Museum of the Great Southern

Refurbished in July 2010, the refitted museum overlooks picturesque Princess Royal Harbour, on the site of first European settlement in Western Australia.

The Museum of the Great Southern provides exhibitions, public programs, educational programs and information on the unique natural and social history of the region.

The Museum shares the stories of the Menang Noongar people and the influence of Mokare, a young Noongar warrior, as well as the stories of the early settlers and convicts, and also explores the region's unique natural landscape, 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


24 September – 9 October  | 10am – 4pm 

Construct a dinosaur mask, measure yourself against the leg of a T-Rex or reconstruct a mystery animal from a bag of bones.

24 September – 9 October | 10am – 4pm 

Reconstruct an ancient creature using our bag of bones or get hands-on with our giant dinosaur toys and puzzles.

Monday 26 September - Friday 30 September | 10am - 2pm 

Located in the Co-op Building. 

Karlee Bertola will lead a series of free art workshops culminating in a community art piece.

28, 29 30 September & 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 October
10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm  

A series of demonstrations and hands-on activities exploring fossils, dinosaurs and excavation.

The Brig Amity


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