OK, let me say right off the bat that I am a Sea Shepherd member so I am adamantly opposed to whaling. But, I will admit that it is part of our maritime history. We passed by on our way from Cape Cod and I almost didn't want to stop, but decided to check it out. It turned out to be an interesting museum and the general sentiment among the exhibits seemed to be that whales should be now protected and hunting should stop.
The first thing you see is the large very complete whale skeletons hanging from the ceiling which are quite dramatic. At least the skeletons came from accidentally killed whales, not hunted ones
The museum has a very large collection of artwork of the arctic and whaling scenes.
There were many exhibits of harpoons, replica ships, boats, and many depictions of the process of whaling.
They have the largest collection of scrimshaw I have ever seen or heard about.
There was quite a bit of information on whales, but most was about hunting them. This is not an aquarium or sea world. There are graphic depictions of the killing of hundreds whales which made me extremely sad and a little ashamed of our past.
Overall the museum was worth seeing and does present a part of our maritime history. If you have an interest in whaling you should stop here.
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