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Albany's Historic Whaling Station Admission

by Albanys Historic Whaling Station Duration 8h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveller Price is AU$15
Pricing based on group of 5 travellers

Visit Albany's Historic Whaling Station, the last operating station in Australia, and take a look into part of Albany's past. Join a tour and walk through the former whale processing factory, see a well-preserved ship, and peruse artefact galleries that tell the story of the controversial industry.

The whaling industry in Western Australia lasted for nearly 150 years until the nation's last whaling station closed in Albany in 1978. The Historic Whaling Station serves as a glimpse into the area's past, with well-preserved tools, facilities, and even a whaling ship on display. Join a tour during your visit and walk through the whale processing factory, where you find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the industry.

Stand on the actual decks where whales were processed, or walk beneath the skeleton of the last sperm whale harpooned in Albany. Climb on board the Cheynes IV, the world's only preserved whalechaser ship, and imagine how hunters of the 19th and 20th centuries felt. As you peruse galleries of whaling artefacts and watch films in converted whale oil tanks, learn about the tumultuous history of the industry and the controversies surrounding it that eventually led to its end.

Visit Albany's Historic Whaling Station, the last operating station in Australia, and take a look into part of Albany's past. Join a tour and walk through the former whale processing factory, see a well-preserved ship, and peruse artefact galleries that tell the story of the controversial industry.

The whaling industry in Western Australia lasted for nearly 150 years until the nation's last whaling station closed in Albany in 1978. The Historic Whaling Station serves as a glimpse into the area's past, with well-preserved tools, facilities, and even a whaling ship on display. Join a tour during your visit and walk through the whale processing factory, where you find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the industry.

Stand on the actual decks where whales were processed, or walk beneath the skeleton of the last sperm whale harpooned in Albany. Climb on board the Cheynes IV, the world's only preserved whalechaser ship, and imagine how hunters of the 19th and 20th centuries felt. As you peruse galleries of whaling artefacts and watch films in converted whale oil tanks, learn about the tumultuous history of the industry and the controversies surrounding it that eventually led to its end.

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Albany's Historic Whaling Station Admission

Activity Location

Albany's Historic Whaling Station

81 Whaling Station Rd

Frenchman Bay 6330

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Albany's Historic Whaling Station

    81 Whaling Station Road 81 Whaling Station Road

    Frenchman Bay 6330


Highlights

  • In-depth insights into Albany's social & economic history

  • Honest look at the sometimes gruesome history of whaling

  • Guided exploration of a former whale processing factory

  • Preserved whale-hunting ship & sperm whale skeletons

  • Multimedia exhibits tell comprehensive tales of the industry


Inclusions

  • Admission to Albany's Historic Whaling Station


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Children aged 15 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Opening hours are from 9 AM–5 PM. Guided tours daily, on the hour 10am to 3pm last tour.