The Western Australian Museum is the main museum for the state of Western Australia. A museum is a "permanent institution in the service of society and of its development open to the public which acquires conserves researches communicates and exhibits the The Commonwealth of Australia is made up of 8 states and territories controlled under a federal system of government Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. Established in 1891, the museum is situated in the heart of Perth's cultural precinct in Northbridge. Year 1891 ( MDCCCXCI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. Northbridge is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, best known for its Nightlife. The museum falls under the responsibility of the Western Australia Department of Culture and Arts. The museum focuses on Western Australia's history and environment, including dinosaurs, aborigines, Australian mammals, meteorites, butterflies, birds and marine life. Mammals ( class Mammalia) are a class of Vertebrate Animals characterized by the presence of Sweat glands, including sweat glands A meteorite is a natural object originating in Outer space that survives an impact with the Earth 's surface A butterfly is an Insect of the order Lepidoptera. Like all Lepidoptera butterflies are notable for their unusual life cycle with a Birds ( class Aves) are bipedal endothermic ( Warm-blooded) Vertebrate animals that lay eggs. Marine biology is the scientific study of living Organisms in the Ocean or other marine or Brackish bodies of water
Other branches include additional sites in Geraldton, Albany, and Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and the Western Australian Maritime Museum, located on three sites in Fremantle. Albany ( is located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, situated around a port on the southern coast The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a Local Government Area in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, about east of the state capital Fremantle (commonly known as Freo is a Port City in Western Australia, located southwest of Perth, the state capital at the mouth of
The main collection of the Western Australian Maritime Museum is located on Victoria Quay ( Indian Ocean, the Swan River, fishing, maritime trade, naval defence, and the successful America's Cup yacht Australia II. The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's Oceanic divisions covering about 20% of the water on the Earth 's surface The Swan River estuary flows through the city of Perth, in the south west of Western Australia. For the computer security term see Phishing. Fishing is the activity of catching Fish. This article is about the body of water For other uses see SEA and Seas. Trade is the willing exchange of goods, services, or both Trade is also called Commerce. The America’s Cup is the most prestigious Regatta and Match race in the sport of Sailing, and the oldest active Trophy in international A yacht is a recreational boat It designates two rather different classes of Watercraft, sailing and power yachts The Australia II is a 12-metre class Yacht, and the first successful challenger for the America's Cup after 132 years) in Fremantle, and contains galleries with themes such as the
Situated close to the Maritime Museum is the HMAS Ovens, an Oberon class submarine that is open for guided tours. HMAS Ovens (S70 was an ''Oberon''-class Submarine laid down by Scott’s Shipbuilding and Engineering Company at Greenock in Scotland Design and construction The Oberon class was based heavily on the preceeding ''Porpoise'' class of submarines Glass-reinforced plastic was used in Displayed in the Shipwreck Galleries in Cliff Street, Fremantle, are relics from the Batavia, which was wrecked off the coast of Western Australia in 1629. Mutiny on the Batavia Departure On 29 October 1628, the newly built Batavia, commissioned by the Dutch East India Company
In February 2008 the Government of Western Australia announced that it would build a new $500 million museum at the East Perth Power Station site. The formation of the Government of Western Australia is prescribed in its Constitution which dates from 1890 although it has been amended many times since then The East Perth Power Station is a disused Power station located in East Perth, Western Australia.  Planning and design of the new museum will begin in 2008, with construction expected to begin in 2012. The extensive fit-out required for the museum is scheduled to start in 2013, with completion of the entire project expected in late 2015.  The redevelopment will be overseen by the Government's Office of Strategic Projects.