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South Australia Whale Centre

2 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
08 8551 0750
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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Darwin, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We took two very boisterous 6 year old boys here and they had a great time! Their favorite was fossicking for bones! Great displays and lots to play with, read and learn!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

lots of hands on experiences for the kids good value for its money, it does have 3 levels so if you cannot go up stairs you will miss out on a lot, the staff are friendly and helpful

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Cheap entry, and a good history of the area. Especially great if you have kids, lots of areas especially for kids and plenty of pick up and touch and feel exhibits.

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I enjoyed the short visit and delving into the whaling history of Victor Harbour. Probably more suited to people with children but I still found it interesting.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Friendly staff but what a waste of money. We were in there for 10 minutes maximum and that included a toilet break. Really disappointed.

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I've been back a few times this year, once with friends and a couple with the kids and it just keeps improving! Really cool that its changing so often. And the 3 floors of displays were interesting even without the kids. I was there last week and they had this cool photographic competition running called Prints of Whales - nice... More 

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a well presented old railway shed with history attached. Staff very helpful and friendly. Good exhibit although could be in a bigger building as quite cramped. Disabled unable to go up stairs or down stairs as no lift or such - disappointing. well worth a visit for children and adults.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Located in an old railway shed, the museum has displays over 3 levels. The ground floor has items about whaling in the area, plus a 10 minute re-enactment of whaling in the area. The upper floor has an interpretive centre for children. Downstairs there is a theatre about whaling & preservation. They have a board with recent whale sightings in... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

From an educational point of view, to learn the history of whaling and more about whales, this is an excellent place. But I would never go again as I found it far too disturbing. I left feeling upset at the way man treated these beautiful animals.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a very well presented exhibit, 3 floors to investigate and explore, hands on things for the kids, staff very interested in the subjects and they all ran outside at the sighting of a whale in the bay, could be seen from outside the building and it enthused all who were there, returned to a smiling group of staff... More 

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