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

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!

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...

At the time of Australia’s Federation in 1901, a decorative jardiniere, or plant pot, was a feature in many homes. This jardiniere was produced by Doulton & Co, the English china company, to...

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