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Revealing the Museum: Hidden layers
The highly awaited WA Museum Boola Bardip is now open for all to enjoy. While the expanded exhibition spaces and intriguing collections provide hours of exploration, education and delight, some of our favourite details are the most well-hidden.
The Museum precinct has a long history of development and change with a variety of buildings, services and structures appearing and disappearing from the site over its history. This continual development and use has resulted in a rich archaeological layering, which due to its fragile and remnant nature, is more often than not hidden from view.
Uncovered during archaeological investigations within the Geology building, this historic well and brick channel provided an opportunity to incorporate some of the archaeological history of the site into the new museum spaces. The well has been protected and retained as part of the surrounding development works and is located in the ground floor rest room of the Geologists Building on the corner of Beaufort and Francis Streets. Make sure when planning your visit to the WA Museum Boola Bardip that you stop in and have a look at this hidden gem!