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Whaling Museum

13 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3502
+1 508-228-1894
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Two great shows!

This museum was recommended by everyone we talked to and the experience proved to be even better... read more

Reviewed yesterday
whitley49
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
Excellent take!

The 55 minute movie was most informative and well worth the time at the beginning of the visit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mainelover136
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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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13 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3502
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+1 508-228-1894
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum was recommended by everyone we talked to and the experience proved to be even better! The self-tour itself was enough, we thought, until we stumbled into the most wonderful narrated slide show. The presenter, a former science teacher, was so informative that we...More

Thank whitley49
Reviewed 2 days ago

The 55 minute movie was most informative and well worth the time at the beginning of the visit. Although the museum is not big, it is certainly worth a visit.

Thank mainelover136
Reviewed 3 days ago

The walking tour is a must-do for a comprehensive history of the island's whaling and Quaker history.

Thank Carol2408
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Whaling Museum is a good stop in a tour of Nantucket. It will put everything else into a kind of context. One of the hidden gems of this museum is the Research Library, tucked away on a side street. If you want to know...More

Thank Whaler007
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't miss out on the docent talks/tours as the staff is very knowledgable and the presentation very enlightening!

Thank 707Valdez
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Whaling Museum is a treasure. The Great Hall with its full size whale hanging from the ceiling is impressive. The paintings, letters, and historical artifacts call one back again and again. When it rains, this is the place to be.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Whaling Museum is a must-see for all visitors to the island. The permanent exhibits help people to glimpse Nantucket's past. It also has wonderful temporary exhibits and rotating talks and shows. I visit at least once a year and have done for many years...More

Thank BarbaraofNantucket
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is very well done! We went on the guided tour and learned so much about the Whaling history and that of Nantucket. Great experience. Worth the admission.

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gorgeous collection! The movie was fantastic on the history of the island, not just whaling. Don't miss it!

Thank Connie G
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is a highlight of Nantucket which is an incredibly charming place. The history of whaling is portrayed very well by the exhibits and very helpful staff. A whaling boat, full size juvenile whale skeleton, part of a functioning lighthouse light, a whale oil...More

Thank travlinman1946
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JoAlice101
Can I carry a small dog through your museum?
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
Is this museum wheelchair accessible?
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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cfromnh
How long should we plan on spending to see everything? Thanks.
26 April 2016|
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Response from NHATeam | Property representative |
Hi Carla, Thank you for your question! The answer varies depending on the individual and the type of museum-goer that you are. We have some visitors that are very happy to spend 1-2 hours exploring our artifacts and... More
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