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…
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.
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