Albany's Historic Whaling Station, Frenchman Bay

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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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  • It's a must to visit ! Watch all 3 movies and entire the old whale hunting boat. Your free to go anywhere through the entire old factory works! Easy 2 hours and stay for lunch has its own restaurant w...  more »
  • To know the future is to get to know the past of Albany life style. David takes you back in time and paints you a beautiful picture of the Albany whaling station. His knowledge is like he lived in the...  more »
  • I can't imagine what it must have been like to have worked here. The stench and sheer brutality of killing whales and thank goodness the world (largely) has come to it senses and bannedthe slaughter o...  more »
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  • I had a wonderful experience visiting this place to see the history of Whaling in Albany western Australia. Lots of visitors and locals visit this place for whale watching of the coast... The museum is an outdoor building tour guide to look at pictures of the past, equipment and whale skeletons of different types and sizes.
  • Did a lovely tour with a great guide, then you're on your own to explore. Bit too pricey though. Had lunch at the cafe there, great food and reasonable prices, keep it up girls!
  • SEE 1ST PHOTO FOR PRICES JAN 2017. Full ticket: Whaling station & wildlife park covered. Reduced ticket price on school hols for wildlife park only. What a great job they've done updating the experience of this location, tours hourly 9-4pm and hear the life of the whalers, see the museum, 3d movie theatre, board ex vessel Cheynes IV and then enjoy the lovely native zoo. Placid kangaroos to pat, a wombat couple, numbats and the flying foxes are especially delightful. I highly recommend buying a ticket covering the whaling station and park, a great day for all ages.
  • Good food, friendly staff and a stunning view over the sea. This place is a must when in Albany. Also go aboard the whaling ship!
  • Wow very expensive considering its importance to Albany's history, they are really cashing in on the tourist $ here. Exhibition is great but the price is rather high.