Eden Killer Whale Museum
Originally built to house the skeleton of an orca known as Old Tom while spotlighting the plight of killer whales in these waters, this museum has grown into a shrine to Eden’s marine life and maritime history.
The space is home to some 10,000 artefacts that shed light on the Sapphire Coast’s long-time whaling industry, revealing fascinating facts via exhibitions and films, and taking you on a deep dive into the region’s heritage.
While Eden’s orca population sadly no longer exists, the resident pods once numbered up to 50. Many locals knew the whales by name: in addition to Old Tom, Eden’s waters were once home to Stranger, Hooky, Big Ben and Little Jack, among many others.
Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have lifts with enough space for people using a mobility aid to enter and turn around to use the lift buttons. Buttons are at accessible height.
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Provide assistance with booking arrangements (includes providing clear itineraries with written instructions on what to do at various destinations)
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth
Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting