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Killer Whale Museum

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Address: Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
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09:00 - 16:00
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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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynette M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Roleystone, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Eden, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit you can speed many hours there old tom the killer whale bones are there to see

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Thank channe12016
Grafton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The relationship between the killer whales and the local Katungal people over thousands of years which featured the Orca's isolating whales and guiding the aboriginal fishers to them is one of the more fascinating stories of aboriginal settlement in Australia. It is one of the stories that dispels the myth that aboriginal communities were nomadic and never sedentary. This story... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in to see what they had as artifacts, and were very happily surprised. There is, of course, the skeleton of "Old Tom," who was an orca who assisted the whalers in trapping the other large whales. Incredible what these animals are capable of. There are paraphernalia, whaling boats, etc., all beautifully arranged on two floors. Don't miss the... More 

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Thank William P
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see. The incredible tales of how whaling was done and the enormous size of the whales.Very interesting. Leave yourself a good hour if this stuff interest you.

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Thank Dianne F
Strzelecki, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth going to. Very informative and interesting, Could spend quite a lot of time there, reading all the information.

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Thank StrzDeb
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not much to do in Eden itself,so we visited this Museum.Good value for your money and very interesting on the local history,worth a visit.

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