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“Interesting museum showing the history and changes in Whaling”

Killer Whale Museum
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Eden
Certificate of Excellence
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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 lots of photo's and memorabilia charting the whaling industry and its decline. It was only $10 entry fee so well worth a visit.

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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 a little coffee shop so you can take a break while soaking up all the great historic material??

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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
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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 amazing, as is his story.

Thank Robin P
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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 their Tales in front of the lookouts then cooperated with whalers to gain the a share of the catch. It is good to see whaling ceased in Australia and this museum is a great historical resource of this past industry.

Thank mac442
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