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1. WA Museum Now in its 120th year, the WA
museum hosts some of the state’s most exciting
exhibitions, from local Aboriginal culture to
meteorites and dinosaurs. Perth Cultural Centre.
2. WA Maritime Museum As well as galleries that
highlight Fremantle’s port history, this is home
to the famed America’s Cup winner, Australia II.
Victoria Quay, Fremantle.
3. Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
A showcase of minerals, rocks, fossils and
meteorites, perfect for geology fans. UWA, 335
Stirling Highway, Crawley.
4. Shipwreck Galleries An exhibition of treasures,
maps, and ships, including the 15th century wreck
of the Batavia, sunk off the Abrolhos Islands. Cliff
5. Army Museum of WA Tanks, field guns and
military vehicles... see how the Australian army has
equipped itself over the years. Artillery Barracks,
Burke Street, Fremantle.
6. Freshwater Bay Museum A collection of the area’s
history, from aesthetic, historic, social and scientific
perspectives. 66 Victoria Avenue, Claremont.
7. Gingin Observatory A day (night?) out for the
astronomically inclined, this boasts Australia’s
largest telescope for public access. 1098 Military
8. Aviation Heritage Museum of WA An aeronautical
account of the state’s aviation history, including
personalised tours of restored aircraft. Bull Creek
Drive, Bull Creek.
9. The Berndt Museum of Anthropology Aboriginal
art, relics and recordings, plus regular featured
exhibitions. UWA, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley.
10. Museum of Performing Arts His Majesty’s
Theatre presents the venue’s rich history in
performing arts, dating all the way back to 1854.
825 Hay Street, Perth.
DEBT OF HONOUR
In 1942, 300 Australian
commandos in East
Timor fought 10,000
who were only a few
miles away from Port
Moresby. Debt of
Honour explores the
Australia and East
Timor: why did the
Timorese support the
Australians, and how has
that bond continued 72
years on? WA Museum,
Albany, until May 18.
Ukiyo-e , which
translates to ‘pictures
of a floating world,’
is a form of Japanese
a beautiful collection
of examples of the
matter and technical
until Jun 28.
Having washed up on Mandurah beach in 1988,
this giant Megamouth is the third-known specimen
to be recorded worldwide and the first from the
Indian Ocean. Sitting in a custom-made vessel,
this 5.15m-long, 700kg shark is well worth a visit.
WA Maritime Museum.
Top 10 Museums
For dinosaur lovers both young and old, this is an exhibit
like Perth has never seen before: there’s a 16m-long
brachiosaurus, 3D augmented-reality technology, and
dinosaur fossils to touch and feel. WA Museum, until Aug 3.
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