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The WA Museum is the state’s premier cultural organisation, housing WA’s scientific and cultural collection. For over 120 years it has been making WA’s natural and social heritage accessible and engaging through research, exhibitions and public programs. Comprising of six public sites as well as a collection and research centre, the museum houses more than 8 million objects from rare fossils to the iconic racing yacht Australia II.

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Based in the coastal city of Fremantle, The WA Maritime Museum houses several unique galleries that explore WA’s maritime relationship. The Museum also features leisure boats, handcrafted sailing boats and commercial Pearl luggers.

Housed in a restored 1850s-era Commissariat building, The WA Shipwrecks Museum is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere. The Museum showcases hundreds of artefacts from ships wrecked along WA’s coastline.

The regional museums in Geraldton, Kalgoorlie and Albany, showcase the rich and unique history of each city.

The Museum of the Goldfields captures the rich mining history of the Eastern Goldfields, hosting the state’s largest collection of gold bars and nuggets and painting a picture of life on the mines in the early 20th Century.

The Museum of Geraldton celebrates the rich heritage of the land, sea and people of the Mid West, from the archaeological remains of four Dutch shipwrecks to Yamaji history and culture.

Further along WA’s coast, the Museum of the Great Southern overlooks the sites of first European settlement in the state. The museum shares the stories of the Menang Noongar people and as well as the stories of the early settlers and convicts, whilst also exploring the region’s unique natural landscape, flora and fauna.

While the new WA museum won’t open its doors to the public in the Perth Cultural Centre until 2020, visitors can still view the Museum’s collection in a range of locations, including the Perth Concert Hall and the Discovery Zone at the State Library of WA.

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Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers

Travel back in time and discover the determination, machines and genius that carved the great Roman Empire!

  • Dates:Jun 6 - Oct 11
  • Time(s):9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Details

  • Hosted By:Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip
  • Venue Address:Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:Based on age
  • Ticket Price FROM:Free (children 4 and under)
  • Ticket price TO:$17.50
  • Other:Museum events
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Description

Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers is a family-friendly exhibition featuring carefully reconstructed replica machines that reflect one of the most technologically significant times in the human history.

The Roman Imperial period (52BC – 476AD) was an era of massive construction and large scale technical innovation that brought about unprecedented wellbeing. You will be surprised to see how much we inherited from 2,000 years ago—many of the objects, concepts and machines are still part of our modern lives.

Due to the ravages of time, very few pieces of ancient Roman technology and machinery have survived in their entirety. However - through studying archaeological finds and ancient texts, exhibition creators—Artisans of Florence in collaboration with the Niccolai Group (Firenze)—have reconstructed Ancient Roman technology using the same materials and techniques used thousands of years ago.

This exhibition includes models, catapults, frescoes, armour, weapons, busts, and much more.

Ancient Rome is best suited to primary school aged children though the entire family will enjoy learning about this fascinating era, including:

  • Military genius and mighty machines (Caesar’s army, discipline, tactics, war machines, armour, weapons)
  • All roads lead to Rome (measurements, transportation by road and sea, communication)
  • Building Rome (engineering - roads, bridges, buildings, monuments, aqueducts, tools, machines, techniques)
  • Entertainment (gladiators, colosseum, games, art, clothes, timekeeping, Roman life and people)

Discover this significant time in history as part of your family day out in Fremantle! 

My Country - Photography WA Photographic Federation Annual Exhibition And Competition

This exhibition is of finalists in a photography competition, which was open to members of Photography Clubs affiliated to the WA Photographic Federation.

  • Dates:Sep 19 - Oct 25
  • Time(s):9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Details

  • Venue Address:Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA, 6160
  • Ticket Price FROM:FREE
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Art Exhibitions:Photography
  • Other:Museum events
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:WA Maritime Museum
  • Type:Free

Description

The theme of the competition is a tribute to Dorothea Mackellar’s famous poem “My Country”. The subject was to be a photo taken within Western Australia that is about any one or more of the BOLD words in Dorothea’s poem, and have the chosen words in the title of the image.

I love a sunburnt country,

A land of sweeping plains,

Of ragged mountain ranges,

Of droughts and flooding rains.

I love her far horizons,

I love her jewel-sea,

Her beauty and her terror

The wide brown land for me!

Poetry used by permission of Dorothea Mackellar.

The finalist’s images exhibited here are printed by Fitzgerald Photo Imaging Services in Perth.

The competition winner will be chosen by a panel of judges from the WA Photographic Judges Association. The winning author will be awarded a new camera, donated by Olympus, an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mar III with Zuiko Digital 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II Lens – Value $3,750. The prize winner will be announced at the last day of the exhibition, on 25 October 2020.

Sep/Oct School Holidays At Wa Maritime Museum

Join us these school holidays as we explore the fascinating world of ancient Rome.

  • Dates:Sep 26 - Oct 11
  • Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Details

  • Venue Address:Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:Costs vary
  • Other:Museum events,History
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:WA Maritime Museum
  • Type:For Kids

Description

Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers

Travel back in time and discover the determination, machines, and genius that carved the great Roman Empire.

This family-friendly exhibition features carefully reconstructed replica machines that reflect one of the most technologically significant times in human history.

The creators have reconstructed Ancient Roman technology using the same materials and techniques used thousands of years ago. You will see artefacts, models, catapults, frescoes, armour, weapons, busts, and more.

The entire family will enjoy learning about this fascinating era, from Caesar’s military genius and Rome’s mighty machines, to gladiators, the Colosseum, and Roman life and people.

Discover Ancient Rome as part of your family day out in Fremantle!

Rome Re-Imagined

Join us for a celebration of all things from ancient Rome, as we uncover the wonders of the city that became an empire.

Take away a paper-craft gladiator helmet or goddess mask, and a cool catapult activity, to complete your Roman inspiration in your own time at home!

Rome Show: A Day at the Colosseum

Explore a ‘day in the life’ of the Colosseum; the ancient home of stadium entertainment.

Step inside our own ‘Colosseum’ where an ‘archaeologist’ and ‘tour guide’ will be your hosts in this fun and entertaining game show that will take you on a myth busting journey of ancient Rome – let’s see if we can bust these myths together!

 

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