A trip to one of the Perth Museums with the kids is not only fun and affordable, it’s educational too. You’ve probably know about the WA Museum and possibly the Maritime Museum and Shipwreck Galleries in Fremantle, but you might not know of the many other museums around Perth.
Museums are your go to activity when it’s raining or too hot outside and you are looking for something fun and affordable to do to get the kids out of the house. Check out this big list of Perth Museums, some are free and others are just a small entry fee. Are there any you didn’t know about?
Note: some Museums open for on limited days and hours. Check museum website for information to plan your visit.
Which one of the Museums in Perth Will You Be Visiting With Your Kids?
With endless things to do and see in Perth, the debates of how to fill our weekends can get quite heated. We like to know which one of these museums would you visit with your kids.
When it comes to family trips and days out, the Wanneroo Regional Museum offers an enjoyable and educational experience. It includes the Rio Tinto Gallery Innovations Exhibition on the Mezzanine Floor. This space is captivating and interactive dedicated to inspiring and celebrating innovation.
Upon entering, visitors are met with a variety of engaging displays, activities and experiences that allow them to explore creativity in both digital and physical forms.
Other awesome Perth Museums worth checking out include The WA Shipwreck Galleries for a mesmerising journey through an underwater world 200 years ago and Fremantle Prison for an unforgettable journey through Western Australia’s convict era.
The Perth Museums near you to explore
WA Museum Boorla Bardip
Learn about everything from dinosaurs to artificial technology with education and hands on exhibits so you can experience the past, present and future of Perth, Western Australia and the universe. Free entry.
WA Medical Museum Subiaco
Learn about WA’s medical history, you can even check your heart rate. Entry fees apply.
Mount Flora Museum North Beach
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Enter the musuem housed in a 1936 water tank that was originally built for North Beach residents. Look into the region’s past through photographs and artefacts then head up to the panoramic lookout and see the best view of the northern suburbs. Grassy park, playground and picnic area outside the museum. Free entry.
More information : www.stirling.wa.gov.au
Shipwreck Galleries Fremantle
Learn about Fremantles maritime history, dress up like a pirate, see if you can lift a cannon ball with one hand and more. Located across from Esplanade Park. Entry by donation.
Museum of Natural History Guildford
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See of 2000 displays of taxidermy and a life size dinosaur exhibit. Entry fees apply.
More information: www.acedemyoftaxidermy.com
Wanneroo Regional Museum
Travel through time and explore Wanneroo’s history in a range of exhibits, audiovisuals and interactive displays. Free entry.
More information : www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au
Rail Heritage Museum Bassendean
Climb aboard these beautifully restored and maintained trains and train carriages. Head up the front to see what it was like to be the train driver. Lots of trains and buses to explore. Small playground, grassed area and bba to use too. Entry fees apply.
Azelia Ley Museum Manning
Learn about the history of the area, through the virtual tour, exploring the Wagon House and following the Davilak Walking Trail. Wander over to the lovely Manning Park for a walk and play afterwards too. Free entry.
More information: www.azelialeymuseum.com.au
Revolutions Muesum Whiteman Park
Interactive museum where you can learn all about WA’s transport history. Entry is by donation and they run great school holiday activities too.
WA Aviation Heritage Museum
The Aviation Heritage Museum provides a unique museum experience of civilian and military aviation through its extraordinary aviation displays, helpful guides and special tours. Entry fees apply.
More information: www.raafawa.org.au
WA Maritime Museum Fremantle
Perched on the Indian Ocean’s shore, the Western Australian Maritime Museum is symbolic of Fremantle’s past, present and future as a coastal city and port. Entry fees apply (free entry for kids).
More information: www.museum.wa.gov.au
Freshwater Museum Claremont
Visit the Freshwater Bay Museum to explore the impact of war on the western suburbs. Free entry.
More information : www.freshwaterbaymuseum.com.au
Rottnest Island Wadjemup Museum
The museum provides fascinating insights and comprehensive information about the Island including history, marine wrecks, European settlement, Aboriginal prisoners, communication and recreations. Entry by donation.
More information: www.rottnestisland.com
Army Museum Fremantle
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Learn about WA’s Army History. See army vehicles, WWI, WWII & POW relics and exhibits, ID is required to enter and entry fees apply.
More information: www.armymuseumwa.com.au
Are you heading to one of these Perth Museums for your next adventure? There are so many great indoor museums at affordable prices for the next educational outing! Learning and fun new entertainment is always a win-win bonus. Let us know what you think below in the comments. Which one of Perth’s Museums is your favourite?
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