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La Perouse Museum

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Overview

Housed in a heritage building at La Perouse in Sydney's south, the La Perouse Museum documents the expedition of French explorer the Comte de Laperouse.

Type
Visitor centres
Where
La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Accessibility
Hard
Opening times

La Perouse Museum is open:

  • 10am-4pm on Sundays only
  • Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day

La Perouse Museum is located on Kamay Botany Bay National Park’s northern headland. The museum is housed within the historic Cable Station building, once Australia’s only link to the rest of the world. The La Perouse Monument is located nearby.

Almost 2,000 items across several rooms of exhibits document the 1787–1788 expedition of French explorer the Comte de Lapérouse. Items include the complete Atlas of the Voyage of La Perouse.

Lapérouse arrived in Botany Bay a week after the First Fleet. His expedition was last seen in what is now national parkland before mysteriously vanishing.

The fascinating exhibits in La Perouse Museum also tell stories of the local area, including Aboriginal stories.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Operated by

  • La Perouse Museum
  • Sundays only 10am-4pm. (closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
  • (02) 9311 3379
  • Kamay Botany Bay National Park (North), Cable Station, Anzac Parade, La Perouse NSW

Park info

  • in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • 7am–8.30pm November to March. 7am–7.30pm April to October

    Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • You'll need to pay to visit La Perouse Museum or to tour Bare Island.
    Buy an annual pass.
    • La Perouse Museum
      (02) 9311 3379
      Contact hours: Sundays only 10am-4pm. (closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
    • Kamay Botany Bay National Park (North), Cable Station, Anzac Parade, La Perouse NSW
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View to Bare Island, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: Andy Richards