encouraged by these stakeholders’ wholehearted support for the MBS proposal. As well, Lisa O’Malley accompanied Environment Minister Stephen Dawson MLC on a visit to Alfred Cove in late July to see at first-hand the area being proposed for the MBS.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

27, Name: Miller Bakehouse Museum, Latitude: -32.03955, Longitude: 115.78789

Museum type: Industry

Web Site: https://melvillehistorysociety.webnode.com/

Street Number: 7

Street Name: Baal Street

City: Palmyra, Latitude: -32.0416, Longitude: 115.77943

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6157

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: The Society is open to all who are interested in its objectives and membership is available in the following categories (current subscription rates are available from the Secretary):- Life Member, Individual Member, Family Member, Concessional Member (Senior, Pensioner, Student), Institutional Member

Detail Info: Restored in 1988 by the City of Melville as a bi-centennial project, the Bakehouse building provides a meeting place for small community groups, headquarters for the Melville History Society and a small industry based museum built around the retained baker''s Cleveland Moulder oven. There are few ovens of this type still in existence. By preserving this one, future generations will be able to see how bakers worked before the age of high technology

Virtual Access: n/a

 

28, Name: Motor Museum of Western Australia, Latitude: -31.84381, Longitude: 115.92181

Museum type: Automotive

Web Site: http://www.motormuseumwa.com.au/

Street Number: 223a

Street Name: Drumpellier (Entry also from, Beechboro Rd N

City: Whiteman Park, Latitude: -31.81332, Longitude: 115.96294

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6068

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Adult -$16.50 card $13.50 Children -$7.00 card $6.00 Senior -$13.00 card $10.50 Family -$38.00 card $30.00 Companion -$38.00 card $30.00

Detail Info: The Motor Museum of Western Australia opened its doors to the public on December 21st 1994 and was officially opened by the Hon, Richard Lewis M.L.A. Minister for Planning & Heritage on April 2,1995. The museum was dedicated to the late Percy Markam 1913-1994 in appreciation of his contribution to the historic vehicle movement in Western Australia

Virtual Access: n/a

 

29, Name: Mount Flora Regional Museum, Latitude: -31.85279, Longitude: 115.75601

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://www.stirling.wa.gov.au/your-city/about-stirling/history-and-heritage/mount-flora-museum

Street Number: 30

Street Name: Laurie Strutt Reserve, 30 Elvire St

City: Watermans Bay, Latitude: -31.84616, Longitude: 115.75728

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6020

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: The mezzanine floor focuses on social history through photographs and artefacts. You can look through ‘windows into the past’ to see what typical rooms looked like in the early days. Our exhibits include a kitchen with various historical utensils and a wood-burning stove, and a dining table set for that night’s family dinner. During WWII the museum’s lookout was an observation post. Now you can go up the stairs and see the most beautiful panoramic views of the City’s northern beaches. The lookout features a stunning mural by Brenton See, featuring local wildlife

Virtual Access: n/a

 

30, Name: Mundaring Travelling Museum, Latitude: -31.9017, Longitude: 116.16661

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://lostmundaring.wixsite.com/lostmundaringsurroun

Street Number: 7225

Street Name: Great Eastern Hwy

City: Mundaring, Latitude: -31.90191, Longitude: 116.16688

Region: Darling Range

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6073

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: At Lost Mundaring & Surroundings Local History Museum, we gather, preserve and showcase our hills history through events and exhibitions at our Traveling Museum and our online sites. This all makes Lost Mundaring''s motto of "Preserving Hills History for our Community"

Virtual Access: n/a

 

31, Name: Mundaring District Museum, Latitude: -31.90191, Longitude: 116.16688

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://www.mhhs.org.au/

Street Number: n/a

Street Name: n/a

City: Mundaring, Latitude: -31.90191, Longitude: 116.16688

Region: Darling Range

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6073

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: Mundaring and Hills Historical Society and Shire of Mundaring are asking people for any photographs relating to the Shire of Mundaring prior to the year 2000. Photographs must be original and comply with the terms and conditions of the project. A panel of two judges will choose the winner of the Open Award. This panel will consist of a representative from the MHHS and a representative from the Shire of Mundaring

Virtual Access: n/a

 

