City of Subiaco - Museum exhibitions
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Museum exhibitions

Museum exhibitions

Visitors to Subiaco Museum will enjoy the permanent and changing exhibitions mounted in the museum's five display rooms, as well as spaces in the city's Administration Centre and Subiaco Library.

Museum exhibitions are now enhanced by a new lighting system supported by Lotterywest.

Subi from the Sky

Over the past two centuries, the area now referred to as the City of Subiaco (including the suburbs of Subiaco, Shenton Park, Jolimont, Daglish and Crawley) has transitioned from a landscape of open bush and wetlands to a thriving inner-city community.

This exhibition traces the development of the City of Subiaco from above, using maps and aerial images to highlight different periods of development over time. Learn about the significant events and decisions that made Subiaco the city we know today, and watch your favourite local spot evolve and change over time.

The exhibition features maps and aerial images from the historic collection at the Subiaco Museum, as well as the State Records Office and the State Library of Western Australia.

See Subi from the Sky will be open to the public from 24 November 2015 to late April 2016. 

For details about the museum's opening times, please consult the Visit the museum page.

Subi from the Sky launch event

Join Mayor Henderson and David Whiteford from the State Records Office for the official exhibition launch event on Monday 23 November at Subiaco Library. During the public lecture you'll learn how historic maps trace development, growth and changes in Western Australia. The night will include a light supper, followed by the official opening of Subi from the Sky and a sneak peek at the new exhibition. Reserve your free ticket online now.

Permanent exhibitions

Step back in time and imagine domestic life in Subiaco during the first half of the twentieth century. View objects that relate to European settlement in Subiaco, and recognise the Indigenous people who are the traditional owners of the land on which the city is built.