Night at the Museum - Otto Lipfert and his taxidermy work

Learn the story of Otto Lipfert who lived in Subiaco and became WA Museum's first taxidermist.

German born Otto Lipfert is our subject for this month’s talk. Otto lived at 270 York Street, Subiaco from 1894 and became the WA Museum’s first taxidermist. Otto’s most famous work is the blue whale skeleton at the WA Museum which is named in his honour. Come and hear his family’s history and see his collection of taxidermy tools and drawings.

***Note this is the same talk as the Museum Morning event. This talk will be held after hours for those who cannot attend the daytime talk.

***Please do not book into both talks as the museum has limited capacity.

Closest toilets are located at the Subiaco Pop-up Library.

Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Further Information

Please provide any access or dietary requirements to ensure staff can best accommodate you.

Getting to the Museum

The museum is located behind the Subiaco Library at 239 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, WA 6008.

Public Transport

The closest bus routes are the 97, 27 and 28. Visit to plan your journey.


Parking (including ACROD) bays are available outside the museum.


Subiaco Museum


239 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

Event Date

Thursday, 06 June 2024

Event Time

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Event Category

Community & Culture

Event Cost

Free entry

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