EDEN KILLER WHALE MUSEUM

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Telling local stories for over 80 years, The Eden Killer Whale Museum is home to one of the only orca skeletons in the world of Old Tom, Eden’s famous killer whale.

Old Tom the Killer Whale, was the leader of the killer whales who famously hunted baleen whales alongside the Davidson family in the 1800s. 

 

Up to 36 killer whales, many known by name, worked alongside local whalers.  Before settlement, the orcas reportedly had special relationships with the local Yuin people,  and through this connection it's said they bonded with the whalers, whose crews often included Yuin men.

 

The museum has impressive views over the bay and includes a whale watching platform and bookshop. Showcasing maritime and timber industry local history, the museum also features regular travelling exhibitions.

Have a scout for whales during the season from the sunny deck overlooking Twofold Bay - a loud siren will be heard to notify the town there is a whale to be seen from shore. The museum shop also houses a great collection of local and regional literature and gifts.

A fascinating stop for all ages, celebrating the incredibly rich history of the region, this is an essential Sapphire Coast experience.

Want to know more or have a question?  Give the friendly team at Merimbula Tourism a call on our freecall number

1800 150 457

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