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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
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We enjoyed this museum but couldn't help thinking that if it hadn't been for the whaling industry, there would not have been a lot to look at. Aimed more at children but still very interesting.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

all sorts of activities for the kids and enough history and science to interest me too. Worth a visit for some hands on education.

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

At $9 for adults and $4.50 for kids, this is quite disappointing. Very dated and run down, has nothing of any real impact and without a focused effort you'll be lucky to be able to pick out anything of interest.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This was an okay place to visit. In a central location in Victor Harbour. This museum had a focus on whaling and it's history, it also had a part about conservation. The part about the Sea Shepherd was very interesting and good.

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We particularly enjoyed the balanced perspective of this centre in focusing on whale sightings today rather than the butchering of yesteryear. Whilst that is still covered it is not like the obsessive focus at Albany for instance. Great to see a Sea Shepherd display being includes...well done to all involved. And if you want to see lots of whales head... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The centre has great information about whales but find that it lacks something to draw the attention of children and adults. It may be boring for some.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This is really only aimed towards kids it's not very interesting for adults and it's fairly expensive to get in. In hindsight I wish I had of given it a miss !

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