Museum of the Great Southern

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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 indigenous 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.

Opening times

Monday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Tuesday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday 1.00pm – 7.00pm
Thursday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Friday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm

ANZAC Day - 1.00pm – 4:30pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
New Year's Day - Closed
Good Friday - Closed

Extended School Holiday Opening Hours

During January, April, July, October, and December

Monday 10.00am – 4.30pm
Tuesday 10.00am – 4.30pm
Wednesday 12.00pm – 7.00pm
Thursday 10.00am – 4.30pm
Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm
Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm
Sunday 10.00am – 4.30pm


Please be aware that the Museum of the Great Southern does not have cloaking facilities or bag storage areas.  As a consequence, luggage and bags should not be taken into the Museum.


Free Entry. Suggested donation $5

Share Paths

The Museum is central located in Albany and easily accessible by walkers and cyclists using Albany’s extensive network of Share Paths. The Albany TravelSmart Map which shows all the paths is available from

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Residency Road,
Western Australia,

Phone number

(08) 9841 4844

Western Australian Museum - Albany Map

By Bus
The Museum of the Great Southern is located within walking distance of the town centre, which is serviced by the several bus services, visit the PTA website for timetables.

By Car
Parking is available in onsite.


Museum Site Map

Site Map for the Museum of the Great Southern

Site Map for the Museum of the Great Southern
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  1. Eclipse Building
  2. Residency Building
  3. Bush Tucker, Frog and Lizard Gardens
  4. Old One Teacher School
  5. Cooperative Building
  6. Museum Shop
  7. Welcome Walls Albany
  8. The Old Police Cottage