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

Admission

Entry is free, donations are welcome.

The lift in the Museum is currently under repair. As a result, there is no lift access to the second story of the Eclipse Building. The Museum is addressing this as a matter of urgency and apologise for any inconvenience.

Contact us

(08) 9841 4844

VISIT US

Residency Road, Albany, WA, 6330

Special exhibitions & events

Programs

, Saturday 17 December 2022

17 December - 31 January | 10am - 3pm 

Try your hand at revealing buried bones and examining skeletons under our electronic microscope.

17 December – 31 January  | 10am – 3pm 

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

17 December - 31 January | 10am - 3pm 

Pick up a trail and see if you can find our hidden dinosaurs!
Try your hand at revealing buried bones and examining skeletons under our electronic microscope.
The Brig Amity

Resources

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