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. Movie Mondays

    Monday 12 February 2018 to Monday 25 June 2018 , Randwick

    Movie Mondays presents a selection of all your favourite films every Monday night! Entry is free and doors open at 5pm but don’t forget to book your Date Night Package. Think bean-bags, guaranteed front row seats, burgers, cocktails and a…

    12 Feb - 25 Jun
  2. Learn Pottery and Make Your Own Bowls

    Tuesday 26 June 2018 to Friday 22 April 2022 , Double Bay

    Give pottery a go in this fun workshop. You'll learn to make your own bowls (which you'll of course get to keep), both through the simple 'pinching' technique, as well as through wheel throwing - each technique creates bowls of different …

    26 Jun - 22 Apr