The Foundation for the WA Museum are very excited to share this announcement from the WA Museum.
Be the first to visit WA Museum Boola Bardip
Opening on Saturday 21 November with a nine-day program of celebrations, first entry access to the WA Museum Boola Bardip will be through a free ticketed ballot.
Successful ballot entrants, who are entitled to up to six tickets each, will enjoy a self-guided tour, lasting two hours, that will give a taste of everything the Museum has to offer, including:
- New exhibitions that explore the rich diversity of Western Australia’s cultural and natural heritage.
- Thousands of objects from the Museum’s collection.
- Many stories and perspectives, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and those of WA’s multicultural population.
- Innovative and interactive technology.
- A stunning new architectural build designed by international consortium Hassell + OMA.
The ballot is open now; however, you will have until 11.59pm on Wednesday 30 September to register. The ballot will be drawn randomly from all entrants that have registered over this period.
Successful entrants will be notified in October by email and given the opportunity to select a preferred date and time to visit. If you are unsuccessful in obtaining a ticket for the opening celebration you can still visit soon, as the new Museum will be open from Monday 30 November with free general entry, as often as you like, for at least the first 18 months.
For more information on the ballot visit the Museum’s website.
The Museum’s name
The names we give to places express their significance, history and identity.
Throughout Western Australia, Aboriginal peoples remain deeply connected to their Country. Aboriginal people continue to celebrate these connections, which have ancient origins that long predate European arrival, but are just as relevant, today. The new WA Museum sits on the Country of the Whadjuk Nyoongar people.
The Museum is a place to share Western Australia’s many stories.
Stories about our ancient landscapes and our future prospects;
Stories about our extraordinary wildlife – its resilience and its fragility;
Stories of Western Australia and its place in the world – and the universe;
Stories about the diverse peoples of our state; and
Stories from the past, present and future.
Boola Bardip means many stories in the Nyoongar language.
WA Museum Boola Bardip is the place where many people share many stories.