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Its always good to learn more about these amazing creatures

A small exhibition on these regular visitors to Victor Harbour. The staff are well informed and... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Tony W
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Sydney
Information on whale sightings

Visited to get information on whale sightings in the area, and ended going through exhibition. Very... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
tutorrobyn
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Good information on whales and the history of whaling in Victor Harbour, mostly aimed at kids. Would recommend for kids.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to make a day of it and visit this museum. It was only $24.50 for a family so figured why not? There was a lot of information, some interactive things for the kids and a 3D documentary, it was all very basic and nothing...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Katrina K
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I don't usually post negative reviews yet the Whale Museum is not worth the effort. To charge $9 a head I found outrageous. Most museums are gold coin donation or free. To charge that outrageous entry fee is just gouging tourist. Once inside there are...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Tim J
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Whilst the entry fee at $9 is not much, there is not really a lot to see. We enjoyed the short video's on the Sea shepherd. Several stall were talking about the aquarium so we were looking for a large display tank, we could only...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank David H
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Plain vanilla artifacts and articles - nothing interactive and nothing special about the $$ you pay to get in. Definitely will not recommend visiting.More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Kinshuk S
SAWCentre, Tourism Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. We had some technical issues with our 3D Theatrette this week but it is up an running again now, If you are still in the area I invite you to come back if you wish to...More

Reviewed 5 October 2016

We really enjoyed our visit here, it was interesting and and also very interactive for adults and children

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank CarolN1110
SAWCentre, Tourism Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

Thank you for your review Carol. Very glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 13 September 2016

The whale centre is a great place for families with children big or small particularly during school holidays when they run special programmes for the children. The topics in the programmes change every holidays. Bookings are essential for these very popular programmes where they learn...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Gloria F
Reviewed 29 August 2016

A small exhibition on these regular visitors to Victor Harbour. The staff are well informed and provided great information on when to see the whales that use the harbour protection to train their calves. Great historical information about the whaling trade of old.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Tony W
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Visited to get information on whale sightings in the area, and ended going through exhibition. Very interesting. Good for kids

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank tutorrobyn
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This place is a small shed, very clean and we'll run, but! it will have your attention for maybe 3 minutes, Even the kids were bored and it's not cheap...a few relics, some pics, a skull here and there and your done! The gift shop,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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SAWCentre, Toursim Support Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Sorry to hear you were disappointed. We are a small museum with a lot of written text about the different types of whales and whaling history. If too much reading is not for you our 3D Theatrette in the basement provides some excellent information about...More

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