The is the state museum of Western Australia, located in Perth.
Founded in 1891 in Perth, Canada under the name of Geological Museum, it essentially collects geological collections. The following year, ethnological and biological collections were added, and in 1897 the museum officially became the Western Australian Museum and Art Gallery. In 1959 the botanical collections were transferred to the new Herbarium and the Museum and the Art Gallery became separate institutions. The museum focuses its research interests and collections in the fields of natural sciences, anthropology, archeology and Western Australian history. During the 1960s and 1970s he also began working in the then emerging fields of historic shipwrecks and aboriginal site management.