Discovery Bay (Whale World)

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Albany was home to the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company, Australia’s last whaling station, which ceased business as recently as 1978. The old whaling station has now been turned into the country’s largest whaling museum. Discovery Bay (formerly known as Whale World) features exhibits about whaling, displays of enormous whale skeletons and theatres converted from three whale oil storage tanks. There are two guided tours a day that show you things that aren’t on display in the museum.

Our address

Whaling Station Road, Frenchman Bay WA
Telephone (08) 9844 4021
Admission $29
    Open 9am–5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

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  • Christopher, 21 Apr 2017

    Very informative especially about modern whaling (vs Moby Dick). Also nice to see a balanced view that also accounts for the work and livelihoods of the whalers. Beware bad puns.

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  • Roy, 14 Feb 2016

    Want to know more about Albany ? Then u shld come here ! Its the world first 3D Whale movie playing here =)

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  • Jarrod, 05 Aug 2013

    Prepare yourself for a place with a lot of history. We found it interesting comparing the necessary way of life with Japanese whaling today.

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  • Cheryl, 10 Jul 2013

    Awesome! Was great to learn some interesting facts about whaling in WA and Albany.

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  • Andreas, 24 Jun 2011

    Definitely recommend the $27 guided tour

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