WA Museum - exploring the past, questioning the present and shaping the future
The Foundation for the WA Museum specifically works to enhance the WA Museum's cultural, scientic and social impact.
WA Museum's Scientific Impact
As the State's foremost custodian of Western Australia's natural and cultural heritage, the WA Museum is a leading authority in marine and terrestrial biodiversity, and geoscience.
Through extensive fieldwork, the WA Museum contributes to significant research outcomes that deepen our understanding of Western Australia's unique environment, and aid in the conservation of biodiversity.
In 2022/23, the WA Museum described 33 new animal species, and deposited 22 new animal species holotypes.
items added to the State Collection
peer-reviewed research articles
new animal species described
WA Museum's Social Impact
The WA Museum offers a range of education programs and professional learning programs aligned to STEM education and sustainability.
In 2022/23, 103 workshops were delivered, reaching 2,579 students and involving 456 teachers.
digital engagement programs
students attending workshops
WA Museum's Cultural Impact
The WA Museum has a 'people-first' philosophy and engages the community in the creation and sharing of knowledge, ideas and stories.
During 2022/23, 2,523,142 people engaged with Museum content and collections. Museum sites, off-site and outreach programs recorded 795,542 visitors, the highest visitation since 2018.
WA Museum website visits
visitor welcomed to the WA Museum Boola Bardip
visitation since 2018
visitors to WA Museum sites, off-site and outreach programs