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Killer Whale Museum

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History of Whaling - and a lot more

Whaling was once a big industry on the coast of NSW, including places such as Byron Bay. From close... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AfricaEddie
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Sydney, Australia
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Whale of a time

Tells the story of Old Tom and with his skeleton on display shows how big they can be. Make sure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MAXINE B
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Gisborne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whaling was once a big industry on the coast of NSW, including places such as Byron Bay. From close to extinction whales are now celebrated and provide tourism to these locations including Eden. The history of whaling here includes the story of killer whales including...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AfricaEddie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tells the story of Old Tom and with his skeleton on display shows how big they can be. Make sure you watch the video presentation too. All staff are helpful and a lovely gift shop too. Suits all ages.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MAXINE B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is an important destination in Eden. Enthusiastic volunteers tell the story of the history of the area and the collection is fascinating. Definitely a "must see" for visitors to the this beautiful area!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MLD247
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The story of the Killers of Eden and Old Tom is fascinating. This purpose built museum (in 1938 to house the skeleton of Old Tom) covers much more than just whaling. It gives you a sense of all of Edens history. We loved it...again

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DiannaC308
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A relatively large museum focusing on the Whaling industry which was centered in Eden. The highlight was the story of how Killer Whales combined with the "Whalers" to trap and kill other whales. Lots of stories with Photos and a selection of the boats involved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 68warreng
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Normally I am not much of a museum person, but I was thoroughly involved here. Learning about the history of whaling in Eden and the people that it uncovered. Very enlightening

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeteBarb2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great museum to learn about the whales of the area and past history. Views are magnificent and we were lucky enough to see whales breaching in the ocean from the viewing area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kerri255100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since we come from Vancouver Island we have a connection with Orcas. We found the museum gave a great story of the Orcas and their relationship first with the indigenous Peoples then the Europeans. Lots of interesting artifacts of the whaling life and some logging...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Smoltman
Julie W, Admin/Retail Assistant at Killer Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Smoltman for your great review and we're pleased that you found our museum very informative with lots of interesting artifacts as well a nice gift shop. Thanks again and kind regards,

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

An associate of mine suggested a visit to the whale museum. It was small but had a lot of very interesting exhibits. The lady at the front desk was pleasant and she told me about the Mary McKillop hall which was about a 10 minute...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 314garryr
Julie W, Admin/Retail Assistant at Killer Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Garry for your review and thanks for letting others know that a visit to our Museum, a must if in town. Kind regards,

Reviewed 3 November 2018

This is a small museum but with lot of interesting facts about Killer Whales. We were amazed to see how Killer whales cooperated with whale hunters! There is also a small gift shop with a good collection of souvenirs. Well worth a visit if you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MalWSyd
Julie W, Admin/Retail Assistant at Killer Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

MalWSyd, thank you so much for your great review and that you found your visit very interesting. Thanks for recommending a visit to others who are in town. Kind regards,

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Sue H
16 October 2017|
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Morning Sue, Thanks for the query. Adults $10, Seniors $9.50, Children 5-15 $2.50, Children Under 5 are free. Regards, Eden Killer Whale Museum
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K8709FKjohnw
4 November 2015|
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The museum is a short walk from the wharf but it is all uphill and a bit steep. There are usually shuttle buses operating between the wharf and town when the cruise ships are in port so you may find it easier to get on... More
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