Albany's Historic Whaling Station

Overview

Albany's Historic Whaling Station is the only experience of its kind in the world. Explore an intact whale processing factory and whale chasing ship - fully restored and ready for you to discover.

In Brief
  • Cafe: has a cafe in the museum
  • Open Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays
In Detail
Visit the only complete whaling station tourism attraction in the world!
 
Albany’s Historic Whaling Station was the last operating station in Australia and provides a fascinating insight into Albany’s colourful past. Recognised as a heritage site, the whaling station is an engaging and educational tourism attraction for all ages to enjoy.
 
Join our knowledgeable tour guides on a complimentary tourthrough the restored whale processing factory. Find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the whaling industry. Enjoy short films within the converted whale oil tanks. Climb aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whalechaser ship; see our giant blue whale skeleton; enjoy our world-renowned marine animal art collection and view our precious scrimshaw art. Visit our museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artefacts and memorabilia or relax in our café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays.
 
Our unique, biodiverse location is also home to over a 100,000 species of native plants which are now displayed in our Regional Wildflower Garden. Families can enjoy free BBQ’s in the gardens and learn about our friendly collection of native animals at our Australian Wildlife Park. Join us for a memorable day on The Amazing South Coast.
Opening Times
Museum Opening Times
  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Public Holiday
Hours 9am–5pm 9am–5pm 9am–5pm 9am–5pm 9am–5pm 9am–5pm 9am–5pm 9am–5pm
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