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Published July 19th 2017
Preserving the cultural and architectural history of Perth
The Museum of Perth, which was located in Grand Lane off Murray street mall, has now found a new home. More befitting of the intention of the museum which is to chronicle the history of Perth, the museum is now located in a heritage listed building named Atlas Building. It is on the second floor at 10 The Esplanade in Perth City.
The first display in its new home is the history of the Atlas building, which was built in 1931 and still used as an office complex today.
As you walk up the grand marble steps and enter the old type lift which requires its passengers to physically open the first door manually and then once inside to manually close the second interior door, before pressing one of the big black buttons to your desired floor. Slowly the lift goes up.
The museum not only chronicles the architectural and cultural history of our city but is used as a meeting place to discuss ideas and a retail space, even a micro cinema. They hold an extensive library of rare books which are available for viewing but you need to make an appointment first to view these rare treasures.
This museum is run and managed by volunteers through The Perth History Association, which is a not for profit organisation. If you love history and have time to spare, why not get more involved with this unique museum?