Eclipse building

Long Term Exhibition | Updated 4 years ago

A lighthouse light and some other smaller exhibition artefacts
Eclipse Building
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The Eclipse Building is the main focus of the Western Australian Museum - Albany, where long-term collections, such as the Lighthouse Exhibition, Fishing Collection and the exhibitions about the local area's history are displayed.

The showpiece of the Eclipse Building is the Eclipse Island Optic, consisting of three glass lenses, each three metres high. The optic rotates silently on its bed of mercury and lights up the building.

The marine discovery centre is located at the Eclipse building, which is all about hands-on interactive learning. During school holidays, a variety of activities are conducted in this space for kids to learn about the world of aquatic zoology.

All temporary and traveling exhibitions are also held in this space.