Whyalla Maritime Museum

Whyalla Maritime Museum

The Whyalla Maritime Museum consists of the former HMAS Whyalla, museum building and garden. The museum presents the usual history of the four World War Two corvettes built in Whyalla, BHP shipbuilding industry, natural history and maritime heritage of the upper Spencer Gulf.

Address: 
Lincoln Highway, Whyalla, SA
Tel: 
0886458900
Hours: 
10am-4pm daily
Admission: 
Adults $6050, children $3.30, concession $5.50, family $16.50
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access to museum building and gardens, souvenirs, tourist information at entrance, free BBQ, guided tours over the centrepiece
Collection: 
Maritime and naval history, WWII memorabilia, industrial history and marine biology. Around 2,000 objects. 650 tonne WWII warship, 13 tonne fishing vessel, AA Bofor gun and shark cage.
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Items

Ship

The Whyalla

Creator:
Whyalla Shipyard
Description:
Bathurst class minesweeper corvette ship, 650 tonne restored former warship, land-locked, 2m off the ground.
Date:
1941

Model

Santos Fractionation Plant and Jetty Head, Port Bonython

Description:
Engineer's scale model, 14 metre long model of plant, constructed in USA in early 1970s for Santos.
Date:
Early 1970

Journals

Matthew Flinders Journals

Creator:
Matthew Flinders
Description:
First edition copies of the journals in temperature controlled cases.