Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, located in Albany, Western Australia, is a museum that documents the history of whaling in the region. The whaling station was established in 1952 and was in operation until 1978. During this time, it was one of the largest whaling stations in the world, processing over 14,000 whales.
Today, the site has been transformed into a museum that offers visitors an insight into the history of the whaling industry and its impact on the local environment. The museum includes a range of exhibits, displays, and artifacts that detail the processes involved in whale hunting and the impact it had on whale populations.
Visitors can explore the old whale processing factory, see the giant whale oil tanks, and learn about the lives of the whalers who worked at the station. The museum also features a collection of whaling boats, including a fully restored Cheynes IV, the last whaling ship to operate from the station.
In addition to its historical exhibits, the museum also has a range of modern facilities, including a cafe, gift shop, and a range of interactive displays that allow visitors to learn more about the marine life that inhabits the waters off the coast of Albany. The museum is a popular tourist destination and is recognized as one of Western Australia’s premier attractions.