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The Perkins buildings were developed for the people of Western Australia and we want to share with you the amazing research happening in your state. A tour of our Nedlands headquarters will give you the chance to see these state-of-the-art facilities first hand and learn how Perth’s bright minds are working with futuristic technology to advance medical research toward amazing new medical solutions.

Tour of the Perkins

We offer tours of the Perkins to clubs, associations and businesses (6+ people) that wish to come along and see firsthand the groundbreaking research undertaken in Western Australia.

Tours take approximately one and a half hours, however we can be flexible to suit your group. After meeting your guide at the concierge desk you will explore the ground floor interactive exhibition which includes four metre high LED screens showing fluorescent cell images which reflect the research within the Perkins building.

A unique interactive experience can be found with our male and female MRI images featured across one wall of the foyer. As you move close to the wall you will trigger a simulation of the scanning of the body and giving information about different parts of the body and related research.

Highlights include:

  • An original sample of mould used by Alexander Fleming to grow penicillin – signed by the revolutionary scientist himself!
  • An interactive touch screen exploring research conducted at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Learn about the life-changing discoveries being made in your home town.
  • Take a walk down our ‘information corridor’ and discover historical highlights in medical research that led to the medicines we rely on today.

There is a coffee shop on site that provides a suitable option for morning tea or lunch after your tour.


Please note: We can accommodate tours on most Wednesdays between 10:30am-12pm. If your group cannot make this time, please amend the booking form to your preferred date and time. We will endeavour to meet your request, however acceptance will be based on staff availability.

Speakers or presentations

If you are unable to visit us – and your community group would like to find out more about the lifesaving research happening at the Perkins – we may be able to have a member of staff attend your community group meeting to speak or present.


Please note: We will endeavour to meet your request, however acceptance will be based on staff availability. Bookings within business hours are preferable.





If you need more information please contact us.