Museum of the Great Southern

The Eclipse Building is a key attraction at the Museum of the Great Southern where long-term collections, such as the Lighthouse Exhibition, Fishing Collection the Fish Wall 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 Discovery Centre is located on the bottom floor of the Eclipse Building, which is all about hands-on interactive learning. Throughout the year the Discovery Centre hosts a range of interactive, engaging and hands-on programs that are always changing, and always fun!

Temporary exhibitions are held on the mezzanine level.

Caption: Eclipse Building

Credit: WA Museum

Getting Here


Residency Road,
Western Australia,

(08) 9841 4844


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.