32, Name: Museum of Performing Arts, Latitude: -31.95308, Longitude: 115.85444

Museum type: Performing arts

Web Site: https://www.mopa.ptt.wa.gov.au/

Street Number: 825

Street Name: Hay Street

City: Perth, Latitude: -31.95265, Longitude: 115.85743

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6000

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: Throughout its colourful and exciting history, His Majesty’s Theatre has hosted a myriad of performance genres - from ballet to contemporary dance, opera to musical theatre, vaudeville to stand-up comedy, Shakespearean drama to pantomime and more

Virtual Access: n/a

 

33, Name: Museum of Natural History, Latitude: -31.89966, Longitude: 115.97015

Museum type: Greater Perth

Web Site: Natural history

Street Number: https://academyoftaxidermy.com/

Street Name: 131

City: James Street, Latitude: -31.89743, Longitude: 115.97166

Region:  Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6935

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: n/a

Virtual Access: For promotional ideas using taxidermy specimens, please see Animals For Promotion. Animals currently available for hire can be seen at Mounted Animals For Hire and Replica Animals. Superbly crafted, glass display cabinets can be custom built to present your taxidermy masterpieces. We will also repair and restore existing taxidermy work, animal skins, rugs and wall hangings

 

34, Name: Museum of Perth, Latitude: -31.95636, Longitude: 115.85801

Museum type: Local history

Web Site: https://www.museumofperth.com.au/

Street Number: 08-Okt-2021

Street Name: The Atlas Building, The Esplanade

City: Perth, Latitude: -31.95265, Longitude: 115.85743

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6000

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: The Museum of Perth chronicles the social, cultural, political and architectural history of Perth. Our exhibition gallery serves as a meeting place of ideas and stories, a retail space, micro-cinema and a cultural hub in a part of our city that is in flux. The Museum is an initiative of the Perth History Association Inc, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2015, We are seeking volunteers and financial supporters to help us along the way, so please get in touch if you would like to help

Virtual Access: n/a

 

35, Name: No 1 Pump Station, Latitude: -31.92816, Longitude: 116.18183

Museum type: Technology

Web Site: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/no-1-pump-station/

Street Number: n/a

Street Name: Mundaring Weir Rd

City: Mundaring, Latitude: -31.90191, Longitude: 116.16688

Region: Darling Range

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6073

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: National Trust Members - FREE Adults - $10.00 Adult / Student Concession - $7.00 Children (5yrs and over) - $5.00 Children (under 5 yrs) - FREE Family group of four - $25.00 Group bookings (10 or more people) - from $7.00 per person (Schools by appointment)

Detail Info: The No 1 Pump Station Mundaring stands at the foot of Mundaring Weir and provides an opportunity to explore one of Australia’s most significant industrial heritage sites

Virtual Access: n/a

 

36, Name: The Nostalgia Box, Latitude: -31.94769, Longitude: 115.86218

Museum type: Technology

Web Site: https://thenostalgiabox.com.au/

Street Number: Shop 3, 16

Street Name: Aberdeen Street

City: Perth, Latitude: -31.95265, Longitude: 115.85743

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6000

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Adult: $18.70 Child (5-15): $13.20 Family(2 adults 2 children): $55 WA Concession holders: $16.50

Detail Info: The Nostalgia box – Australia’s one and only video game console museum, located right in the heart of Northbridge, Perth. Take a trip down memory lane and relive your childhood memories filled with the colourful screens and high pitched tunes of your favourite video games of days since passed. Our museum has over 100 video game consoles on display. Dating from the 1970s, when video games were in their baby shoes, all the way to the early 2000s where we can see how much these games have grown, just like how you have done over the years

Virtual Access: n/a

 

37, Name: Old Blythewood, Latitude: -32.61216, Longitude: 115.89669

Museum type: Historic house

Web Site: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/old-blythewood/

Street Number: n/a

Street Name: Southwest Highway

City: Pinjarra, Latitude: -32.6302, Longitude: 115.87315

Region: Peel

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6208

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: National Trust Members - FREE Adults - $10.00 Adult / Student Concession - $7.00 Children (5yrs and over) - $5.00 Children (under 5 yrs) - FREE Family group of four - $25.00 Group bookings (10 or more people) - from $7.00 per person (Schools by appointment)

