Whyalla Maritime Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Whyalla Maritime Museum specialises in naval, BHP shipbuilding, maritime and natural history of the upper Spencer Gulf. Its prime exhibit, HMAS Whyalla, the first modern warship built in 1941 in South Australia stands on dry land, two kilometres from the sea.

The collection documents the areas diverse marine habitats including sharks, stingrays, seahorses, sea dragons, blue ring octopuses and more. Plus the 1814 edition of Matthew Flinders journals and collections of items recovered from shipwrecks. Singing to the Sharks exhibition documents the indigenous Aboriginal people of the area and their connection with the sea.

Admission includes guided tour of HMAS Whyalla at 11.30am and 1.30pm daily.

Entrance is via the Visitor Centre.

Group tours are available by arrangement.


Aboriginal Culture Barbeque Carpark Coach Parking Family Free Wifi History & Heritage Museums Australia Museums Australia Picnic Area Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation Wheelchair access


From AU$12.00

Group Bookings available
Bookings Essential 08 8645 7900

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