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Published May 6th 2013
So Much to See and do at this Brand New Cultural Centre
Over the last few decades Perth's population has skyrocketed dramatically, a change which is especially evident in the outer suburbs where many new arrivals and young families have settled. As a result of such expansion, small semi-rural localities on the city's peripherals have evolved into busy suburban centres, each with a wide range of social and cultural activities. The City of Wanneroo is one area which has seen immense changes over recent years, and this is especially apparent at the beautiful new Wanneroo Cultural Centre.
The beautiful new Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre
Situated in the heart of the Wanneroo Town Centre at 3 Rocca Way, the Wanneroo Art Gallery is part of this vibrant cultural complex. The gallery provides a state of the art exhibition facility for Perth's northern suburbs, providing "A" class exhibition facilities that are suitable for national and international touring exhibitions. This means that the area can look forward to some outstanding exhibitions in the future. In addition, the gallery will be home for the City of Wanneroo Art Collection and Museum collection, as well as hosting the annual City of Wanneroo Art Awards. For local artists and groups, there is also the opportunity to support these programs with their own exhibitions.
Also part of the new cultural centre, the Wanneroo Library and Wanneroo Regional Museum will hold their own exhibitions and programs as well. Situated on the first floor, the library features much more than just books, and regularly holds programs for people of all ages. For infants aged from birth to two, there are regular Rhyme Times while preschoolers, from three to five will enjoy the library's story-time sessions. Adults are also well catered for and the library serves as a venue for various events including presentations on topics such as travel, photography, arts and crafts, local history and sustainable living.
A view upstairs towards the library at the beautiful new Wanneroo Cultural Centre.
Wanneroo Cultural Centre
Downstairs, the Wanneroo Regional Museum provides a fascinating insight into the history of the local area, incorporating information about its Noongar heritage as well as sagas from the days of early European settlement. Aiming to be relevant for even the youngest citizens, on the first Tuesday of each month it holds Toddler Tuesdays which introduce littlies from two to four years old to Wanneroo's history in a fun and interactive way. There are two sessions, with a maximum of 15 children in each: 9 -10am and 10.30 - 11.30am. However, they fill quickly so be sure to book a place for your child early. Each session costs $5.00 per child, and parents are expected to remain and participate as well. For more information, call 9405 5920.
Wanneroo Cultural Centre.
A ground floor view of the Wanneroo Cultural Centre.
Learn more about Wanneroo's history and heritage at the Wanneroo Museum
In a nutshell, the beautiful new Wanneroo Cultural is a terrific asset for the whole northern suburbs area. Whether you're old or young, and whatever your interests are, it's the perfect spot to spend a few hours, learn something new and check out the latest exhibitions. With a terrific cafe situated just downstairs, why not meet your friends there and make a day of it?