Top Choice Museum in Albany

Western Australian Museum – Albany

This branch of the state museum is split between two neighbouring buildings. The newer Eclipse building has a kids' discovery section and a lighthouse exhibition. The restored 1850s home of the resident magistrate i…
Top Choice Museum in Albany

National Anzac Centre

Opened for Albany's Anzac centenary commemorations in late 2014, this new museum remembers the men and women who left by convoy from Albany to fight in WWI. Excellent multimedia installations provide realism and dep…
Museum in Esperance

Esperance Museum

Glass cabinets are crammed with quirky collections of sea shells, frog ornaments, tennis rackets and bed pans. Bigger items include boats, a train carriage and the remains of the USA's spacecraft Skylab, which made …
Museum in Albany

Albany Residency Museum

One of the most impressive buildings was turned into the Albany Residency Museum. Built in the 1850s as the home of the resident magistrate, the museum has displays telling seafaring stories, explaining local natura…
Museum in Albany


Next to the Albany Residency Museum is a full-scale replica of the brig Amity, which carried Albany’s founding party to the area from Sydney in 1826.
Historic Building in Albany

Old Farm at Strawberry Hill

National Trust–owned Strawberry Hill is one of the oldest farms in WA, established in 1827 as the town's government farm. The homestead (1836) features antiques and artefacts that belonged to the original owner.
Museum in Albany

Old Gaol

Opposite the Albany Residency Museum, the 1851 Old Gaol was constructed as a hiring depot for ticket-of-leave convicts. Most were in private employment by 1855, so it was closed until 1872, when it reopened as a civ…
Historic Site in Albany

Princess Royal Fortress

As a strategic port, Albany was historically regarded as being vulnerable to attack. Built in 1893 on Mt Adelaide, this fort was initially constructed as a defence against potential attacks from the Russians and Fre…
Museum in Albany

Patrick Taylor Cottage

Believed to be the oldest colonial dwelling in WA, this 1832 wattle-and-daub cottage is packed with antiques, freaky mannequins and displays on its former residents.
Historic Building in Esperance

Museum Village

The museum consists of galleries and cafes occupying various restored heritage buildings; markets are held here every second Sunday morning. Aboriginal-run Kepa Kurl Art Gallery has reasonably priced works by local …