26 September 2023

Millionth visitor for award-winning museum

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The WA Museum Boola Bardip has welcomed its one millionth visitor since opening in November 2020, marking a milestone in the history of the $400 million award-winning facility.

The visitor was presented with a prize package, including a lifetime Family Friend Membership of the museum and a WA Museum shop prize pack valued at $500.

Since opening, the Museum has been recognised with numerous awards and commendations across categories including best architecture, exhibitions, programs, and cultural tourism.

The 1,000-square-metre special exhibition facilities continue to attract world premier exhibitions, including the current Dinosaurs of Patagonia exhibition.

Minister for Culture and the Arts, David Templeman said the million visitor milestone was made possible by the enthusiasm and support of Western Australians, especially during the peak of COVID-19 border closures.

“There is always something exciting happening at WA Museum Boola Bardip and the current world premier exhibition, Dinosaurs of Patagonia continues to draw strong visitation,” Mr Templeman said.

“We look forward with anticipation to the exciting and slightly obscure world of Alice in Wonderland with the arrival of Wonderland in December.”

MLA for Perth, John Carey said now that the State was open to the world again, the museum was one of the premium tourist attractions for interstate and international visitors alike.

“Boola Bardip means ‘many stories’ in Noongar language and that is exactly what this museum is — a place where we can all share Western Australia’s amazing stories,” Mr Carey said.

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