Best Art Galleries and Museums in Perth and suburbs

Local Recommendations from our My Guide Perth team

If learning about WA's history, culture and art satisfies your thirst for knowledge, then be tempted by this selection. WA has numerous art galleries and museums where colonial, contemporary and indigenous artefacts and artworks are displayed.

Spend an afternoon soaking in the atmosphere of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) and the Art Gallery of Western Australia or meander through the rooms of the West Australian Museum. If you appreciate things nautical, then head down to Fremantle's Maritime Museum and its Shipwreck Galleries for an enjoyable time And while you're in Freo, be inspired by the artworks at the historical Fremantle Arts Centre and do some shopping there. If you need a quick pick-me-up after all that exploring, then have a cuppa at one of the many coffeeshops and cafes. And for a truly memorable memento of your trip here, purchase a beautiful piece of art from WA's art galleries and continue to be inspired after you return home.WA also has specialist museums that focus on particular themes such as military, aircraft, medical and transportation. And some smaller community based museums share the history of their surrounding areas.With all these wonderful options, who says learning can't be fun!