The Wadjemup Museum is housed in the beautiful Old Mill & Hay Store on Rottnest Island. The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) engaged Creative Spaces to update the existing displays in order to attract a younger audience, and keep up-to-date with modern museum methods of storytelling.
Creative Spaces designed and managed the refurbishment of the Museum in conjunction with a team of skilled consultants. New display furniture, exterior signage, a reception desk, multimedia interactives, theatrette, exhibition graphics and a Discovery Centre were designed to enhance visitor experiences and engage them with the outstanding cultural and environmental features of the Island.
In addition, the entrance was relocated to invite in local foot traffic, unused decking was activated as a new events and casual seating space, and tiered seating was added for outdoor learning programs.
The Wadjemup Museum Refurbishment project has been made possible by the National Tourism Icons Program, a partnership between the State and Federal Governments. It is part of infrastructure upgrades across the Island, which will continue to make Rottnest a great place to experience.
This project was completed in December 2020.
Winner, MAGNA Awards (Museums And Galleries National Awards), 2021.