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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 must see if you are in Nantucket. The history presentation by the docent was so interesting... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jackiebennett2018
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Conway, Arkansas
Dave Rothmund

Awesome, not your usual museum. Unique and educational, apart of history not often documented... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David R
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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13 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3502
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A must see if you are in Nantucket. The history presentation by the docent was so interesting. Ready the book "Heart of the Sea" before going to the museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jackiebennett2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome, not your usual museum. Unique and educational, apart of history not often documented. Glad it was open.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No visit to Nantucket would be complete without a visit to this little gem. Since having read Moby Dick a couple of years back, it was a dream of mine to visit Nantucket and the whaling museum in order to gain a greater understanding of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Betribal
Reviewed 2 January 2019

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
Thank me-gva
Reviewed 31 December 2018

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 29 December 2018 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
Thank amih329
Reviewed 26 December 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 16 December 2018 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
Thank twhite3001
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
Thank FINEDMSR
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molliev2013
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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