Eden Killer Whale Museum, Eden

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Eden Killer Whale Museum offers insight into the history of Eden and explains the unique relationship between the orca Tom, and the whalers. It is said that Tom would help the whalers catch baleen whales. You can see his skeleton in the museum along with well-restored whaling boats. The material on the tuna industry is clearly presented and engaging. Plan to see Eden Killer Whale Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Eden trip maker site .
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  • Small museum with a information shop and brief history of whaling in twofold bay. Whale worth the visit.  more »
  • Great little museum and cheap to visit. You'll come away with a head full of whale facts that you never knew. Not much else to do nearby so would recommend a visit!  more »
  • My husband and I enjoyed visiting this museum. We were fascinated to learn about how the Killer whales and people worked together to hunt the other whales. Thankfully, whale hunting is banned now, but...  more »
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  • If you're geeky like me, this is a great place for the inner nerd! Learn about killer whales and observe the skeleton of Old Tom, a legendary orca. Beyond learn a little about whale anatomy (just by seeing the spread of bones/skeletons they have there), it was amazing to learn more about the symbiotic relationship between man and killer whale (specifically Old Tom and a few others), which is the main focus and story this museum showcases. Wonderful experience, and if you do go, don't miss out on the cute whale plushies they sell, as I have never seen any of them anywhere else!
  • Great place to learn about the now defunct whaling industry. Many extraordinary stories told. Small gift shop. Museum over 2 levels of the building. Definitely with an hour or two of your time.
  • Fantastic museum for all. Been coming to Eden for years and this museum is a must see. Always updated and changed. Very knowledgeable staff. Rich history.
  • Really interesting place. I went here as a teenager almost 20 years ago. Unfortunately nothing appeared to have changed in 20 years. The kids were a bit bored. Great if you're interested in history.
  • Great museum with really knowledgeable staff. We where apart of a cruise, and treated really well by local staff. The museum is very small however the locals told great stories of the realationship between the killer whales and whalers.

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