Museum of the Great Southern

The Museum of the Great Southern precinct overlooks picturesque Mamang Koort / Princess Royal Harbour on the site of the first European permanent settlement in Western Australia (1826).

Here you will find permanent and travelling exhibitions, a replica of the Brig Amity, pop-up artworks, public and educational programs, and information on the natural and social history of the region.

The Museum shares the stories of the Menang Noongar people and the influence of Mokare, an intermediary who assisted European explorers in an unfamiliar environment. It also explores the region's unique landscapes, flora and fauna.

Open Daily

10am – 4pm

ANZAC Day 1pm – 4pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day & Good Friday


Entry is free, donations are welcome.

Contact us

(08) 9841 4844


Residency Road, Albany, WA, 6330

Special exhibitions & events


Saturday 18 February - Sunday 18 June 2023 | All day

It's time to zoom through the Museum! Inviting little drivers to hop in our mini cars and zoom around the lawn, learning important road safety skills.

Experience one of the greatest international scientific endeavours in history as you step onto Australia’s future site of the incredible SKA telescope in an immersive 360° virtual reality cinema experience.

The Brig Amity


Explore the history of the Great Southern with these resources from the Western Australian Museum.