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. Blak Markets Christmas Festival

    Sunday 16 December 2018 , La Perouse

    The Blak Markets will celebrate its fifth birthday back where it all started on Bare island at La Perouse with a Christmas market on Sunday 16 December. The Markets are a great opportunity to showcase authentic and unique gifts, with all…

    16 Dec