La Perouse Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

La Perouse Museum is located on Kamay Botany Bay National Park’s northern headland. The museum is housed within the historic Cable Station building, once Australia’s only link to the rest of the world. The La Perouse Monument is located nearby.

Almost 2,000 items across several rooms of exhibits document the 1787–1788 expedition of French explorer the Comte de Lapérouse. Items include the complete Atlas of the Voyage of La Perouse.

Lapérouse arrived in Botany Bay a week after the First Fleet. His expedition was last seen in what is now national parkland before mysteriously vanishing.

The fascinating exhibits in La Perouse Museum also tell stories of the local area, including Aboriginal stories.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.


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