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“Small, but good fun for the family” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Western Australian Museum - Perth

Western Australian Museum - Perth
Ranked #35 of 182 things to do in Perth
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Owner description: The main attraction is the museum's extensive collection of Aboriginal artifacts, but yes, there's a dinosaur gallery for the kids, too. *The Perth site will temporarily close from June 2016 to re-open in 2020.
Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Small, but good fun for the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

Located in the Perth Cultural Centre, the WA Museum is located in an attractive and inviting public space. It's a rather small building, but does have your usual section on the natural and human history of the area, together with dinosaur bones and featured visiting exhibits. Best of all, it's free.

Visited November 2011
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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Educational and fun two hours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

WAM Perth holds a decent collection of objects and stories of the Aboriginal people, and the temp exhibit Pinjarra Massacre Memorial is quite powerful as each artwork is attached with a victim's name. Besides the stuffed animals like koalas and possums, WAM Perth also has an impressive specimen collection of butterflies. In the temp exhibit Extraordinary Stories from the British Museum, I saw the Queen from the Lewis Chessmen and discovered that the game of chess had Islamic origin. Had an unusual and interesting experience at the temp exhibit Re: A Prefix that has dangling wraps, yarns, and fabrics.

Visited January 2012
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“WA museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

A good place to spend an hour or two out of the hot Perth sun. Some of the exhibits are a bit old hat though.

Visited January 2012
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Aust
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

Small collection, interesting area with Art Gallery across the rail from the city centre.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting, even without a tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2012

A number of different sections/exhibits that have a lot of interesting items.

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