Browse our museum and see historical instruments, our meteorite exhibit, astrophotographs & artwork, and admire the beauty of the Atlas Coelestis, the first Star Atlas ever printed in 1729 from the work of John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal at the Greenwich Observatory in Great Britain.
Since its inception in 1896, the Perth Observatory has acquired many instruments of scientific and cultural importance. Some remain in use today, as part of our day and night tour programs. Other historical instruments have been restored and are on permanent display in the museum, located inside the administration building in Bickley. The museum provides an insight into the varied roles of the Observatory, including timekeeping, meteorology, seismology, surveying, and of course, optical astronomy.