La Perouse Museum

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.

Nearby events

  1. Make a message in a bauble

    Tuesday 18 December 2018 to Thursday 27 May 2021 , Moore Park

    Make a unique and heartfelt gift or piece of home decor (yours to keep), with a popular Etsy designer. All materials included, so all you need to bring is yourself!…

    18 Dec - 27 May
  2. Mov'in Bed: Sydney's Outdoor Bed Cinema

    Tuesday 18 December 2018 to Sunday 17 February 2019 , Moore Park

    Open Air Bed Cinema at the Entertainment Quarter Sydney. With a spectacular 150 beds under the stars, Mov’in Bed is the biggest outdoor bed cinema in the world and surely the most comfortable one too. Blanket, pillows, glow side table. …

    18 Dec - 17 Feb
  3. Santa's Workshop (Weekdays)

    Tuesday 18 December 2018 to Friday 21 December 2018 , Moore Park

    Still have to do your Christmas shopping? Let your children join them in Santa’s workshop for a day of creative present making. They will have stations where the little elves can make beautiful Christmas presents for your family. Children…

    18 Dec - 21 Dec