Open House Perth
November 11 - 12 2017

University of Western Australia - Winthrop Hall and Senate Room

University of Western Australia - Winthrop Hall and Senate Room 

Image courtesy of UWA

Image courtesy of UWA


Officially opened in 1932, Winthrop Hall was named after benefactor and first Chancellor Sir John Winthrop Hackett.  The building was designed as a grand ceremonial hall, and is used for graduation ceremonies, concerts, balls and theatrical events.

The design was influenced by the Stockholm Town Hall that featured an undercroft with the building set on the edge of a body of water. Features include the inlaid marble foyer—using coloured marbles from throughout Europe, wrought iron gates at the entrance of the hall, internal balustrading, handrails and wall lanterns.

The Senate Room is where the 21 members of Senate meet to manage the affairs of the University. Senate meetings are held six times a year.  Features of the Senate Room include the four-lit columns that sit in each of the corners; the floor-to-ceiling jarrah doors with detailed handles, and the Venetian glass windows on the southern-side of the room. Overall the room has an Art Deco feeling.

Sunday 13th November – 10am-5pm

35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley

Guided (no booking required)


Rodney Alsop and Conrad Sayce