Albany Historical Society

Welcome to Historic Albany

Stories abound in this vast collection, and Patrick Taylor Cottage is the perfect setting to tell them. Built in 1832, it is the oldest dwelling in Western Australia, and is now cared for by the Albany Historical Society. Enjoy stepping back in time when you come here. As well as telling the story of Patrick Taylor, who arrived in Albany in 1834, it contains many treasures from Albany’s history. There are also items which will raise a smile. Look out for the special moustache cup designed to protect one’s moustache while drinking: a must-have in the days when luxuriant moustaches were a fashion statement!

Address:

37 Duke Street
Albany WA 6330
Australia

Opening Hours

Mon -Fri 9.30am - 1pm

What a treasure this is! Pages of writing reveal Taylor’s love of prose; however, the melancholic tone reflects his depressed state of mind. Patrick Taylor had hoped to become a successful farmer and...

Look out for the special moustache cup designed to protect one’s moustache while drinking: a must-have in the days when luxuriant moustaches were a fashion statement!

150 years ago, long before film, videos, or digital movies, there were magic lanterns like this one. A small oil lamp provides the light to cast the image of the coloured transparent slides onto the...

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The rolling hills create a picturesque drive along Seven Hills Road, following the Collie River as it snakes along the valley. At the end of the road is the entrance to Roelands Village, a place of...

While you're in the area

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