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Western Australian Museum

Hackett Hall, which housed the State Reference Library at a later stage of its life, is of architectural and historical significance. The building, designed by notable architect, Hillson Beasley, features well crafted stonework and brickwork externally and fine galleried interiors.

Project Details:
In addition to the new extension to adapt the original building for Museum purposes, extensive restoration and reconstruction work was undertaken based on the findings and recommendations of the Conservation Plan and on site investigations. This include repairs to damaged and severely weathered building fabric, stormwater disposal systems including reconstruction of cast iron rainwater heads and downpipes, reconstruction of the main timber staircase ceiling and lantern and the restoration of original paint colours in the ceiling, timber joinery and decorative plasterwork.

Completion Date:


1999  Royal Australian Institute of Architects

Heritage Council of Western Australia

Heritage Conservation Award

In association with Cox Howlett + Bailey Woodland