Albany Residency Museum

This museum is a branch of the Western Australian Museum. It's colonial, modern and recycled buildings have spectacular views. The collection highlights dioramas of natural history, maritime, whaling, social history, exploration and aboriginal interactions. Features include works by leather artisans, a lighthouse and a display from Eclipse Island, the Jardine "Sea and Touch" collection exhibition.

Address: 
Residency Road, Albany, WA
Tel: 
0898414844
Hours: 
Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Shop, meeting rooms, partial wheelchair access, 1920s school room
Collection: 
200 items plus, from the main collection of 4,000 items in Perth.
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Items

Specimen

Wandering Albatros

Description:
Taxidermal specimen of albatros.

Leather sewing machine

Description:
Treadle machine designed to sew leather, wax thread, etc.

Optic

Eclipse Island Optic

Creator:
Chance Bros.
Description:
Glass prism optic floating on mercury, on pedestal.

Figurehead

Figurehead from 'Agnes'

Description:
Australian made figurehead from the ship 'Agnes'.

Clothing

Kangaroo Skin Cloak

Creator:
Local Aboriginal people
Description:
Cloak made by Noogya people.
Date:
circa 1850