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A woman and a girl looking at an exhibit at the new WA Museum Boola Bardip
  • Museum Boola Bardip welcomes its 250,000th visitor.
  • Audiences flock to explore 'many stories' in a dramatic setting.
  • State Government provides free general admission for at least the first 18 months.

This vast number of mainly Western Australian visitors has begun to explore the incredible exhibitions, experiences and stories on display in the spectacular new building.

The WA Museum Boola Bardip shares the stories of people, places and experiences from WA and beyond. It examines the spirit of WA and our relationship with the rest of the world.

Boola Bardip means 'many stories' in Nyoongar language. It acknowledges that the Museum sits on Whadjuk Nyoongar land, and celebrates the shared cultural heritage of the 2.65 million people who call WA home.

The State Government has committed to providing free general admission for at least the first 18 months of operation. This has contributed to the extraordinary level of visitation so far, with many people returning on several occasions. Children under the age of 15 will always be provided free general admission.

Visitors can just turn up on the day, but, where possible, are encouraged to book their free visit online through the museum's website. The museum currently has very popular late-night openings until 9pm on Fridays until the end of January, with last entry at 7.30pm.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023