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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. To visit Albany's Historic Whaling Station and get the most from your holiday in Albany, create itinerary details personal to you using our Albany tour builder website.
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  • Lots of information about the history of whaling. Very informative. Great cafe on site with the best views over King George Sound. Can highly recommend the crumbed squid as the best we have ever had 
    Lots of information about the history of whaling. Very informative. Great cafe on site with the best views over King George Sound. Can highly recommend the crumbed squid as the best we have ever had  more »
  • This place is a brilliant reminder of what we should now still not be doing with wildlife on our Planet. Its a great tour, on your own at present, due to Covid, but heaps to read and see. Takes at... 
    This place is a brilliant reminder of what we should now still not be doing with wildlife on our Planet. Its a great tour, on your own at present, due to Covid, but heaps to read and see. Takes at...  more »
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  • Lovely and informative staff. At first I was surprised at the cost of entry. However after walking through and taking everything in, I was more than happy with the experience. There’s so much preserved history on site. The photos, equipment, bones, specimens and video footage is impressive, and to top it all off I thoroughly enjoyed the wildlife and gardens at the end. The animals are precious and look happy. I will happily return again.
  • Perhaps a little overpriced but definitely worth the visit. Historical significance

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