Tours & events

Make the most of your Museum visit with a special tour or event.


The Museum is open daily from 9.30am to 5pm.

1. Book a ticket online or by calling 1300 134 081. This is recommended if you wish to visit on a particular day.
2. Walk-up entry is available each day — no booking required! However, you may experience a wait time during busy periods such as weekends.

If you register for a tour or an event, admission is included in your booking.

Gogo Digital Guide

Enhance your experience and access extra content with the Gogo Digital Guide.

The Gogo uses location awareness to locate and guide you around the Museum to discover more, accessing extra content and highlighting the many stories of WA.

Before your visit, download the app for free or borrow a device from the Information desk on your arrival.

Friday 17 February | 6pm – 7pm, 8pm – 9pm 

Join us for a wander through stories of love. From the romantic to the raunchy, the platonic to the animalistic, this tour will show you love in all its forms.  
Imagine a magical wedding here at WA Museum Boola Bardip, a stunning new building with deep historical roots. 

Walk down a city or suburban street, and you are surrounded by buildings from the past and prese

Monday 20 - Sunday 26 February: 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm

Rug weaving by professional artists for a huge cross-cultural contemporary artwork.

Tuesday 21 – Sunday 26 February: Drop in or stay for the whole session

Artist in Residence-related workshops. Drop in or stay for the whole sessions.

Wednesday 22 February | 6pm – 8.30pm

Eight people. One microphone. A live audience. Join us for Ockham’s Razor, the ABC podcast for compelling stories of science!

Saturday 7 January | 8.30am - 9.30am
Saturday 28 January | 8.30am - 9.30am
Thursday 23 February | 5.15pm - 6.15pm
Thursday 16 March | 5.15pm - 6.15pm
Saturday 8 April | 8.30am - 9.30am

Enjoy a gentler experience in a special quiet session of the Wonderland exhibition.

Saturday 25 February | 10am - 3pm

Time to celebrate all things wonderful with a full day of free programs and activities!

Saturday 25 February | 2pm – 3pm

Hear from world expert Dr Chris Mah from the Smithsonian Institution about encounters with some of the most unusual creatures on the planet.

Saturday 24 December 2022 | 3pm - 4pm
Saturday 25 February 2023 | 3pm - 4pm
Saturday 22 April 2023 | 3pm - 4pm
Saturday 24 June 2023 | 3pm - 4pm

Designed for our 18+ visitors, this is the raunchiest tour you can take at the Museum. 

First Sunday of each month | 10.30am - 12pm
Excluding school holidays

A variety of games & activities focused on Chinese culture & heritage.

Sunday 5 March | 2pm – 3pm

A panel talk that explores the "trickster" character archetype as it appears in Wonderland and across thousands of years of storytelling.

, Monday 6 March 2023

Daily | 1pm – 2pm
Monday 6 – Sunday 12 March

Join us in an exploration of the many stories of women’s achievements across Western Australia – from politics to the arts, sport to science and everything in between.

Sunday 12 March 2023 | 1pm – 2pm
Sunday 14 May 2023 | 1pm – 2pm

Join us as we explore the music of the Museum from ancient song lines to synthesizers, whale song to elevator music.

Thursday 16 March | 5pm – 6pm

Join us at this Meet the Museum talk to explore the complex and dark 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.

Saturday 25 March | 2.30pm - 3.30pm

If you want to learn about the design thinking behind our award-winning Museum redevelopment in 2020, join us on this special one-off tour.

Saturday 28 January 2023 | 3pm – 4pm
Saturday 25 March 2023 | 3pm – 4pm
Saturday 27 May 2023 | 3pm – 4pm

This tour explores the representations of gender and sexual identities within the Museum's exhibitions and collections.

Saturday 4 February 2023 | 3pm - 4pm
Saturday 1 April 2023 | 3pm - 4pm
Saturday 3 June 2023 | 3pm - 4pm

Showcasing WA Museum Boola Bardip’s architecture and contemporary art works.