Albany’s Historic Whaling Station

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Albany’s Historic Whaling Station

Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
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Spend a day exploring the world’s only complete whaling station tourism attraction and experience a fascinating insight into Albany’s colourful past. Follow informative trails to learn the stories of the men and women whose livelihood depended on Australia’s whaling industry of yesteryear.
Visit the only complete whaling station tourism attraction in the world! 

Albany’s Historic Whaling Station was the last operating station in Australia and provides a fascinating insight into Albany’s colourful past. Recognised as a heritage site, the whaling station is an engaging and educational tourism attraction for all ages to enjoy. 

  • Find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the whaling industry;
  • Enjoy short films within the converted whale oil tanks;
  • Climb aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whalechaser ship; 
  • See the giant blue whale skeleton; 
  • Enjoy the world-renowned marine animal art collection and view the precious scrimshaw art.

Visit the museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artefacts and memorabilia or relax in the café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays. 

Albany's unique, biodiverse location is also home to over a 100,000 species of native plants which are now displayed in the Historic Whaling Station's Regional Wildflower Garden. Families can enjoy free BBQ’s in the gardens and learn about the friendly collection of native animals at the Australian Wildlife Park. 

Visit Albany's Historic Whaling Station for a memorable day on The Amazing South Coast. 



Albany’s Historic Whaling Station

81 Whaling Station Rd, Frenchman Bay WA 6330, Australia


Star 4.4 (2092 Google reviews)
Mel O 06 May 2024

Very well setting, great place for family outings, interesting and informative. Lots of photos ,posters and real size tools and equipment displayed. Short films (3D) showing room in the old oil tanks added the experiencing of the actual setting. Great view as right next to the sea. Very nice cafe for drinks and food. A place worthy to spend hours of exploring the history of whaling.

Sarah Hilton 29 February 2024

A bit grim in places but interesting and very well done. 14,600 whales "processed" here, so it's obviously got a gory past, but the exhibits are very good and the ship is fun to negotiate your way around. Very friendly guides/ex workers are on hand to take you round the "processing" area, explaining everything. I can't say it was particularly pleasant to hear how a 40 tonne whale gets reduced into oil and dried fertiliser but its part of Albany's history and I would say is a must visit.

carl r 31 March 2024

Its big. Old 3d , i thought over priced. Cool ship to explore. Sad but cool history. Wild life park is ok. Cute cockatoo. Great skeleton museum.

Karen Rajaratnam 01 January 2024

Allow for a whole day if you are interested in this subject. If wet bring raincoat and umbrellas as half is outside. Having Grown up in a country town that was a whaling town it helped me understand so much about my childhood. A fantastic culture heritage of the past in Australia. Well worth a visit.

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