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

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    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Saturday 29 December 2018 , Moore Park

    Moore Park Foodies and Farmers Market is Sydney's finest producers market. It offers a wide range of top quality produce at a great price in one very convenient location, just 10 minutes from the Sydney Central Business District! Enjoy th…

    21 Mar - 29 Dec
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    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Monday 01 June 2020 , Moore Park

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    21 Mar - 01 Jun
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    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Wednesday 13 February 2019 ,

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