Meet the Museum: The Old Perth Gaol


Thursday 16 March | 5pm – 6pm

8+ and adults

Standard | $10
Concession | $8
Junior | $8


Friend Members receive 15% off ticket pricing for this event.

At the heart of WA Museum Boola Bardip stands the Old Perth Gaol, the site of our first Museum building, and a space with a very complex, and often dark history.

Despite this, it is a space with very little interpretation. Join Visitor Services Officer Bec Weldon in exploring the history of this heritage-listed space, from its lifespan as a colonial Gaol and use as an early 19th and 20th-century museum, to its contemporary use, and the changing meanings which underlie its occupation.

Cultural warning: We advise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors that this talk involves a walk-through of the Gaol space, and discussions about the forms of colonial violence which occurred in the space. 

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