Whyalla Maritime Museum

Whyalla Maritime Museum, Whyalla, South Australia. Northern shores of Spencer Gulf. The museum presents the story of four World War Two corvettes built in the city, BHP shipbuilding, early maritime heritage and natural history of the northern Spencer Gulf. The museum has two vessels, 1941 HMAS Whyalla and 1950 commercial fishing boat Valkyrie on display. It is surrounded by a native Australian plants garden.


Maritime and naval history, WWII memorabilia, industrial history and marine biology. Around 2,000 objects. 650 tonne WWII warship, 13 tonne fishing vessel, AA Bofor gun and shark cage.1941 HMAS Whyalla is the first ship built in the Whyalla shipyards, also the first modern warship ever built in South Australia and today the largest land locked ship on display in Australia.