The stunning new WA Museum Boola Bardip has now welcomed over 250,000 visitors since opening its doors on November 21, 2020.
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 WA 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 at https://www.museum.wa.gov.au. The Museum currently has very popular late-night openings until 9pm on Fridays until the end of January, with last entry at 7.30pm.
As stated by Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
“The new WA Museum Boola Bardip is an extraordinary attraction by any standard. This Government is exceptionally proud that it is a public museum, built by Western Australians, for Western Australians, to share the extraordinary stories of this great State and beyond.
“Museums play a pivotal role in modern society – they help us understand the world around us, and determine our place in it.
“I am thrilled that so many Western Australians are taking the opportunity to explore their new Museum and the very significant stories and experiences within it.
“It has been a major infrastructure project for the WA Government at a critical time in our economic history, creating 3,300 jobs and helping keep Western Australians employed during a very challenging time.
“When it is safe to welcome visitors from other places, Boola Bardip will be a major tourism asset for Western Australia. It will reinforce the position of our State, and of Perth, as exciting and unique tourism destinations.
“I congratulate everyone involved in making the WA Museum Boola Bardip such an exciting, engaging and welcoming place to visit.”