Perth Museums – Perth has many museums reflecting its historical past and caters for a wide range of interests. It is worthwhile to make a visit to one or more, if times allow, of its museums to get to know the history and culture of Perth City and to give you an appreciation of Perth’s past and how it developed. Northbridge is the cultural centre of Perth.
1) Western Australia Museum
James Street Mall
Telephone (+61) 08 9427 2700
This is a place to get to know about the culture and story of Perth. The building was formerly a prison, and the old Gaol forms part of the Museum. Admission is free.
2) Francis Burt Law Museum
Supreme Court Gardens
Corner St. George’s Terrace and Barrack Street
The Museum is a display the history of law in Western Australia and one of the few Law museums in the world. It features artefacts, memorabilia and objects found beneath the floorboards of the old courthouse. The old Court Room is part of the Museum and visitors can try on wigs and gowns and “play mock trials”. It is in Perth’s oldest building built in 1836.
3) W.A. Medical Museum
Corner Barker & Railway Roads
Telephone (+61) 08 9340 1506
This is on the site of Perth’s first maternity hospital and the Exhibits show facets of medical history.
4) WACA Museum
Telephone (+61) 08 9265 7222
On display here is the history of Western Australian cricket and other sports. Souvenirs are available for sale.
5) Army Museum of Western Australia
Artillery Barracks, Butt Street
Telephone (+61) 08 9335 2077
Military collections on display in this Museum covers from the past to present.