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Free general admission contributes to WA Museum Boola Bardip’s welcoming 250,000 visitors

Free general admission contributes to WA Museum Boola Bardip’s welcoming 250,000 visitors
January 25, 2021

The Western Australian Government’s commitment to providing free general admission for at least the first 18 months of the new WA Museum Boola Bardip’s operation has contributed to the high level of visitation with the museum having welcomed over 250,000 visitors since opening its doors on 21st November 2020.

Many people have returning on several occasions. Children under the age of 15 will always be provided free general admission.

Boola Bardip means 'many stories' in Nyoongar language. It acknowledges that the Museum sits on Whadjuk Nyoongar land, and celebrates the shared cultural heritage of the 2.65 million people who call WA home.

WA Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman notes "Museums play a pivotal role in modern society - they help us understand the world around us, and determine our place in it.

"I am thrilled that so many Western Australians are taking the opportunity to explore their new Museum and the very significant stories and experiences within it.

"It has been a major infrastructure project for the WA Government at a critical time in our economic history, creating 3,300 jobs and helping keep Western Australians employed during a very challenging time.

"When it is safe to welcome visitors from other places, Boola Bardip will be a major tourism asset for Western Australia.”

Visitors can just turn up on the day, but, where possible, are encouraged to book their free visit online through the Museum's website at

The Museum currently has very popular late-night openings until 9pm on Fridays until the end of January, with last entry at 7.30pm.

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