WATCH: First glimpse of new WA Museum at Perth Cultural Centre with fly-through video released

WEST Australians have been given a sneak peek at the new WA Museum, with an animated fly-through video released as construction reaches its highest point.

The video takes viewers on a journey from Yagan Square, over the Perth Cultural Centre (PCC) and through different parts of the museum.

Construction on the project, which is set to be three times the size of the previous museum, reached a milestone this week when it hit its highest point.

The animated tour shows the integration of the new buildings with sections of the historic structures that made up the old museum.

The New WA Museum, viewed from James and Beaufort streets. Picture: Multiplex, Hassell and OMA.

Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman said the new museum was something of which all West Australians could be proud.

“It is really exciting to see the new museum come to life and for the first time view the spaces within this world-class project,” he said.

“Construction is on schedule for the building to be complete in late 2019 with exhibition fit-out by the end of 2020.”

Construction stages of the new WA Museum between March 2017 and October 2018. Picture: Spookfish.

Opportunities for new businesses at Cultural Centre

As part of today’s announcement, Mr Templeman also called on food, beverage and creative businesses to register their interest for commercial lease opportunities in the PCC.

About 1000 sq m of commercial space is being made available across six locations in and around the PCC – including a mix of mix of caf, restaurant, pop-up and commercial tenancies.

The areas include a new space at the Art Gallery of WA, two pop-up locations in the Cultural Centre and three spaces at the museum.

Expressions of interest will be released on February 4, 2019.

Requests for proposals will follow the expressions of interest process, with submissions closing in March 2019.

Log on to to register interest.