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Perth museums

Explore everything from local history to cutting-edge works of art at these Perth museums and institutions

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Culture vultures, come and get your fix: Examine paintings and sculptures, brush up on historical happenings and learn a thing or two about local heritage at these Perth museums curated by the Time Out community.

The best museums in Perth

Freshwater Bay Museum

Freshwater Bay Museum

Built on the foundations of the historic Freshwater Bay School, the Freshwater Bay Museum in Claremont, Perth is an important marker of cultural...

Goolugatup Heathcote Museum and Gallery

Goolugatup Heathcote Museum and Gallery

At the tip of Applecross looking out across to Como, Goolugatup Heathcote is the historic site of the former Point Heathcote Mental Reception Home. Built...

The Nostalgia Box

The Nostalgia Box

Ever reminisced about Space Invaders on the Atari 2600, Crash Bandicoot on PS1, or wanted to throw it right back with a round of Pong? Make a beeline for...

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Art Gallery of Western Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Art Gallery of WA ia a glittering gem at the heart of Perth’s Cultural Centre. The towering, modernist, pale-brick edifice of the main gallery sits...

Gallows Gallery

Gallows Gallery

There’s an immediate sense of welcome when you arrive at Mossman Park’s Gallows Gallery, even before you set foot through the chunky, worn-wooden...

Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery

Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery

Ensconced in a heritage-listed 19th-century warehouse building in the historic port city of Fremantle, two-storey Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery proudly...

Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle Arts Centre

These days the beautiful limestone arches and towers of the historic Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) are a sanctuary of creativity. Raised up on a tree-shrouded...