Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    WA Museum Boola Bardip achieves major milestone

    13/08/2022 12:30 PM
    • One millionth visitor heads to WA Museum Boorla Bardip
    • Strong attendance continues across WA tourism hotspot

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


    • The lucky visitor was presented with a unique prize package including:
    • a cocktail function for 20 of their friends, including after-hours access to the Dinosaurs of Patagonia exhibition;
    • a VIP invitation for four to the launch event of the Wonderland exhibition and the Season 2023 launch in December 2022;
    • a lifetime Family Friend Membership to WA Museum Boola Bardip; and
    • a WA Museum shop prize pack valued at $500.

    The Museum has enjoyed strong attendance, widespread community support and positive feedback, with visitors enjoying a vast array of innovative programs, including world leading temporary exhibitions, events and learning programs.


    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.


    Due to its unique State-wide content, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices woven throughout the exhibitions, WA Museum Boola Bardip is WA's premium cultural tourism attraction, inspiring visitors to plan and undertake activities and holidays across the State.


    The one millionth visitor has coincided with the beginning of National Science Week and the Museum's Biggest Science Lab Ever will be on all weekend.


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "I am so proud to be part of this history making moment for WA Museum Boola Bardip.


    "To reach one million visitors is a significant milestone 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 and we look forward with anticipation to the exciting and slightly obscure world of Alice in Wonderland with the arrival of Wonderland in December 2022."


    Comments attributed to Perth MLA John Carey:


    "WA Museum Boola Bardip is a world-class facility and what better place to showcase it than in the heart of the Perth CBD.


    "Now that Western Australia is open to the world again, WA Museum Boola Bardip is one of WA's 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."


    Minister's Office: 6552 5400