Eden Killer Whale Museum

"Killer whale squeleton" by Fanny Schertzer - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Killer_whale_squeleton.jpg#/media/File:Killer_whale_squeleton.jpg

The Eden Killer Whale Museum has been in operation for over 80 years and is a fantastic attraction in Eden. On the back of the Eden Whale Watching Festival, it’s a great time to discover the history of Whaling in Eden and how it shaped the community.

Situated overlooking the Pacific Ocean where whales may be seen from various vantage points as they migrate.

You’ll find fascinating exhibitions about the whaling operations of Twofold Bay during the 1800s and early 1900s which includes a full skeleton of ‘Tom’ the Killer Whale, a legendary Orca with a storied history.

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He is said to have led a pod of killer whales as they hunted for baleen whales on their southward migration each year and became a known personality amongst the whalers and townsfolk of that time.

You’ll also find a great exhibition about the involvement of local indigenous Australians in shore-based whaling.

Marvel at the full-scale model of the whale boat used in whale chases out of Twofold Bay.

There’s plenty more to discover about the Eden Killer Whale Museum as well with its history of local fishing and timber industries and how these shaped the community of Eden.

Visit their website for more information.

Primary Image details: “Killer whale squeleton” by Fanny Schertzer – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Killer_whale_squeleton.jpg#/media/File:Killer_whale_squeleton.jpg

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