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Address: 131James Street | Swan Valley Region, Guildford, Swan Valley, Western Australia 6055, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9377 3884
08:00 - 17:00
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Totally unexpected

Hidden away in Guidford (although the huge dinosaur outside might give it away) is the Academy of Taxidermy museum. What a surprising treat to view so many species on display... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2016
Wanneroo, Australia
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Wanneroo, Australia
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Hidden away in Guidford (although the huge dinosaur outside might give it away) is the Academy of Taxidermy museum. What a surprising treat to view so many species on display... Some spooky, some amazing and some totally awesome. We spent ages looking through the exhibits today. Unusual for most places is the modest entry fee of $5 per adult. Recommended.... More 

1 Thank Julant55
Perth, Australia
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77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This place is well priced and very quirky. The staff are happy to answer questions and explain exhibits.

1 Thank Blank_Expressionism
North Yunderup, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

We have visited the Museum a few times and have always been warmly welcomed and enjoyed our time there. We were so impressed we hired a bus and organized a big family day out. Picked up Grandma and Grandad, grandchildren, friends and their children, the bus was full of happy faces. Everyone enjoyed the uniqueness of the museum. Michael was... More 

1 Thank Sandra P
Guildford, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

What an amzing find in the historic village of Guildford.. a museum of animals, insects and of course dinosaurs. It is brilliantly located in the Western Australia's most intact town of first settlement, great for the kids with an ice cream parlour next door..and also as part of daytrip to the historic town.

1 Thank Barbara D
Perth, Australia
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179 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

We took our grandchildren to this hidden gem during the school holidays. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves exploring many different types of animals, both current and past. The dinosaurs were of particular interest to them. The museum also had videos running - you could sit in the corner area and view as long as you like. Birds, reptiles, mammals, insects and... More 

1 Thank Allan C
Perth, Australia
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109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

This building is an old theatre and has now found an interesting use for the space. Michael Buzza the taxidermist and curator lives on the property and continues to practice his trade. The more you walk around and examine the items on offer the more intriguing they become, I was drawn to do another lap of the museum in case... More 

1 Thank Peter P
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384 reviews
240 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

This is a great little museum, with a variety of skeletons, stuffed animals, info about the taxidermy process and dinosaur models. I really enjoyed visiting.

1 Thank J L
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

This is a small and interesting attraction located on the main street of Guildford, not far from the train station. To start the tour there is a short video on the different taxidermy procedures. There are many different types of animals and birds on display and also the casts used to make the internal structure for the animal skins to... More 

1 Thank AldonaEgal
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Yes it is taxidermy but don't be put off. It is a delight to visit and the staff are so welcoming and willing to share their knowledge and passion. Quite frankly the work is remarkable and fascinating - there is clearly a lot of respect for all of the subjects. Go on give it a go you and your family... More 

2 Thank Numbatman
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

OUr grandkids had a ball in this place... the idea of keeping the family pet was somewhat entertaining for them..... well done!

2 Thank tango57Perth

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