Museum Visit Increase Restores Opening Hours

Museum Visit Increase Restores Opening Hours

Western Australia Minister for Culture and Arts John Day

Museum To Re-Open For Seven Days A Week

Victor P Taffa

The Western Australian Museum will once again open for seven days a week, following a review of a trial period where the Museum’s six public sites were closed on Wednesday each week.

“When this change was implemented it was with the intention of reviewing it after 12 months, looking closely at the savings made and the impact on visitation.” Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said.

“The review showed overall visitation figures had remained steady, due to increases at the WA Museum’s Perth and Geraldton sites, and that significant cost savings had been made.”

“However, through feedback received and in consultation with stakeholders, the decision has been made to re-open the museum’s sites on Wednesdays.” Mr. Day said.

 

 

“The Museum has been able to develop an opening schedule for its six venues that delivers the same budget savings while ensuring the six public sites are open seven days a week.”

“The level of savings will be maintained by re-allocating existing staff hours to Wednesdays and changing the opening hours for the three Regional Sites.”

“Staffing numbers will be maintained and I pay tribute to the positive and constructive way in which the WA Museum staff and their Trade Union have responded to the public desire for seven-day opening.” Mr. Day said.

The WA Museum’s daily opening hours from tomorrow (Wednesday, October 20) will be:

  • WA Museum – Perth:  9.30 am – 5 pm
  • WA Museum Maritime:  9.30 am – 5 pm
  • WA Museum Shipwrecks:  9.30 am – 5 pm
  • WA Museum – Geraldton:  9.30 am – 4 pm
  • WA Museum – Albany:  10 am – 4.30 pm
  • WA Museum Kalgoorlie-Boulder: 10 am – 4.30 pm.

All sites will continue to close on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and the morning of ANZAC Day.