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Galleries in Albany Coast Region


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Albany's Historic Whaling Station

Experience the best day out on the amazing South Coast! History comes alive when you join a tour at Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Enjoy our Australian Wildlife Park & Regional Wildflower Garden.

  • Museums:Local History,Maritime
  • Open Days/times:9AM - 5PM

Details

  • Facilities:Cafe
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

Visit the only complete whaling station tourism attraction in the world!

Albany’s Historic Whaling Station was the last operating station in Australia and provides a fascinating insight into Albany’s colourful past.  Recognised as a heritage site, the whaling station is an engaging and educational tourism attraction for all ages to enjoy.

Join our knowledgeable tour guides on a complimentary tour through the restored whale processing factory. Find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the whaling industry.  Enjoy short films within the converted whale oil tanks.  Climb aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whalechaser ship; see our giant blue whale skeleton; enjoy our world-renowned marine animal art collection and view our precious scrimshaw art.  Visit our museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artefacts and memorabilia or relax in our café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays. 

Our unique, biodiverse location is also home to over a 100,000 species of native plants which are now displayed in our Regional Wildflower Garden.  Families can enjoy free BBQ’s in the gardens and learn about our friendly collection of native animals at our Australian Wildlife Park.  Join us for a memorable day on The Amazing South Coast.

Blush Retail Gallery

Albany's contemporary new art gallery - fresh, original, and right in the heart of the city.

  • Open Days/times:Tues to Sat from 10am - 3pm and some Sundays - also by appointment.
  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Photography,Mixed Media,Print Making,Art Gallery
  • Historical Sites:Buildings

Details

  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Blush Retail Gallery is a visual arts gallery, featuring a stunning array of ever changing artwork collections. Located in one of Albany's premier heritage buildings, York House, this contemporary showrroom provides a perfect backdrop for some unique artworks.

Hosting new collections every six weeks from local and visiting artists, it is easily found on the main street of Albany. The gallery strives to offer original and visionary works, and you may discover the perfect piece for your home or office.

Designer Dirt

Designer Dirt stock a wide variety of gifts, gardenware and locally created artwork. We specialise in garden art. Commission pieces are available on request. Designer Dirt is worth finding ... !!

  • Galleries:Artisan Workshop,Ceramics,Furniture,Sculpture,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday - Sunday 9am - 4pm

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Hidden away in Ardess Estate, off Chester Pass Road in Albany, Western Australia, Designer Dirt is overflowing with quality gifts and home and garden wares and an amazing array of outdoor art and garden screens.  We specialise in garden art, particularly scrap metal sculptures and love to create custom pieces just for you

Museum of the Great Southern

The Museum of the Great Southern provides exhibitions, public programs, educational programs and information on the unique natural and social history of the region.

  • Museums:Aboriginal,Local History,Natural History,State Museums
  • Open Days/times:10AM - 4PM

Details

  • Facilities:Free,Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Refurbished in July 2010, the refitted the Museum of the Great Southern overlooks picturesque Princess Royal Harbour, on the site of first European settlement in Western Australia.

The Museum of the Great Southern provides exhibitions, public programs, educational programs and information on the unique natural and social history of the region.

The Museum shares the stories of the indigenous Noongar people and the influence of Mokare, a young Noongar warrior, as well as the stories of the early settlers and convicts, and also explores the region's unique natural landscape, flora and fauna.

National Anzac Centre

The National Anzac Centre is an award-winning facility that creates a deeply personal connection with the past, as well as pay tribute to those who served.

  • Museums:Military

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Opened on the 1st of November 2014 by the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand, the interpretive content that forms part of the interactive experience was developed by the Western Australian Museum and the Australian War Memorial and is delivered via a series of interactive visual and audible displays. The experience delivered at the NAC is known for commemorating the war through the stories of the Anzacs as opposed to telling its own story via pro-war or anti-war sentiments.

The symbolic location of the centre, selected for its strong sense of place as it looks out across King George Sound, forms an important part of the interpretation. The dramatic architecture, featuring spectacular vistas of the Sound, purposefully enhances the narrative and creates a contemplative space. The building design lends itself to a telescopic view overlooking the location from where the convoys gathered and then left.

Old Farm Strawberry Hill

The Old Farm, Strawberry Hill was considered old more than 100 years ago. As far back as 1890 it was given the name ‘The Old Farm’, in recognition of being the oldest farm in Western Australia.

