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Whaling Museum

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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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 NEW

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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Bakersfield, California
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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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Pennellville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very interesting, especially the stories about ships and crew. The video was interesting, but very long. The whale skeleton & story was very interesting.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Worth the visit. Great film on the history of Nantucket. Good info on the whaling industry. Good displays of the equipment used by the whalers. The entry ticket also includes admittance to other sites on the island as well.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I dragged a reluctant husband and teenage son into the museum, however we all thoroughly enjoyed the museum. We sat and watched the film about Nantucket and went round all the exhibits, particularly the exhibit about the upcoming film about the whale boat "Essex" including items from the film itself. If you are visiting Nantucket don't miss this museum, I... More 

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Philly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Really worth the time to visit if you love Nantucket history. Leave enough time so you don't have to rush.

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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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