Great Perth Museums To Take The Kids ToWant to learn more about Perth? Bring the kids to one of these child-friendly museums.
Perth has a short but rich history that has been captured in the many museums around the city and surrounding suburbs. Best of all, the vast majority of them are child-friendly, so you can take the kids along to learn all about the history of our state.
Perth and surrounds
WA Museum Boola Bardip
The WA Museum has finally reopened and has a new name, Boola Bardip, to reflect the significant cultural and historical contribution Indigenous people have made to WA. There is so much to see and do, with interactive activities for kids and school holiday events.
: Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
The Nostalgia Box
Perth has its very own video game museum. Who knew? The kids will love the opportunity to play some new and retro games, while mum and dad will feel like they’ve take a step back into their own childhood.
: 3/16 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge
: 9227 7377
DFES Education and Heritage Centre
The Nostalgia Box (pic: Facebook.)
This is a must for kids who love fire engines and fire trucks. View a history of Perth’s fire and emergency services, play dress up for a day and explore the building’s unique history.
: Corner of Murray and Irwin Streets, Perth
: 9395 9767
Pic: DFES website.
Perth’s ultimate science museum for kids, Scitech
is the place we all loved to go to in school and are so glad to have an excuse to go back now. With its range of quirky exhibitions, awesome experiments and ToddlerFest, this is one museum kids of all ages are sure to love.
: City West Centre, Corner Railway and Sutherland Streets, West Perth
: 9215 0700
The Perth Mint
Learn how gold played a part in shaping WA by taking part in a guided heritage tour, and see how gold is made.
: 310 Hay Street, East Perth
: 9421 7222
South of Perth
The Perth Mint (pic: Perth Mint website.)
Fremantle is known for its plethora of great museums, all dedicated to its rich history as an early Perth settlement and penal colony, and has lots of museums for you and the kids.
Fremantle Prison was built by the very convicts it housed until being shut down as a working prison in the 1990s. You can take a fascinating tour though the prison and learn the stories of some very famous ‘tenants’.
: 1 The Terrace, Fremantle
: 9336 9200
Fremantle Maritime Museum
Housing several galleries dedicated to Western Australia’s close coastal relationship, the Fremantle Maritime Museum is a fascinating nod to the state’s leisure and sailing boats, plus pearling history. You can also explore a real submarine, the HMAS Ovens
, where you can climb through tunnels and experience life as a submarine sailor – but it’s not for the faint hearted.
: Victoria Quay, Fremantle
: 1300 134 081
Aviation Heritage Museum, Bull Creek
HMAS Ovens at Fremantle Maritime Museum (pic: Maritime Museum Facebook.)
Some 20 minutes up the road from Fremantle in Bull Creek, you’ll find the Aviation Heritage Museum, where you and the kids can learn all about the state’s aviation history.
: Bull Creek Drive, Bull Creek
: 9311 4470
North of Perth
Rail Heritage Museum, Bassendean
Aviation Heritage Museum (pic: Facebook.)
Got littlies who love trains? Bring them to the Rail Heritage Museum. It's close to Ashfield and Bassendean Train Stations on the Midland Train Line, and there is a lot of history to get through. The museum welcomes visitors, school groups, birthday party bookings and other groups.
Whiteman Park’s Transport Museums
If your kids love looking at all modes of transport, Whiteman Park
boast three museums dedicated to cars, trucks and tractors. There’s the Tractor Museum of WA
, the Motor Museum of WA
and Revolutions Transport Museum
: Lot 99a Lord Street, Whiteman
: 9209 6000
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