Old Harbour Museum


A visit to the Old Harbour Museum give some insight into the history of the fishing and whaling industry, and talks by local experts about the shoreline and the inter-tidal zone are held on request.

The Old Harbour was first declared a museum in 1972 and old equipment such as fishing boats and fish drying stands were restored to form part of the outdoor museum. The telescope next to the war memorial cannons above the Old Harbour was donated to the town by the Rotary Club and a few coins can buy time to watch the whales frolicking in the middle of the bay. Many guided tours and walks start from this spot.

Map of Old Harbour Museum