WA Medical Museum

WA Medical Museum - learn about WA's medical history at this hands on museum in Subiaco

Open Wednesdays 10.30-4pm & 2nd & 4th Sundays 2-4pm

The WA Medical Museum, located in Subiaco within the King Edward Memorial Hospital, takes you through medical history dating back to the 1900’s. It’s a hands on, educational experience, so it’s also a great activity for home schooled kids or to give your kids an educational outing.


Mydaughter was quite interested and ask the lady lots of questions.  One ofthe ladies there used to be a nurse and was very happy toshow us around and talk to us about the history of medicine


We learned about the iron lung and how it kept a patient breathing -the machine can be turned on by assistant from staff, but be prepared its very noisy.

We also got to check our hearts on a heart rate monitor tosee if we still had one lol, again one of the staff can help you with this and we also learned about xrays and how we see babies in Mum’s belly.


And had a look around and learned about how Coolgardie hadtents for hospitals


This one really intrigued my daughter to asked loads ofquestions, it was all about aboriginals and their bush medicine it was great tosee how some cultures tried different medicine


This one was my sons 5 year old favorite, we learned if something happened and we were not near a hospital you would have to use a Royal Flying Doctor helicopter to transport you to Perth.


After our visit we also decided to head to Kings Park and we had a beautifulday there, but you can also head over to the Subiaco Theatre Gardens playground this is behind the museum just one street away.

Cost: $4 adults, $1 kids (you may need to pay for parking depending on where you park)

More Information: www.wamedicalmuseum.org.au

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Review by Kids Around Perth Reporter Amber, 5th June 2015


Amber Hope – Mum & Foster Mum of 4+ kids

Amber is a single Mum of 3 kids (2 boys and a girl), and a foster Mum to one (and sometimes more).

She has lived in Perth all of her life and loves exploring all the new things to do with the kids in Perth, especially the free and cheap things to do of which Perth has so much to offer.

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