Albany's Historic Whaling Station, Albany
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Now a museum, the Cheynes Beach Whaling Station was Australia’s last operating whaling station when it closed in 1978. Albany's Historic Whaling Station displays the largest whale skeleton in Western Australia, a 22 m (72 ft) long pygmy blue whale skeleton. The former cutting-up decks and processing factory display whole vessels, harpoons, and ship models. Inside, view movies about marine life and whaling operations. Outside, explore the rusting Cheynes IV whale chaser and equipment. Using our world travel planner, Albany attractions like Albany's Historic Whaling Station can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Dropped by during our short trip to Albany. $64 for my wife and I to visit the Whaling Station because it is bundled with a bunch of other activities. Our toddler was free but we couldn't warrant the ...  more »
  • Extremely glad to have had this opportunity to learn about the whaling history within Australia and specifically in Albany. The free guided tour (approx 30 minutes), commencing on the hour, is an exce...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit. Learned a lot about the history of whaling in the area. If you are squeamish, we don't recommend this visit but if your aren't, you will learn a lot of stuff you probably never h...  more »
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  • I really liked it when i went , awesome to learn about some albany history , but I did think it was over priced , aspecially the gift shop ☺
  • Impresive and so explanatory, highly recomand to everyone. It is eye opening information
  • Amazing views, good food, nice staff!
  • Good spot to learn about Albanys whaling history with a lot of historic photos buildings and equipment present
  • Place of Cruelty display Actually should be demolished and can be replaced with some innovative monument... Helpful and innovative staff.