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Whaling Museum

13 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3502
+1 508-228-1894
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Whaling Museum "Exceptional Woman of Nantucket"

The museum had a program about the women of the island. It was very interesting and educational. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Donna C
Nice Museum

The Whaling Museum is very informative and well work visiting. Plan to spend +- an hour there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim O
West Hartford, Connecticut
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
13 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3502
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum had a program about the women of the island. It was very interesting and educational. I highly recommend this Museum

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Whaling Museum is very informative and well work visiting. Plan to spend +- an hour there. Perfect for rainy days.

Thank Kim O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a wide collection of artifacts, displayed very attractively, and a lot of information about whalers and whaling. The building is beautiful, andthe whale skeleton and oil press are very impressive!

Thank Snozbury
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum exhibits were great! Smaller than anticipated, but they offered a movie running every hour for entertainment. Gift shop to browse through was on the first floor; nice way to spend some extra time.

Thank Joy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Nantucket Whaling Museum is a great spot for all ages to soak up some American History. This newly renovated venue is home to Several life size displays of this mind blowing industry and shouldn't be missed!

Thank Tmossco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To review all the artifacts of the islands whaling history is worth the time. A must if you are on the island for a the first time.

Thank Glenn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to The Festival of Trees at the Whaling musuem. There were 88 trees all decorated by different people and businesses from Nantucket.

Thank pmbrorup
Reviewed 9 December 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed the museum. Not too big and not too small. Very nice exhibits. Seeing the whale skeleton is very impressive. Don't miss the view from the top of the museum. Spectacular view of the dock area.

Thank Dale B
Reviewed 5 December 2017

A must visit. Beautiful Christmas Tree exhibit along with some great history of Nantucket. Make sure to spend some time here.

Thank thurbs2017
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Well worth spending some time here. The exhibits are well presented and bring the history to life. Gift shop has some great items.

Thank rhumblines
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Questions & Answers
22 August 2017|
Response from NHATeam | Property representative |
Hi Georgia, Our museum does not operate whale watching tours. We recommend contacting Nantucket Visitor Services or the Chamber of Commerce to find a company that provides these sort of offerings. We hope you'll come... More
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!
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