A trip to the museum with the kids is not only fun and affordable, it's educational too. You've probably know about the Perth 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 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?
WA Medical Museum Subiaco
Mount Flora Museum North Beach
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Enter the musuem hosed in a 1936 water tank that was originally built for North Beach residents. Look into the region's past through photographs and artefacts - head up to the panoramic lookout and see the best view of the northern suburbs. Grassy park, playground and picnic area outside the museum.
Open: 1st Sunday of the month, 1.30-3.30pm (see website for additional school holiday openings)
More information: www.stirling.wa.gov.au
Shipwreck Galleries Fremantle
Museum of Natural History Guildford
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See of 2000 displays of taxidermy and a life size dinosaur exhibit.
Open: Tuesday - Sunday 10 -5pm, openn 7 days a week in the school holidays and open public holidays (except Christmas)
Cost: Adults $5, children (under 12 years) $2
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
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10-4pm, Thursday 10-5pm, Saturday 12 - 4pm, Sunday closed.
More information: www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au
Rail Heritage Museum WA 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.
Open: Wednesdays 1-4pm, Sundays 1-5pm
Cost: $9 adults, $4 kids (4-14yrs), under 4yrs free
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.
Open: Sunday afternoons 1.30-4.30pm
More information: www.azelialeymuseum.com.au
Revolutions Museum Whiteman Park
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.
Open: Daily 10-4pm (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years and Good Friday)
Cost: Adults $10, Kids $5 (4-16yrs)
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. You can tour the HMAS Ovens Submarine in addition to your entry (Note: HMAS Ovens closed for maintenance June 8th for 6-8weeks)
Open: Daily 9.30-5pm (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day & Good Friday) ANZAC Day 1-5pm
Cost: $10 adults, kids $3 (5-15yrs)
More Information: www.museum.wa.gov.au
Freshwater Bay Museum Claremont
Visit the Freshwater Bay Museum to explore the impact of war on the western suburbs.
Open: Monday - Friday 1-4pm, 1st Sunday of the month 2-5pm
More information: www.freshwaterbaymuseum.com.au
Rottnest Island Museum
The museum provides fascinating insights and comprehensive information about the Island including history, marine wrecks, European settlement, Aboriginal prisoners, communication and recreations.
Cost: By donation
More information: www.rottnestisland.com
Army Museum WA Fremantle
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Learn about WA's Army History. See army vehicles, WWI, WWII & POW relics and exhibits, Note: For security reasons ID is required to enter.
Open: Wed - Sunday 10.30am-1pm
Cost: $10 Adults, Kids $7 (Under 4 Free), Family Pass (2A2C) $20.
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