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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 Street, Fremantle.
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 Road, Clarkson.
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.
Top 10 Museums
RICHARD AVEDON: PEOPLE
The late American Richard Avedon’s famed
photography is coming to the Art Gallery of WA.
Featuring ninety of his signature black and white
photos, the exhibit will include pictures of Elizabeth
Taylor, Bob Dylan and Malcolm X, among others.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Aug 2-Nov 17.
From the National Museum
of Kabul to the Perth
Cultural Centre, opulent
Afghan artifacts – uncovered
just 10 years ago in the
palace – tell an unexplored
story of rich history. West
Jul 26-Nov 16.
FLAIR 2014 – NATIONAL
An eclectic collection of
Australia’s most renowned
glass artists comes to Perth
for a positively gleaming
show. The artists view
glass as another artistic
their versatility and creativity.
Gallery Central, until Jul 30.
PERTH STAMP AND
UWA brings two days of
stamp, coin, banknote,
postcard and collectable
dealers under the one roof
to sell, trade and swap.
UWA Guild Function
Centre, Aug 16-17 .
Featured within the Fremantle Prison is the work
of prisoners who are currently incarcerated. Their
art, spanning many media, gives the viewers an
understanding of the trials and tribulations of life
behind bars. Fremantle Prison, until Aug 31.
a Coffee Cup
History buffs, read on. In this
joint collaboration between
Hub and the Freshwater
Bay Museum you get
a cuppa and a large dose
of interesting, little-known
history. Whether it’s local
tales of naval disaster or
curators discussing obscure
artifacts in the museum,
this is an event that will
leave you both caffeinated
and educated. Claremont
Community Hub, ongoing.
National Ausglass Exhibition.
Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior,
Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, August 1955. Photograph by
Richard Avedon © The Richard Avedon Foundation.
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