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Address: 15 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: +1 508-228-1894
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The history of Nantucket's whaling industry and artifacts are exhibited at...
The history of Nantucket's whaling industry and artifacts are exhibited at this museum.
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Amazing docents with power point presentation that makes the time of whaling come alive. it is very kid friendly and adult friendly at the same time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing docents with power point presentation that makes the time of whaling come alive. it is very kid friendly and adult friendly at the same time.

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Waterdown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Absolutely love the Whaling Museum. So informative, and interesting. The history of Nantucket in a nutshell. It's a great place to go if you've never been, and/or bringing friends/family who have never been to the island either. You can truly never go wrong with the Whaling Museum. Furthermore, the gift shop is a great place for souvenirs and decorations for... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Super cool museum inside of an old whale oil plant. Learn all about whaling (it was barbaric) and whale oil and spermaceti products. See a real full whale skeleton and oil from a beached whale of 15 years ago. Very interesting interactive exhibit about the heart if darkness ship capsizing that inspired Moby dick. Hourly movies and shows if you... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Nantucket Whaling Museum and attached gift shop are a great source of information, educational insights, and entertainment. The gift shop is a surprisingly useful pace to acquire both momentos of the Museum visit and interesting island related gifts. All in all, it is good value for the money and a great alternative to spectacular beaches, outstanding restaurants and a... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is an absolutely essential visit when travelling to Nantucket as the whaling industry played such an important part in this fascinating island's history. The museum is tremendous without being too big. The film of Nantucket's history is really informative as is the excellent live whaling presentation that followed it. There are also some great portraits of the whaling... More 

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Whaling Museum, the island’s top attraction, is worth the hour or two to visit- don’t miss the panoramic view of the harbor and town from their rooftop- comfortable shaded seating is available on the observation deck- great for a rest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The best whaling museum anywhere. The exhibits are transfixing and local educators provide more fascinating facts about this once major industry than one is likely to learn from reading more books on it than 98% of all general libraries have on their shelves. It's a museum one never tires of,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

wonderful experience, Very welcoming staff. Exhibits were interesting and easy to follow. So glad that we went there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

For 7 years I have been coming to ACK on vacation. Why did I wait so long to visit the Whaling Museum? Great opportunity to travel back in time..so impressive to learn the history of the island and the people who built the whaling industry. A must for anyone that steps foot on the island...all ages will benefit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

this museum always has great exhibits and interpreters. We've been before so we skipped some and headed upstairs. The corner exhibit shows the people who came from different countries on the island. They audio recorded their stories. They had a new cross stitch exhibit where a lady made her own scenes from the story of Moby Dick. They were so... More 

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Additional Information about Whaling Museum

Address: 15 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: +1 508-228-1894
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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