Museums in Perth – they’re fascinating places to discover and explore! An indoor museum is also a brilliant place to visit on a very hot or rainy day. Whatever your child’s interest – motors, maritime, history, science or animals – they’re bound to find a place to capture their imagination in the Buggybuddys guide to museums in Perth:
Planes, Trains and Automobile Museums in Perth
There are many transport museums in Perth. Little rev-heads will love the WA Motoring Museum, home to Daniel Ricciardo’s F1 racing car, as well as a whole collection of historic vehicles from the last century. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
The WA Rail Transport Museum is a must visit for Thomas and Chuggington fans – with many beautifully restored steam trains and carriages to explore. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
WA’s rich maritime history, from early European discovery, to our fishing industry, immigration and winning the America’s cup – is all found at the WA Maritime Museum – along with a submarine to explore! Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
If you love tales of shipwreck and mystery, head to the nearby Shipwreck Galleries. The Fremantle Museum can be visited for a gold coin donation. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Kids can pretend to be a pilot at the immense hangar at the Aviation Heritage Museum is full of planes and choppers. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
And if you fascinated by the services, be sure to head to the free DFES Museum, found in the city’s old Fire Station. Little ones will love the big red fire engine! Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Science & Technology Museums in Perth
If your child loves to get hands on, learning about space or is a gamer, they’ll love a trip to a science museum! You can’t go past Scitech for the ultimate interactive museum experience. This WA institution has intrigued children for decades with its hand on exhibits. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Travel to the fringes of the metro area and visit the Gravity Discovery Centre in Gingin. Here kids can learn all about space and gravity, including conducting an experiment from the top of a 222 step tower! Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
If biology is more your thing, the Museum of Natural History is a quirky place, where you’ll come face to face with many stuffed and preserved animals! Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Kids that love gaming will be fascinated to see the evolution of games consoles at the Nostalgia Box museum and even try their hand at winning some old school computer games! Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Discovering WA’s Past
The brand new WA Museum Boola Bardip means many stories in Whadjuk Nyoongar language and many stories you will find in this most impressive museum. The museum is about what it means to be a Western Australian. It invites you to discover our State’s rich cultural and natural heritage. The Museum is packed full of interactive hands-on exhibits which will delight children, and adults, of all ages. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Delve into our past with trips to historical buildings in Perth and Fremantle. One of the most fascinating (and creepy) places is Fremantle Prison. Kids will be in awe of how prisoners lived there and tried to make daring escapes! Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Fremantle’s first prison, the tiny Roundhouse, is also WA’s oldest building. Here children can learn about convicts and even spend some time in the stocks! Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
At the Perth Mint, the whole family will find out about WA’s gold rush and how it built our great state. The tour takes in huge gold nuggets, the world’s largest coin and you can even watch a gold pour! Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Found next to Elizabeth Quay is Perth’s Bell Tower, built to mark the millennium and to house historic bells from London that were gifted to WA. Kids will be able to try at ringing the bells, and there’s a great view from the lookout deck. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Head to the hills to find out all about how water was transported to the goldfields. The No 1 Pump Station museum at Mundaring Weir is full of interesting facts on how the massive engineering feat was achieved by the legendary CY O’Connor. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Take a trip down memory lane with your kids at Trading Treasures Toy Museum. The massive collection of Toys from decades gone by chronicles the evolution of toys. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Local History Museums
Perth is home to brilliant local history museums – if you want to find out what life was like in your own area. The largest local history museum in WA is the Kalamunda History Village. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Some other local history museums worth a look are:
- Wanneroo Museum, Wanneroo Cultural Centre
- Azelia Ley Homestead, Hamilton Hill
- Mount Flora, North Beach
Animals in Perth
There’s no bigger collection of exotic animals than at Perth Zoo! Here, learn about conservation, and animals from all around the world. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Want to learn all about Aussie Animals? Head to Caversham Wildlife Park! WA’s biggest collection of native animals is home to over 2000 animals and birds. You can hand feed friendly kangaroos, pat a possum or watch a shearing demonstration in the outback show! Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
Head underwater at AQWA – which hosts WA’s biggest collections of sea creatures – from sharks to turtles, stingrays, sea horses and even visiting mermaids! The Duyfken replica ship is also moored at AQWA in winter months. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.
With so much choice, a trip to the museum needn’t be boring. There’s something in our list for kids of all ages and interest to enjoy.
Have we missed any of your favourite Museums in Perth? Let us know in the comments below!
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