• New $400 million WA Museum Boola Bardip officially opens

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New $400 million WA Museum Boola Bardip officially opens

WA Museum Boola Bardip, officially opened on Saturday 21st November 2020 in the heart of Perth’s Cultural Centre.

The new $400 million museum will introduce Western Australians to incredible exhibitions, experiences and stories on display in the spectacular new building.

Boola Bardip means “many stories” in Whadjuk Noongar language. The museum has been developed with a ‘People First’ approach and its content and experiences have been informed by four Community Panels – WA Museum Aboriginal Advisory Committee, the Whadjuk Content Working Group, and the direct engagement of more than 54,000 people across WA.

As well as its Aboriginal cultural materials gallery Ngalang Koort Booja Wirn, the Museum features the stories and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout.

The opening ceremony was held on Saturday morning with Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan and Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman opening the doors to the public for the first time. They were accompanied by hundreds of lucky ticketholders who were randomly selected by public ballot.

Designed and built by Managing Contractor Multiplex and international architectural consortium Hassell + OMA, integrates five renovated and revitalized heritage buildings with a spectacular new building, creating eight new permanent exhibition galleries, a 1,000 square metre special exhibition gallery, life-long learning studios, and retail, café and public spaces.

WA Museum Boola Bardip is among the six-national finalist for the 2020 Australian Construction Achievement Award, which showcases world-class solutions and excellence in construction projects. It won three awards at the WA Master Builders Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards 2020, including Best Government Building over $100 million; Best Historic Restoration or Renovation over $100 million; and Best Public Use Building over $100 million.

General admission to WA Museum Boola Bardip is free for everyone for the first 18 months, while admission for children under 15 years will always be free.


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Date Published: 21 November 2020

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