Museum of Perth

Museum of Perth: Hours, Address, Museum of Perth Reviews: 3.5/5

Museum of Perth
3.5
History Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Museum of Perth chronicles the cultural, political, social and architectural history of our City. Our gallery space hosts a rotating selection of exhibitions on different topics from Aboriginal History, WW1, Motor cars, architects, musicians and much more.
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Neighbourhood: Perth CBD
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James CB
8 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Probably one of the best kept secrets in Perth, not everybody wants to spend time in a museum but, this one is the exception if you are interested in the history, geology and wildlife of the region this is a must visit location, took us two days to get right round it, awesome place with so much to give and so much to learn!
Written 15 May 2022
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louise
Albany, Australia2 contributions
Nov. 2020 • Family
I was extremely disappointed at the museum it was lacking much of WA rich indigenous history , it also lacked much of early white Western Australian history including when we were NSW.
What I found most interesting was the first question our group was asked when was Western Australia Settled? 1829 was the answer which I found interesting as I distinctly remember the 150 year western Australia celebrations in1976.
This ignores the fact indigenous peoples have been here for tens of thousands of years.
All in all a very Eurocentric experience.
Written 23 November 2020
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GingerandThelma
Roma369 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Friends
We went to see the exhibition Murders on the Swan River which was very interesting and nicely displayed.
We had never been before so it was a nice discovery. It’s a small museum, run by volunteers, entrance by donations which focuses on the history of Perth, so no matter what the story is, it will always be interesting to visit when we come back to Perth.
Written 27 February 2019
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,408 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
The Museum of Perth is a private museum, situated in the Atlas Building. The Museum of Perth occupies the second level of this historic building. The Atlas Building is 8 The Esplanade, a short walk from Elizabeth Quay. The building was completed in 1931 and represents one of the most impressive Art Deco structures remaining in the city of Perth. The Museum has hosted a number of exhibitions, concentrating on the people and city of Perth. The Museum is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. It is closed on weekends and public holidays.
Written 17 May 2018
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Jeff M
Auckland, New Zealand374 contributions
Mar. 2018 • Solo
There wasn't a lot on display when I visited this museum, but it was worth it for the display boards detailing the history of Perth. These were well presented and gave a good overview of the development of the city to the present day.
Written 27 April 2018
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wlkbt_trvlr
Perth, Australia1,391 contributions
Jul. 2017 • Couples
Located opposite Elizabeth Quay, this quiet and unassuming museum is located in the historic Atlas Building having relocated from Grand Lane. You can take the old lift up to the second level, just be sure to hear for the click and shut the doors fully to get a ride upstairs. We had been expecting a larger exhibition but the modest one on offer was informative and enjoyable, the view of Elizabeth Quay from the windows was lovely. As it is a mixed use venue, they only open weekdays during business hours and that day they had sectioned off part of the space for classes.
Written 20 July 2017
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Lupin4
Sydney184 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Business
There's not much point in going to the main building right now. It's being renovated. Check if they are open before you plan your visit. That being said, the museum is staging other events and exhibits elsewhere in the city from time to time.
Written 28 July 2016
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Lynelle_s_pickings
Perth, Australia32 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
The new Perth Museum is a fantastic tucked away treasure trove of local history. At the moment is a display of photos of World War I soldiers whose photos were taken by Denis Dease, a prominent photographer of the time. The glass plate originals of these photos were found not so long ago in the basement of the East Victoria Park Fire Station, just before demolition. The Perth Museum is located in Grand Lane, just off Murray St Mall, towards the Barrack St end. Well worth a visit.
Written 2 May 2016
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Thanks so much for your brilliant review Lynelle. So glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written 24 August 2016
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geromam
Geraldton, Australia918 contributions
Mar. 2016 • Friends
I had read about this very small museum in a very small article. No signage from the Murray St mall, so quite a pleasure to find Grand Lane. I was keen to see the current exhibition, Our Hidden Cycling History presented by the WA Historical Cycle Club. Very small, but very enjoyable. Half a dozen bikes, informative signage and a small room to watch a documentary. Although we didn't have a coffee, there's also a very small cafe, Henry Saw. What a great find is this lane and museum!
Written 26 March 2016
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Hi Geromam, Thanks so much for visiting us a few weeks ago. We're glad that you were able to find us, please let your friends know to visit. ~ Museum of Perth
Written 8 April 2016
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Michael G
Fremantle, Australia24 contributions
Jan. 2016 • Couples
Half the fun is finding this cool little space, Tucked down a semi-secret lane way, you don't know what to to expect as you approach, but the result is a fun little space that pokes a bit of fun at the underbelly and history of Perth. It's quirky and fun, for both locals who may be surprised by the kinks of the city's history, and visitors who might find a bit of depth beyond their glossy guidebooks. And the coffee at the attached cafe, "Henry Saw", is seriously good, as it should be for a cafe named after the man who first roasted coffee beans in WA.
Written 29 January 2016
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