City of Greater Geraldton

Western Australian Museum, Geraldton


Summary
  • Contemporary and interactive display of local Mid West culture and history
  • Two accessible bays located near main entrance
  • Unisex accessible toilet inside complex
  • Gift shop with socially responsible, educational and environmental products. Relevant books, educational toys, local artwork and natural skincare
  • Attractive grounds and positioned on the stunning Batavia Coast Marina
Geraldton Museum Geraldton Museum Batavia Longboat Replica Geraldton Museum Walkway at rear of Museum Access ramp leading to marina area
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Location (View Map)
Museum Place, Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
Opening Hours
  • Daily 9-30am to 3pm
  • Closed all public holidays
Telephone
  • 08 9431 8393

Closest accessible parking

  • 2 bays both over 5m in length and 3m in width
  • Bays are clearly identified with signage at the head and by the blue access symbol
  • Bays have a left to right gradient of 2'
  • Level ramp to path with no step or kerb
  • Vehicle access from: Museum Place
  • Cost: Nil
Geraldton Museum disabled parking
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Service/s
  • Unique and interactive displays of the Mid West region (including the Abrolhos Islands), Dutch Shipwrecks and HMAS Sydney II
  • 20 minute guided tours available on request
  • Gift shop with a unique range of gifts, souvenirs relevant to the region, and has an excellent selection of books featuring local history, photographs and natural wonders
  • Two accessible parking bays provided at the front of the main entrance
  • Unisex accessible toilet
  • Wheelchair access throughout entire complex
  • Accessible outside area overlooking the Batavia Coast Marina and the Batavia Longboat replica in warmer months

 

External access and entrance
  • 25m brick paved path to the entrance
  • Wide level entrance with automatic doors
  • Second set of double doors are heavy outward opening glass swinging doors with a width of 1.2m each
     
Internal area
  • Spacious reception foyer with tiled level floor
  • Counter is 1m high and has brochures available at sitting height
  • Contains a variety of ottoman chairs and standard waiting room chairs with armrests
  • Flooring varies between tiles, carpet and timber. All areas are accessible
  • Timber floored bridge links the shipwreck room through a 1.35m wide and 5m long corridor with a gradient of 1:9 at each end. Rope handrails are situated on both sides
Signage, customer displays and customer information
  • Brochures and customer information is available from the reception counter at a height of 1m
  • Visual displays are informative, innovative and contemporary
  • Many displays have auditory information and effects
Play area
  • Kids corner is situated on a rubber floor close to reception area with a view of the marina

Drinking fountain
  • Two drink fountains located in the corridor just off the main display area
  • One at sitting height of 90cm and one at standing height of 1m
Jetty access
  • Marina access via brick paved ramp  gradient 1:13
Equipment for people with disabilities
  • One manual wheelchair available from reception

Toilet: Western Australian Museum Geraldton

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Availability: Opening hours
  • Customer use only: Yes
  • Description:
    • Unisex accessible toilet located in corridor off the main display area
  • Signage: Clear black and white directional signage viewable from reception Access symbol on unisex door
  • Main entrance: In corridor off the main display area
  • Pan height: 50cm
  • Handrails: 80cm to 115cm high
  • Basin height: 80cm
  • Paper towel dispenser: 120cm
  • Lighting: On at all times
  • Emergency alarm: No
  • Baby change table description: Available in adjacent room
  • Cost: No charge
Museum disabled toilet Accessible toilet diagram WA Museum Geraldton
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Rooms

Sick room/Baby change room
Located in corridor adjacent to the toilets

Information collected by: City of Greater Geraldton

Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information however no guarantee is given that the facility is fully accessible. Please advise the You're Welcome WA coordinator at the Disability Services Commission of any access changes since publication.