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Museum of the Great Southern


Overlooking picturesque Princess Royal Harbour, on the site of the first European settlement in Western Australia, discover the unique natural and social history of the region.


Hours: 10am - 4pm


Learn of the stories of the Menang Noongar people and the influence of Mokare, a young Noongar warrior.
Walk up the gangplank and step back in time aboard Brig Amity to find out what life was like aboard a convict ship in 1826.

Explore the region's unique natural landscape, flora and fauna along the way.

Opening hours:
Daily, 10am - 4pm
Free entry*
*Some special exhibitions and events may charge a fee.

Residency Road, Albany, WA, 6330

Cancellation Policy

We understand plans can change, so here are our conditions and policies

Tickets will not be refunded after purchase unless outlined by applicable laws. Any refund payable will be made to the original purchaser via the original payment method.

Western Australian Museum will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by the ticket holder in the event that the Museum is closed or any events are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Western Australian Museum reserves the right to cancel any ticket and refund the amount paid in full where there has been an error in ticket pricing, whether due to human error or website malfunction.

Refunds will not be permitted for refusal of entry or ejection from the venue or the failure to follow these terms and conditions.

No ticketing fees apply to any transactions purchased through the Western Australian Museum ticketing website, though ticketing fees may be implemented at any time, at the discretion of Western Australian Museum.

Western Australian Museum reserves the rights to adjust ticket pricing without prior notification.

Western Australian Museum and members of the Perth Tessitura Consortium are the only authorised ticket sellers for events at any Western Australian Museum venue, unless specified on the Western Australian Museum website listing for an event. Tickets purchased via an unauthorised seller will not be honoured and may be refused entry to the venue. Tickets cannot be resold.

Replacement of lost, stolen or missing tickets may be permitted at Western Australian Museum’s sole discretion and fees may apply.


Museum of the Great Southern, Albany 6330


500M away from Albany
1.9KM away from Centennial Park
3.1KM away from Mount Clarence



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Rated by 3 guests
Bec S
Perfect place for school holidays.
The thought and effort the Albany museum has put into the kids activities for the school break is fantastic. My girls (7 & 2) were entertained for an easy 2 hours doing the crafts and creative play alone! The whole museum is just so well put together, clean, tidy, very informative staff and friendly too. And with the exception of some special exhibits, the museum is free! Just a donation of your choosing! (FYI, We personally offer $5 per adult) would highly recommend to anyone!!

Melinda Zimmermann
Great place to visit.
Lots of interesting exhibits as well as free activities for the kids. They do have some more complex activities as well for a small fee. At the moment they have the 3D Antarctica experience which is amazing. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

Kelvin Tan
Do not underestimate this place like I did by thinking that you'd only spend a half hour here.
This museum is impressive with its well presented exhibits, insightful displays well spaced out in different locations so you don't ever feel like you are having to fight with crowds, and a nice group of volunteers ans staff who help you find your way around it. Take your time to browse over the individual rooms as they display different things and places. My kids loved the classroom exhibit and finding out how everything was so tiny. They also learned how hard life had been before their time. Go slow and take your time here, there is plenty to see and do!