City of Subiaco - Museum exhibitions
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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.

Cinema Subiaco: 1904 - 1954

Lights, camera, action! To celebrate the eightieth anniversary of the opening of Regal Theatre in 1938, Subiaco Museum proudly presents a new exhibtion: Cinema Subiaco. From Subiaco Oval to Shenton park, did you know that Subiaco once had several picture gardens?  Curated by the city's Coordinator of Museum Services, Rosemary Fitzergald, Cinema Subiaco celebrates cinema culture in Subiaco.

Before it was the Regal Theatre, the Coliseum Picture Gardens stood on the site from 1916 until 1938. Paddy Baker, avid cinemaphile and travelling projectionist, bought the Regal Theatre in 1946. Cinema Subiaco brings to life the colourful story of Paddy Baker and his important contribution to Subiaco, preserving the Regeal Theatre for generations to come. In Gallery One, you will find an intimate history of cinema culture in Subiaco, an original projector owned by Paddy Baker and vintage movie posters.

Cinema Subiaco is now on display. For museum opening hours see the visit the museum page.

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.