  • Historical Sites:Farmhouses
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 10AM - 4PM, Sat 7 Sun 1PM - 4PM

Details

  • Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday

Description

A Government Farm was established at Strawberry Hill in 1827 as part of the first European settlement at King George Sound. In 1833, Sir Richard Spencer was appointed Government Resident at Albany. He purchased the Government Farm and resided there with his wife Ann, seven sons and three daughters. They lived in a pise cottage until, in 1836, the current two-storey stone house was built adjoining the older home. Even “old” farms change with the seasons. Come and see what is growing.
By 1836 the well established gardens were producing blood oranges, grapes, raspberries, gooseberries, asparagus, figs and almonds. The new house was the centre of the district’s social life.
After a period of neglect it was purchased in 1889 by Francis and Augusta Maude Bird who restored the house and farmed the land. In 1956 the property was purchased by the Government as an historic monument but fell into another cycle of neglect. Transferred to the National Trust in 1964, the property is being conserved to appropriately reflect its significance.

Patrick Taylor Cottage

The cottage is the pride and joy of the Albany Historical Society and a must-see attraction. This eleven room wattle and daub home is the oldest surviving dwelling in Western Australia.

  • Historical Sites:Buildings

Details

  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Built in 1832 by the Morley Brothers and purchased by Patrick Taylor in 1835, the cottage consists of an entry, box room, parlour, nursery, bedroom, dining room, family room, sewing room, kitchen, laundry and side verandah. Many beautiful artefacts, covering several eras, are displayed in the various rooms. The cottage is surrounded by a neat English cottage garden.

Princess Royal Fortress

The award winning National Anzac Centre is one of Australia’s most important cultural pilgrimages. Located within Albany’s heritage listed Princess Royal Fortress, overlooking the harbour.

  • Museums:Local History,Military
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 9AM - 5PM

Details

  • Facilities:Free
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Princess Royal Fortress is located on Mt Adelaide overlooking King George Sound in Albany. The fortress was established in 1893 to protect Albany and its harbour from the threat of invasion, acting as a deterrent until being decommissioned in 1956. Today the museum consists of restored original buildings, coastal gun emplacements and military displays and is open to the public from 9am to 5pm every day of the year, other than Christmas Day. Enjoy a family day out, learn more about Australia’s coastal defences and get up close and personal with the big guns.

 

The award winning National Anzac Centre is one of Australia’s most important cultural pilgrimages.

Located within Albany’s heritage listed Princess Royal Fortress, and surrounded by stunning biodiversity, the centre overlooks the actual harbour from which over 41,000 men and woman departed Australia for the Great War.

Immerse yourself in the Anzac Legend and follow the personal stories of the men and women who served through state of the art technology, multimedia and historic artefacts. Follow the personal stories of the service men and women who served in the First World War, and leave with a sense of pride, and reflection on their sacrifices. The National Anzac Centre is open to the public from 9am to 5pm with last entry at 4pm, every day of the year, other than Christmas Day.

 

The Antarctica Experience

After sell-out sessions across Australia, The Antarctica Experience is coming to Albany!

  • Represented Artists:Charles Millen/Australian Antarctic Division
  • Galleries:Public Art Gallery
  • Museums:State Museums
  • Open Days/times:Dec 14 – Feb 9. Daily sessions at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Details

  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

Description

This is your chance to experience a day in the life of Antarctic scientists as they research this mysterious continent.
You will see first-hand the work that goes into understanding climate change, managing ecosystems, researching sustainability and conserving wildlife.
Along the way you will:

 

  • Explore Antarctica from a helicopter cockpit
  • Visit the resident penguin colony
  • Meet the researchers at Davis Station
  • See the spectacular Southern Lights

With 360-degree camera control and stunning 4K footage, this is Antarctica as you’ve never seen it before.
 

Torbay Glass Studio

Specialising in feature glass panels, stained and etched glass.

  • Galleries:Glass,Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

All our glass artwork is designed and created in our studio workshop, located above the gallery. We encourage our customers to visit the studio to see examples of the different glass-working techniques. If they desire, they are welcome to consult on, or design their own glass works to give that really personal touch to their home.

The process can as simple as acquiring ideas from our portfolios or books and modifying them to create your own design. Once the the concept and colour scheme is organized the piece is halfway to being made. For hot glass it is even possible to arrange the coloured glass yourself to get just the look that you desire - then we will work the glass for you. We are also happy for clients who want pieces made by other techniques to discuss their design ideas with us.

The perfect place to find a unique gift, our gallery displays a showcase of kiln formed glass art pieces. The designs and concepts used in our collections are our own, and each peice is hand-crafted, so every item is unique. We enjoy pushing the boundaries to see how far it is possible to stretch glass into different shapes. We continue to experiment to see how glass performs when melted, and to extend our abilities, resulting in a wide range of artefacts. These include bowls, platters, lamps, jewellery and other sculptural pieces.

It is also possible for you to design and commission art works incorporating your own ideas and desires - talk to us when you visit. The gallery is set up for lampworking, so when you visit it may be possible to watch while we work with the flame to make beads or small sculptures. Repairs and restoration. Open by appointment.

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