1. Western Australian Museum
WHAT Home to some of the state’s most exciting exhibitions, from local Aboriginal culture to meteorites and dinosaurs. OPEN Seven days a week, entry by donation. Perth Cultural Centre.
2. WA Maritime Museum
WHAT As well as housing galleries highlighting Fremantle’s port history, this is home to America’s Cup winner Australia II. OPEN Seven days a week. Victoria Quay, Fremantle.
3. Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum (Free)
WHAT A showcase of minerals, rocks, fossils and meteorites, perfect for geology fans. OPEN Monday, Wednesday, Friday. UWA, Crawley.
4. Army Museum of WA
WHAT Tanks, field guns and military vehicles… see how the Australian army has equipped itself over the years. OPEN Wednesday to Sunday, but bookings needed. Artillery Barracks, Burt Street, Fremantle.
5. Freshwater Bay Museum (Free)
WHAT Artifacts, photographs and oral history tapes in a preserved 19th century schoolhouse. OPEN Monday to Friday, first Sunday of the month. 66 Victoria Avenue, Claremont.
6. Aviation Heritage Museum of WA
WHAT 23 airplanes and 21 engines, including the very rare Avro
Lancaster OPEN Seven days a week. Bull Creek Drive, Bull Creek.