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Killer Whale Museum

Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
+61 2 6496 2094
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Amazing history

We didn't have enough time to look at the entire downstairs area, but we haven't stopped telling... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Wollongong, Australia
Interesting museum showing the history and changes in Whaling

The central story is about whaling in the late 1800's/early 1900's and focussed on the Orca killer... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
+61 2 6496 2094
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We didn't have enough time to look at the entire downstairs area, but we haven't stopped telling people about what we did see and learn upstairs. Some incredible stories; great to learn about things that one had no idea about. I thought that a museum...More

Thank JGS_0456
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The central story is about whaling in the late 1800's/early 1900's and focussed on the Orca killer whales that worked in partnership with the whalers and there is the skeleton of 'Old Tom' one of the killer whales. A fascinating story and museum that has...More

Thank moliere19
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I stumbled on this museum three years ago and loved it's whole theme and wonderful location. And I liked it even more the the second time!! The unique and very interesting central story is beautifully told in exhibits, old photographs and film. It only needs...More

Thank SilverbackRat
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I'm a lover of Australian History, and throughly enjoyed my visit to this museum. Dragged the poor boyfriend along with me, but even he found aspects to enjoy. For the low price of entry, wuld recommend.

Thank Hayley M
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Reasonable entry fee and clean toilets and pleasant shop. The museum is rather interesting with great whaling stories and shipwreck tales. Including learning that Mary McKillop's mother perished in a shipwreck off Eden in the 19th century. The skeleton of the famous Old Tom is...More

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Staff very friendly and exhibits very good. Great historical overview of the very unique symbiotic relationship experienced between the killer whales and the whalers during the 1800 and early 1900s. The killer whales herded other whales into Two Fold Bay alerting the Whalers by Slapping...More

Thank mac442
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is really worth stopping at and taking a look. An interesting place full of information about the whaling days and the kids enjoyed it too. There is a skeleton of one of the largest whales from the area.

Thank CarrieMelb
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The whaling story was tastefully presented and linked to the indigenous people. Nice little museum to pass an hour or so

Thank Lucyleak
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Interesting exhibits and information about Eden's whaling history. You only need an hour or so to look around. Our visit was followed by a tour around Twofold Bay which added to our involvement in the historical information.

Thank Maree234
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Great visit and place to take the kids. A film based on the history of whaling in the Eden area and how this influenced the lifestyle of settlers in the area.

Thank mcm72
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4 November 2015|
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Response from Robert S | Property representative |
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