1. WA Museum Now in its 120th year, the WA Museum hosts some of the state’s most exciting exhibitions, from local Aboriginal culture to meteorites and dinosaurs. Perth Cultural Centre.
2. WA Maritime Museum As well as galleries that highlight Fremantle’s port history, this is home to the famed America’s Cup winner, Australia II. Victoria Quay, Fremantle.
3. Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum A showcase of minerals, rocks, fossils and meteorites, perfect for geology fans. UWA, 335 Stirling Highway, Crawley.
4. Shipwreck Galleries An exhibition of treasures, maps, and ships, including the 15th century wreck of the Batavia, sunk off the Abrolhos Islands. Cliff Street, Fremantle.
5. Army Museum of WA Tanks, field guns and military vehicles... see how the Australian army has equipped itself over the years. Artillery Barracks, Burke Street, Fremantle.
6. Freshwater Bay Museum A collection of the area’s history, from aesthetic, historic, social and scientific perspectives. 66 Victoria Avenue, Claremont.
7. Gingin Observatory A day (night?) out for the astronomically inclined, this boasts Australia’s largest telescope for public access. 1098 Military Road, Clarkson.
8. Aviation Heritage Museum of WA An aeronautical account of the state’s aviation history, including personalised tours of restored aircraft. Bull Creek Drive, Bull Creek.
9. The Berndt Museum of Anthropology Aboriginal art, relics and recordings, plus regular featured exhibitions. UWA, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley.
10. Museum of Performing Arts His Majesty’s Theatre presents the venue’s rich history in performing arts, dating all the way back to 1854. 825 Hay Street, Perth.