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.

Lustrous-Bodies-museum-posterx2_Page_1-(1).jpgLustrous Bodies

Lustrous Bodies: Pearl and pearl-shell adornment in twentieth-century Subiaco
Pearls and pearl shells have been prized for their natural radiance and rarity throughout history and across different cultures. Utilising the museum collection and with contributions from Linneys and Subiaco Antiques and Fine Jewellery, Lustrous Bodies illuminates how material culture historically shapes our identities and our social lives in a community.

At the heart of the exhibition are Subiaco residents and businesses, past and present, and their stories. From buttons to brooches, camisoles and collar studs, incised pearl shells from the Kimberley region and original sketches from the Linneys collection, the exhibition displays the history of the city as a dynamic hub of sociability, fashion, politics and business in Western Australia.


Lustrous Bodies 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.