Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the WA Museum

Embark on a fascinating journey as you explore the Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the WA Museum Boola Bardip. This family-friendly experience offers a unique opportunity for you and your loved ones to delve into the rich history and vibrant culture of Ancient Egypt.

Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition

As you wander through the exhibit, you’ll marvel at the impressive collection of over 240 authentic Ancient Egyptian relics and learn about the captivating stories behind them.

From intricate jewellery to monumental statues to well-preserved mummies, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of this ancient civilisation’s daily lives, beliefs, and customs.

Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the WA Museum

Ancient Egypt, which spanned over 3,000 years, was marked by its long-lasting rule of pharaohs, monumental architecture, and unique artistic masterpieces.

As you explore the exhibition, you will learn about the daily life, religious beliefs, and cultural practices of the ancient Egyptians, all of which shed light on their contributions to human history.

Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the WA Museum

At the heart of the exhibition are the major artefacts and displays that will captivate you and your family. These remarkable pieces include:

The Rosetta Stone Replica: A near-perfect replica of the original Rosetta Stone, which was key in deciphering the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. It will give you a glimpse into ancient communication and the origin of modern language studies.

The Rosetta Stone Replica

Sarcophagi and Mummies: Witness the intricate funerary practices of the ancient Egyptians through exquisitely crafted sarcophagi (coffins), as well as real mummies. You will gain an appreciation for their beliefs surrounding life, death, and the afterlife. 

Mummy at Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the WA Museum

Discovering Ancient Egypt at WA Museum

Statues and Busts: Admire stunning statues and busts depicting pharaohs, gods, and goddesses. These meticulously crafted sculptures represent the artistic achievements of the ancient Egyptians and offer insight into their religious beliefs.

The exhibition offers engaging, hands-on activities for your family, ensuring a fun and educational experience. You and your family will be excited by interactive exhibits that make the Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition accessible for all ages. Children can explore touchscreen displays, gaining an immersive and engaging learning experience.

Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the WA Museum

Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the WA Museum

Beyond the Tomb, an activity space suitable for all ages, will launch on June 17th. Visitors can engage in a variety of activities, such as constructing a pyramid using engineering skills, navigating the treacherous path of the Egyptian Underworld, learning about mummification and preparing for the afterlife, and creating a personalised cartouche to take home using hieroglyphics.

Additionally, Pyramid Playtime provides exhibition access, spot-talks for ‘ancient mummies’, and sensory Egyptian-themed play for ‘little Pharaohs’ with free admission for children under 5 every Monday morning during the school term.

Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop before the end of your visit. You can buy a range of unique, educational souvenirs for the whole family, such as:

  • Replica artefacts
  • Educational books and games
  • Clothing and accessories inspired by Ancient Egypt
  • Postcards and posters

Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the WA Museum

Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the WA Museum

Bring history to life for your entire family as you immerse yourselves in the intriguing world of Ancient Egypt. Whether you’re a history buff or merely curious, the Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the WA Museum promises to provide an enjoyable and educational experience for visitors of all ages.

Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the WA Museum

Visiting the WA Museum Boola Bardip

Location and Access

The WA Museum is located at Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Perth. You can easily access the museum by entering the Perth Cultural Centre through James Street. It is close to the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the State Library of Western Australia.

Parking and Public Transport

There are several car parks available near the exhibition:

  • Cultural Centre Car Park on Roe Street
  • State Library Car Park on Francis Street
  • Citiplace Car Park on Roe Street

Also, you can use public transport to get there:

  • Perth Train Station and Busport are just a short walk away
  • Take the free CAT buses that pass through the city centre

Opening Hours and Ticket Information

The Discovering Ancient Egypt Exhibition is open daily 9.30am – 5.30pm until 8th October 2023

Tickets can be purchased online or at the museum:

  • Adults: $20
  • Children (4-15 years): $15
  • Concession: $17.50
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children): $60

Additional fees apply for entry into the Museum’s permanent galleries. 

For more information visit

Discovering Ancient Egypt at WA Museum



About Jennie McNichol

After spending 11 years in London working in the television industry for the BBC, Jennie McNichol made the move to Perth in 2010. As the Co-Founder and Editor of Buggybuddys, she has been able to use her experience and passion for helping families to create a trusted online resource for parents across Perth.
Jennie is the proud mother of two daughters, aged 14 & 12 and is a big advocate of the family-friendly lifestyle that Perth has to offer.

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