The Western Australian Museum – Albany overlooking Princess Royal Harbour hosts exhibitions and public programs on the natural and social history of the region. Refurbished in 2010, the museum includes various exhibits scattered around the museum’s grounds. The Residency was first constructed in 1850 and served as the home of the local administrator, who had the title of government resident, from 1873 to 1953. Today the building houses exhibits that focus on the histories of both the Aboriginal and Wadjella (or non-Aboriginal) populations of the area. The museum’s gardens, meanwhile, provide an introduction to the area’s flora and fauna.