Long Term Exhibitions | Albany

Long Term Exhibitions | Albany


Western Australian Museum - Museums - Albany


Throughout the year the Discovery Centre hosts a range of interactive, engaging and hands-on programs that are always changing, and always fun!


Completed in 1850, the original building served as a store and office for the nearby convict-hiring depot. In 1872 when the depot closed, more rooms were added. From 1873 to 1953 it was the centre of the towns social events, when it became home to the local government administrator, known as the Government Resident and later the Resident Magistrate (thus becoming known as The Residency). Both positions bought with them social eminence; hosting balls, weddings, tennis and tea parties.

Between 1953 and 1970 the building had various uses. After renovations, the building re-opened in 1975 as The Albany Residency Museum, the first branch of the WA Museum outside the metropolitan area.

In 1985 the site became known as the Western Australian Museum - Albany.

In 2010, The Residency building underwent further upgrading. It now houses an array of stunning galleries with stories from Minang Noongar Boodja (Country), a place rich in culture, Aboriginal and Wadjella (non-Aboriginal) histories and information about amazing regional biodiversity.


The Torbay School building - an old one room, one teacher school - stands as a tribute to Western Australias pioneer teachers. The building fosters an appreciation and understanding of the history of rural education, and the conditions experienced in early settlement days.

This old school building is also used for school holiday activities, special events and Museum programs. Events are posted in the "whats on" calendar in the website.

Time: 11:00am 4:00pm

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 Museum of the Great Southern | Albany [ view ]
 Residency Road Albany Western Australia 6330 || Map
 Telephone: (08) 9841 4844

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