What is Boola Bardip?
The Western Australia Museum has recently announced that it will be re-named as the WA
Muesum Boola Bardip, meaning ‘many stories’ in the local Nyoongar language.
What has gone into the making of Boola Bardip?
After 4 years since closure and $396m worth of renovations, on Saturday the 21st of November, the highly anticipated re-opening of the Perth museum will be kicking off with a
nine day opening celebration.
What is in the museum?
With the latest scientific and cultural research promoting technology, science, engineering, mathematics and arts, through interactive and multi-media experiences, there is something to interest all audiences – making it the most exciting museum Perth has to offer.
What kind of exhibitions are there?
There are a number of fascinating and unique exhibitions on display at Boola Bardip, a few examples include:
Wild Life – Discover nature’s diversity
This multisensory exhibition contains rare specimens, live creatures and ancient fossils and explains the relationships between people, plants and animals. This exhibition also demonstrates how the communities are helping protect these ecosystems.
Origins – Land, water, sky
Explore the origins of the solar system, the foundations of life on earth and early human habitation. This exhibition explores the commonalities between Western world science and Aboriginal peoples’ knowledge and understanding of Western Australia’s land through rare objects, artwork and a multimedia sit.
Changes – Transforming landscapes
Explore the economic, social and cultural impacts of human activity on our world. How we have adapted to the landscape and how we have altered it to suit our needs. Share the knowledge of the Aboriginal people in the management and nurturing of the land and how the limitations of resources have shaped communities.
How to be one of the first to attend?
With the nine-day opening celebration beginning on Saturday 21 November, a free ballot will be in operation for people to visit the Perth museum.
The ballot has been open on WA museum’s website from the 7 September until 11.59pm on Wednesday 30 September. The tickets will then be randomly selected, with winners entitled up to 6 tickets each, they will enjoy a self-guided tour for 2 hours at the most exciting museum in Perth!
How much will it cost to enter?
The state government has announced that it will delay the $15 entry fee for the first 18 months. The state of the art museum contains 8 new galleries, 1,000m2 exhibition gallery, café and a function space.
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Treat yourself to a Perth city staycation at Holiday Inn Perth City which includes, accommodation for two adults, a la carte breakfast and secured self-parking.
Start your day by checking in to Holiday Inn Perth City , your go-to four star accommodation in the heart of Perth CBD, dropping off your bags – don’t forget your walking shoes.
Walk down to Elizabeth Quay, a leisurely 15-minute stroll from the hotel and admire the beautiful scenery of Perth. Whilst you are there, visit The Island kiosk and grab a portion of their fish and chips, sit in the sun and dig in.
Make your way back into the city and cross Yagan Square to visit the Boola Bardip museum. Give yourself a few hours to be sure that you get to experience all the exhibitions.
The museum is only a short 15-minute walk back to Holiday Inn Perth City . Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, conveniently located downstairs is Ivy & Jack – the perfect spot for dinner, drinks and people watching. Be sure to try their espresso martini’s. If there’s still room after dinner, stroll down to Gusti Gelato on Elizabeth Quay, you won’t regret it.