Museum of the Great Southern

Located on the shores of Princess Royal Harbour, the Museum’s engaging program of exhibits and events is spread throughout the site. Stroll around the expansive grounds to learn about the arrival of the Brig Amity in 1826 with a visit to the impressive life-sized replica.. Changing exhibitions and activities can be found in the Eclipse Building. The permanent exhibition in the historic Residency Building is a “must-see” experience for its excellent introduction to Menang Noongar culture, the fascinating natural environment and social history of the South Coast.

Address:

Residency Road
Albany WA 6330
Australia

Opening Hours
7 days 10am - 4pm; check the website for opening hours on Public Holidays

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