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Whaling Museum

13 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3502
+1 508-228-1894
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great way of learning Nantucket history

During a recent trip to Nantucket with a group of friends we decided to visit the Whaling Museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cassandra111111
Lots of good whaling history and interesting exhibits -- a bit expensive

Probably the #1 museum to visit on Nantucket. $20 per adult was a bit pricey, but the museum can... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tjphilly
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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 and candle factory, and countless Nantucket artifacts and treasures. A relaxing, fully-accessible rooftop observation deck offers stunning views of Nantucket harbor.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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13 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3502
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Reviewed 2 days ago

During a recent trip to Nantucket with a group of friends we decided to visit the Whaling Museum. We had the tour of the museum and where quite impressed with the historical perspective provided by the tour not only related to whale fishing but the...More

Thank Cassandra111111
Reviewed 3 days ago

Probably the #1 museum to visit on Nantucket. $20 per adult was a bit pricey, but the museum can easily take 1-2 hours and makes a good rainy day activity. Well-labeled exhibits explain how whaling works, and the history of the whaling industry on Nantucket....More

Thank tjphilly
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The presentation could not be better. With quality entertainment suitable for all, the movie was professional, informative and historical. Wonderful start to view the many artifacts. So well done and something for all ages. A definite must when you visit Nantucket. Be sure to explore...More

Thank Chaucer39
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My mom and I really enjoyed our afternoon at the Nantucket Whaling Museum. It's a newly renovated, beautiful facility that is rich with artifacts from Nantucket's whaling industry history. The docents were knowledgeable and friendly, and the $20 entrance fee also allowed access to a...More

Thank Kate V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have visited the cape my entire life and never been to Nantucket. Loved the whale museum. Plan at least 2 hours and make sure to go to the roof top for the view.

Thank Sherri S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent museum. It's very up to date and a manageable size. Ticket gets you access to other historical sites around ACK.More

Thank Jonathan B
NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Whaling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jonathan, Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Whaling Museum. We are thrilled to hear you had such an excellent time learning more about Nantucket's history in the whaling industry. We thank you again for taking the time to write your review and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very special little museum. They do a great job of teaching visitors about the history of the whaling trade on Nantucket and they do it in a fun way for kids. Definitely worth a stop,More

Thank sullymom4
NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Whaling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing your trip to the Whaling Museum! We are glad to hear that you found the museum to be interesting and informative for all ages! We thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write a review, we hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those of you who are interested in the history of Nantucket, a trip to the museum is well worth it. There are many engaged and experienced volunteers to educate you about the long history of the whaling industry on the island. Very cool museum....More

Thank SagamoreHill1
NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Whaling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Whaling Museum. We are so happy that you found your visit to be interesting and informative for everyone of all ages in your party! Additionally, we are thrilled that you felt our museum staff to be engaged...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting story telling and tours about the whaling industry in Nantucket. Great exhibits. Well worth one to two hours.More

Thank NYTraveler023
NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Whaling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Whaling Museum. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about Nantucket's rich history as the one-time whaling capital of the world during your time with us! Thank you again for taking the time to review your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was very surprised by how much our family enjoyed the whaling museum. Very interesting. Enjoyed the movie. We have 2 young children 6 and 9 and both enjoyed the children's activities.More

Thank donka99
NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Whaling Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Whaling Museum. We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time learning about Nantucket's history during your visit. Additionally, we are glad you had time to check out our Discovery Room, which...More

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JoAlice101
4 May 2017|
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Response from NHATeam | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Service dogs are the only dogs that are allowed in the Whaling Museum. If your dog is a service dog, you may bring it with you during your visit, otherwise, animals are not permitted. Thank you!
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Ben H
23 October 2016|
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Response from NHATeam | Property representative |
Hi Ben, Yes, the Whaling Museum is wheelchair accessible. We have elevators that go from the first floor all the way up to our rooftop observation deck, as well as a wheelchair lift in our historic 1847 candle factory. We... More
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