WA Museum Boola Bardip is the State’s premier cultural organisation, housing WA’s scientific and cultural collection. For over 120 years the Museum has been making the State’s natural and social heritage accessible and engaging through research, exhibitions and public programs.
Built in 1913 as an extension to the original State Library, Hackett Hall is steeped in history. Restoration works highlight the ornate pressed tin ceilings, original frescoes and Western Australian crafted stonemasonry and carpentry. The mezzanine level showcases the original library bookcases and spiral staircases. Suspended from the central hall is the Museum’s blue whale. Found washed ashore in Busselton in 1897, this 24-metre skeleton is positioned in a dynamic lunge-feeding position.
On the ground level view the Stan Perron WA Treasures gallery. This unique display features treasured objects from the Museum and WA’s other cultural organisations.
How to get there
Concert entry is via the Hackett Hall entrance, located directly opposite the main entrance of the Museum.
- Public Transport is within proximity to the Museum, with a bus stop on Beaufort Street where the Museum Blue Cat 5 drops off.
- The Perth train station is a 5-minute walk away via the Perth Cultural Centre
- The closest public parking to the Museum is the State Library carpark located off Francis Street, with public access directly from the Perth Cultural Centre.
- There is also secure parking located at the Barrack Bridge Car Park and at the CPP-Citiplace parking off Roe Street.
- There is no public carpark specifically dedicated to the Museum.
- There is no dedicated Taxi/Uber rank at the Museum however there are multiple drop off points around the Perth Cultural Centre for taxi’s/ubers to drop off.
Where to stay
- Alex Hotel