Detail Info: Set on a high bank overlooking the fertile flats of the Murray River, Old Blythewood stands as a testament to the industry, ingenuity and flexibility of the pioneering McLarty family. John and Mary Anne McLarty were amongst the first Europeans to settle in the Murray District around 1842. John was a tenant farmer and Mary Anne the local postmistress

Virtual Access: n/a

 

38, Name: Old Court House Law Museum, Latitude: -31.95575, Longitude: 115.85977

Museum type: Law

Web Site: https://www.lawsocietywa.asn.au/the-museum/

Street Number: n/a

Street Name: Stirling Gardens, corner of Barrack Street and St Georges Terrace, (next to the Supreme Court of Western Australia)

City: Perth, Latitude: -31.95265, Longitude: 115.85743

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6000

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Entry cost. Free

Detail Info: The Old Court House Law Museum is one of only a few law museums in the world. The museum is housed in the City of Perth’s oldest building, constructed in 1836, next to the Supreme Court of Western Australia. The museum promotes an understanding of the law, legal issues and the legal profession in Western Australia’s community and preserves the history of the law and the legal profession in Western Australia. The museum’s interpretive displays, Small Court House Big Stories, People and The Law and From Past to Present are accompanied by an audio overview and take visitors on a journey through Western Australia’s legal and social history

Virtual Access: n/a

 

39, Name: Old Mill, Latitude: -31.96738, Longitude: 115.84741

Museum type: Greater Perth

Web Site: Mill

Street Number: https://southperth.wa.gov.au/discover/things-to-see-and-do/old-mill

Street Name: n/a

City: Melville Pl, Latitude: -31.97504, Longitude: 115.85545

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6151

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Australia

Detail Info: Guided tours of the Old Mill are available to groups of up to 70 people during opening hours. Bookings are recommended. Cost is $2 per person.

Virtual Access: The Old Mill in South Perth is one of Perth’s best known landmarks. Built in 1835 and operating until 1859, the mill produced 680kg of flour per day at its peak. Since ceasing production, the mill has been used as a hotel, a residence, a wine saloon and a poultry farm. In 1992, the Old Mill was granted to the City of South Perth to commemorate the centenary of the founding of Local Government in South Perth (1892). The stone buildings and site were repaired and upgraded and were then vested in the National Trust

 

40, Name: HMAS Ovens, Latitude: -32.05448, Longitude: 115.73989

Museum type: Maritime

Web Site: http://museum.wa.gov.au/museums/maritime

Street Number: n/a

Street Name: Victoria Quay Road

City: Fremantle, Latitude: -32.04732, Longitude: 115.75352

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6160

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Adult $15.00 Child (0-4 years) Free Child (5-15 years) Free Concession* $7.50 Family (2 Adult + 2 Children) $30.00 Carer^ Free

Detail Info: Perched on the Indian Ocean''s shore, the WA Maritime Museum is symbolic of Fremantle’s past, present and future as a coastal city and port. The Museum houses several unique galleries that explore WA''s maritime relationship. From leisure boats and handcrafted sailing boats to commercial pearl luggers, the Museum inspires visitors to discover WA’s affinity with the ocean. The Museum is home to the winning America''s Cup yacht, Australia II, an Oberon class submarine — HMAS Ovens, Jon Sanders’ Parry Endeavour and many other iconic vessels from WA''s maritime history

Virtual Access: n/a

 

41, Name: Peninsula Farm, Latitude: -31.94369, Longitude: 115.91036

Museum type: Historic house

Web Site: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/peninsula-farm/

Street Number: 2A

Street Name: Johnson Rd

City: Maylands, Latitude: -31.92927, Longitude: 115.89727

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6051

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: National Trust Members - FREE Adults - $10.00 Adult / Student Concession - $7.00 Children (5yrs and over) - $5.00 Children (under 5 yrs) - FREE Family group of four - $25.00 Group bookings (10 or more people) - from $7.00 per person (Schools by appointment)

Detail Info: Peninsula Farm at Wuâ€┬Érut Woorat is a place of great historical importance to our state. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the first years of European settlement in Western Australia and reflect on a landscape offering a tantalising glimpse into the past. Constructed by Joseph Hardey in 1839, it was the third house he had built on Peninsula Farm, a property originally granted to him in 1830. Over the years the house was added to, expanded outwards and upwards. At the same time, the farm became smaller and smaller.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

