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 Menang 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.

For more information call (08) 9841 4844.


At the Western Australian Museum, the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and employees is our priority.

We have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place and we are following Government advice.

More information.


Opening times

Monday 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 10am – 4pm
Thursday 10am – 4pm
Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

ANZAC Day - 1pm – 4pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
Boxing Day Public Holiday - Open
New Year's Day - Closed
Good Friday - Closed

Tuesday Curatorial

Tuesday Curatorial is back in a revised format. See What's On for more information.


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.


Entry is free, donations are welcome.

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 available paths.

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Residency Road,
Western Australia,

Phone number

(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.


Museum Site Map

Site Map for the Museum of the Great Southern

Site Map for the Museum of the Great Southern
Image copyright WA Museum


  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