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Whaling Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A worthwhile visit

Better that I thought. Very knowledgable museum staff - learned alot - interesting artifacts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
me-gva
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Geneva, Switzerland
A must-see for thiose new to Nantucket

The Whaling Museum was a high point of our November visit to Nantucket. The displays are engaging... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
p23brown
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Chicago, Illinois
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Restored in 2005, the Whaling Museum features top-quality exhibits and galleries, as well as daily programs and tours that bring to life the history of this magical island. The museum is home to a 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, a restored 1847 oil...more
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13 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3502
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better that I thought. Very knowledgable museum staff - learned alot - interesting artifacts - don't miss the whaling video and chat.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Whaling Museum was a high point of our November visit to Nantucket. The displays are engaging and informative, and the docent presentation was very well presented. We got a good sense of the history of the island. My only regret about our visit overall...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank p23brown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small museum with a lot of history and information packed into it. We especially enjoyed the storytelling presentation about the life of a whaler. A must-do when you are on Nantucket!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Whaling Museum's Christmas Tree festival was a delightful addition. The museum is interesting and very engaging.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely interesting and a learning adventure. I expected to hear a sad story about the whaling industry and instead was told a story about the early colonial population and inhabitants, we learned so much and wished we had more time to go back and enjoy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

What a special place ! Loved the presentation as we arrived and the exhibits. Unfortunately I was not able to stay as long as I would have liked due to ferry schedule. If I return to Nantucket this will be my first stop !

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lo W
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Such a great Museum. Everyone should visit this museum- it s such a gem of the island. I loved every floor and every knook and cranny.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

A not to be missed opportunity to appreciate the history of the island as well as various personalities and life style during the whaling and post-whaling eras. We had been to another museum several years before but this updated museum, with links to other highlighted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank charleswM4918CM
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Everything from the displays to the staff made this a great experience, especially for an indoor activity on a very cold day. The history of whaling industry was made to be very interesting with beautiful displays. To see everything, you can spend the better part...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 263deb
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Wonderful and educational! a gem! We went with our 3 young children and would have stayed a lot longer if they weren't about to crash!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mollie V
2 September 2018|
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Response from Lori H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know; we walked from the pier, which is an easy 10 minutes.
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