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NEW WA MUSEUM
Almost four times the size of the current WA
Museum, the major State Government project
that is the new Museum will be a place where
visitors can explore their identity, culture and
sense of place.
Located within the Perth Cultural Centre on the
current museum site, the new museum buildings
will connect with the existing heritage structures
that will also be refurbished as part of the project.
Accessible and animated spaces will include
new exhibitions sharing stories of the three major
themes of Being Western Australian, Discovering
Western Australia and Exploring the World. An
interactive space will also connect visitors to
research, investigation and conservation works
going on behind the scenes at the Museum.
A major touring and special exhibition area,
flexible areas for public programs, and function
spaces, cafe and retail services will also be included
in the project. Contemplative indoor and outdoor
spaces for exploration and play will be introduced,
along with permanent galleries and exhibitions to
ensure maximum access to the state’s collections,
and repeated use by visitors.
Public consultation and engagement
will be conducted throughout the life of the
project, allowing the people of WA to have
input into the featured spaces, stories and art.
With the New Museum project currently in
the development phase, expressions of interest
for the design/build team are due to be released
late in 2014.
COST $428.3 million
TIMELINE Pre-construction scheduled to commence in
2015, with project completion due 2020
SIZE Approximately 23,000sqm
the Perth Cultural
Centre on the current
museum site, the new
buildings will connect
with the existing
A concept image of the interior
of the new WA Museum.
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