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Killer Whale Museum

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Address: Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
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+61 2 6496 2094
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Killer Whales

Well worth a visit, allow at least one hour. Unbelievable tale of co-operation between killer whales & human beings which sustained a local industry.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
craigkross
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, allow at least one hour. Unbelievable tale of co-operation between killer whales & human beings which sustained a local industry.

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Thank craigkross
Windang, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place and full of history and old items to touch. It's not very big but still had a lot of items crammed into it. Lovely stories about "Old Tom" a killer whale and his friends. Great for children to visit both for the history and the education of the area and whaling.

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Thank Gail T
Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum has some very interesting information about whales, interesting artefacts and some boats. It is not a massive museum but gives you an insight into life many years ago.

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Thank Julie W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Taking Ms 15 complete with permanently installed earphones & "everything's boring" attitude to the museum was always going to be a risky affair. As her usual rate of observing museums is 10x faster than mine, I was prepared for the usual "come on, Dad" encouragement. I did catch her reading some of the well written plaques explaining the stories of... More 

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Thank Andrewktm450
Forster, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On the day we visited, the museum was being visited by GG Peter Cosgrove. The museum has some very interesting stories and artefacts on display. Some early ones are behind a glass wall and reflection makes it hard to read the information. The information on all the families was also interesting. Well worth the visit. Entry costs are good.

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Thank Kim H
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't ever miss this museum when you're visiting Eden. It provides a very detailed history of what happened in the 1800's and beyond and the tools and equipment they used to hunt whales during those days. Very informative and interesting place to visit and good ocean view from the windows.

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Thank GlennGoh
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

With 'old Tom' the killer whale which worked with the whalers and his story as the feature attraction, combined with many other local historical exhibits plus a magnificent view of the ocean from the deck this is definitely worth a visit. Take the time to watch the short film of the area and the whaling connection. Only $10 or $9.50... More 

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Thank Lynette M
Roleystone, Australia
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting to read about the early whaling and the story of Old Tom. Has some local war history as well. Nice views of the bay as well.

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Thank Middlo
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The killer whale museum was a very informative and interesting experience. Whilst not cutting edge technology, the displays, informative narrations on each display was engaging and interesting. The video in the theaterette was an excellent presentation about the history of Eden and the whaling industry. Definitely worth a visit to understand an important time in Australian history and the part... More 

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Thank Ross D
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

A lovely little museum but very informative. You can learn about the history of Eden and the town's fishing industry. Entrance fee was very reasonable.

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