You MIGHT love Maritime History

Treasures, artefacts and memorabilia of the ship building era of Whyalla including a wartime corvette the former HMAS Whyalla to tour.

The Whyalla Maritime Museum is home to the first ship to be built in the Whyalla Shipyards in 1941 which now stands high and dry, 2km from the sea and 2m off the ground and yes you can climb board to explore and learn about life on the sea on a guided tour. 

The Whyalla Maritime Museum galleries reflect Whyalla’s shipbuilding era documenting the story of the four wartime corvettes built in Whyalla. 

Open daily: 10am – 4pm, the Whyalla Maritime Museum is only closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. Admission includes a tour of the WWII Bathurst Class Corvette, HMAS Whyalla, with guided ship tours daily at 10.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm.



HMAS Whyalla at the Whyalla Maritime Museum

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Whyalla Visitor Centre, Lincoln Highway
Open: 7 days Mon–Fri 9am–4pm. 
Weekends and public holidays 10am–4pm. 
Closed: Good Friday and Christmas Day 
Phone: (08) 8645 7900 Email:

TOLL FREE: 1800 088 589

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