Hours: Dry season hours are: Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm, Fridays 9am-4pm Saturdays: 10am-3pm
The Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre is a creative hub for the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal tribes, who make up the Mowanjum community outside Derby, Western Australia.
These three language groups are united by their belief in the Wandjina as a sacred spiritual force and the creators of the land. They are the custodians of Wandjina law and iconography.
The centre hosts exhibitions, workshops and community projects, as well as the annual Mowanjum Festival, one of Australia’s longest running indigenous cultural festivals.
The Mowanjum Museum is a place to share and celebrate the culture of the Worrorra, Ngarinyin, Wunambal and Gaambera peoples.
Located within Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre, the museum is an important storytelling space where visitors can learn about Wandjina Wunggurr history, protocols and traditions.
Featuring exhibits of significant objects from the Mowanjum Collection, as well as multimedia projections and touchscreens, the museum is an immersive and interactive experience.
We are also proud to display the historic Selsmark Collection in the museum, an exceptional set of dance totems, costumes and musical instruments made in the early 1970s by senior Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunambal men and women.
The Mowanjum Museum is a community project that has been many years in the making.
ENTRY: Entry is by gold coin donation with all proceeds going to the ongoing improvement and maintenance of the museum.
OPENING HOURS: July. August and September — Tuesday to Friday 9am — 5pm and Saturday 10am — 3pm
Group tours of the museum can be booked in advance. Group bookings of 5 or more require entry fee payment of $5 per person. This includes the viewing of our Mowanjum DVD, Gallery access and Museum access.
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