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.


Residency Road
Albany WA 6330

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

After working in their vegetable gardens, one of the Chinese gardeners might have enjoyed sitting down around a warm fire, taking his pipe out from its wooden case, and relaxing. The land on the lower...

This furry creature represents a real comeback story! The Gilbert's Potoroo was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1994 at Two People’s Bay. Since then many people have been involved...

On the South Coast, the temperatures are cool all year round and a kangaroo skin cloak such as this would be a welcome covering. Known as a ‘booka’, this cloak was made from several kangaroo pelts...

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A South West highlight - compelling insight into local history

Bridgetown Historical Society curates the museum within the original Bridgetown Police Station and Lockup 1880. The graffitied cell walls and the well-worn floorboards of this 1880 building speak of...

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