42, Name: Perth Gaol, Latitude: -31.95636, Longitude: 115.85801

Museum type: Prison

Web Site: https://www.museumofperth.com.au/old-perth-gaol

Street Number: 08/10

Street Name: The Esplanade

City: Perth, Latitude: -31.95265, Longitude: 115.85743

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6000

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: n/a

Detail Info: The proposal for the gaol was approved by WA Charles Governor Fitzgerald in December of 1853, with construction to begin the next year. The location, at the intersection of Beauford and Francis Streets, was chosen for its proximity to the centre of Perth. Designed by colonial architect Richard Roach Jewell, the two story structure was built using convict labour and used limestone sourced from Fremantle. The gaol contained a basement, chapel, gaoler’s quarters, cells, and a prisoners’ yard, in which executions would take place. Prisoners would be executed here throughout the buildings life as a prison. Pictured, Perth Gaol in 1860, four years after construction was complete and the first prisoners were transferred here.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

43, Name: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Latitude: -31.9498552, Longitude: 115.8606808

Museum type: Art

Web Site: https://pica.org.au/

Street Number: 51

Street Name: James Street Mall

City: Perth, Latitude: -31.95265, Longitude: 115.85743

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6000

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: FREE ENTRY

Detail Info: PICA incorporated in 1989 but its emergence was preceded by the commitment and hard work undertaken over five years by its founders. Securing PICA’s eventual location, in what was originally the Perth Central School in the heart of the Cultural Centre was fundamental to that process. The new organisation partly, ‘follow[ed] on from Praxis (Western Australia’s former Contemporary Art Space now amalgamated with PICA), which had a fifteen-year history of producing an important program of visual arts exhibitions, publications and special projects. Praxis had been a part of a network of contemporary art spaces across Australia, organisations which had their origins in the alternative spaces of the 1970s, and which at their best have been critical, challenging and provocative.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

44, Name: Perth Mint, Latitude: -31.95701, Longitude: 115.86947

Museum type: Numismatic

Web Site: http://www.perthmint.com/

Street Number: 310

Street Name: Hay Street

City: East Perth, Latitude: -31.95543, Longitude: 115.87698

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6004

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Adult $19.00 Concession Card Holder* (Australian card holders) $17.00 Children (4 to 15 years)† $8.00 Children (0-3 years)† no charge Family Pass (two adults/two children) $48.00

Detail Info: The Perth Mint opened in 1899 in response to the discovery of rich gold deposits in Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. It was Australia''s third branch of Britain''s Royal Mint - the others being the Sydney Mint and the Melbourne Mint (both closed). Diggers, who flocked to the then colony of Western Australia in huge numbers from other parts of Australia and from around the world, deposited their raw gold with us where it was refined and minted into gold coins. Gold refining continually took place at our original Hay Street premises until April 1990, when the operation was moved to a modern facility in Perth’s eastern suburbs. Between 1899 and 1931, we struck more than 106 million gold sovereigns and nearly 735,000 half sovereigns for use as currency in Australia and throughout the British Empire.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

45, Name: Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, Latitude: -32.04614, Longitude: 115.84296

Museum type: Environment

Web Site: https://www.melvillecity.com.au/waste-and-environment/piney-lakes/piney-lakes-contact-and-opening-hours

Street Number: n/a

Street Name: Leach Hwy &, Murdoch Dr

City: Winthrop, Latitude: -32.05881, Longitude: 115.83301

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6150

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: $7 - $10 per student, depending on the program selected and time spent on site

Detail Info: The Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre (PLEEC) is a venue available for hire by the local community and is a place for environmental education. We aim to promote environmental awareness, respect for Noongar Boodja and encourage positive behavioural change towards sustainable living practices.

Virtual Access: n/a

 

46, Name: Revolutions Transport Museum, Latitude: -31.80427, Longitude: 115.96049

Museum type: Transportation

Web Site: https://www.whitemanpark.com.au/trains-trams-museums/revolutions-transport-museum

Street Number: n/a

Street Name: Lord St

City: Whiteman, Latitude: -31.83231, Longitude: 115.92031

Region: Greater Perth

State: WA 

Postal Code: 6068

Country: Australia

Membership/Entry: Entry Fees. Entry by donation (Some programs attract a fee)

Detail Info: Revolutions Transport Museum is much more than the State&