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As part of an exclusive exhibition with the British
Museum, you can swap the Swan for the Nile – just
a taste of this season’s lineup, along with classic cars
and wildlife photography that will inspire and astound.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Over 1000 classic vehicles
will be on display in the
Mussel Pool area of
Whiteman Park. This year’s
theme is Picnic in the Park.
April 4, Whiteman Park.
Journey into an ancient
Egyptian world of magic,
mummies and mystery at
this spell-binding exhibition
from the British Museum.
May 17–September 22,
Western Australian Museum,
Perth Cultural Centre.
THROUGH THE KUNAI
OF THE NEW GUINEA
View the photographs
taken and recorded by
Ronald and Catherine
Berndt when they travelled
to Papua New Guinea in
1951. Until June 1, UWA
EDWARD DE COURCY CLARKE
EARTH SCIENCE MUSEUM | Draw on the experience of UWA’s
geology and geography staff and students with a collection of more than
160,000 minerals, rocks, fossils and meteorites to stimulate your knowledge
and interest in the earth sciences. University of Western Australia, Crawley,
ARMY MUSEUM OF WA | With displays of tanks, field guns and
other military vehicles, this museum tells the story of West Australians in the
army, from the World Wars to Afghanistan. Artillery Barracks, Burt Street,
MOUNT FLORA REGIONAL MUSEUM | Housed in a water tank at
the top of Mount Flora, this museum explores the history of the Stirling area
dating back to the mid-1800s. Elvire Street, Watermans Bay.
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM | Explores the stories of the
local Aboriginal people, the State’s flora and fauna, and the meteorites,
megafauna and dinosaurs that once inhabited WA and the world.
Perth Cultural Centre, museum.wa.gov.au.
AVIATION HERITAGE MUSEUM | A mind-blowing collection of
32 airplanes and 34 engines, along with other relics that capture the legacy
of the Royal Australian Air Force. Bullcreek Drive, Bullcreek, raafawa.org.au.
WIRELESS HILL MUSEUM | Tells the pioneering story of one of
Australia’s first telecommunications stations. Wireless Hill Park, Ardross.
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MARITIME MUSEUM | With several
galleries that highlight Fremantle’s port history, this museum explores WA’s
relationship with the sea. Victoria Quay, Fremantle.
MURDOCH UNIVERSITY VETERINARY
ANATOMY MUSEUM | Specimens range from the meticulous
dissections of muscle groups to plasticised organs and dissections, and the
preparation and display of animal skeletons, including a kangaroo, a crocodile
and a cat. Murdoch University, Murdoch.
REVOLUTIONS TRANSPORT MUSEUM | This transport heritage
museum in Whiteman Park looks at how changes in land transport have
shaped the way we live. Lot 99, Lord Street, Whiteman.
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM –
SHIPWRECK GALLERIES | Recognised as the foremost maritime
archaeology museum in the Southern Hemisphere, the galleries house
hundreds of ship relics from along WA’s coastline. Cliff Street, Fremantle.
Continuing its exciting
relationship with the British
Museum, the Western
Australian Museum is
showcasing the internationally
celebrated exhibition Secrets of
the Afterlife. The collection of more
than 100 ancient Egyptian artefacts
re flects the journey people believed they
would take from death to eternal paradise in
the Field of Reeds. Highlights from the exhibition include a gilded
mummy mask, four intricately decorated coffins, and two mummies
that are several thousand years old. The exhibition also features
the Books of the Dead – beautifully illustrated magical spells
on papyrus or linen, equipped with the knowledge, power and
protection to ensure eternal life.
May 17–September 22, Western Australian Museum.
The South Australian
the ANZANG Nature
Photographer of the
Year collection. See
some of the most
pictures of wildlife in
the bioregion of Australia,
New Zealand, Antarctica
and New Guinea. June
8–August 4, Maritime
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