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Whaling Museum

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Address: 15 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3502
Phone Number: +1 508-228-1894
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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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Went for the presentation on whaling very interesting, amazing bravery of these crew members. Very well presented, and the artifacts in museum are amazing, as is the view atop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Monroe, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for the presentation on whaling very interesting, amazing bravery of these crew members. Very well presented, and the artifacts in museum are amazing, as is the view atop the observation deck.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun and interesting way to learn about whale hunting and how far man goes to catch them. True story behind Moby Dick

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth spending a couple of hours here, particularly on a rainy day. Interesting talks an films on Nantuckets whaling history. Tickets include access to other historic attractions near the museum.

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Northern New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had limited time so chose to go to the Whaling Museum for a quick walk around and to see the documentary on Nantucket which is EXCELLENT... and for the walking tour which is also EXCELLENT. The Tour Guide was terrific ... and the price can't be beat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spacious, clean and well laid out. The film told the history of the Nantucket whaling industry. Very informative, interesting, but a bit too long. The whale Skelton was fascinating! It's great local museum, telling a very local story. Tickets include other nearby buildings. The museum has a nice gift shop, with some great gifts ideas. It was a perfect way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had only 30 minutes to tour the museum (we had a ferry to catch) and unfortunately it was not enough time to view the nice introductory video (we intend to buy the cd online). We started on the roof on the advice from the front desk reception where we bought our admission tickets but we got no other advice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Definitely our favorite stop in Nantucket. The museum is very well done and filled with beautiful displays. The presentations/talks/films they show regularly are fantastic and very informative. Can't recommend it enough, especially if you're a Moby Dick fan you will love seeing so many of the tools used in whaling person.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Always want to go there when we're in Nantucket. The observation deck has great photo-ops. The present exhibit on the Essex was a bit of an add for the movie, but we bought the book.

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum was really interesting, take time to go to a whaling presentation. It's amazing what whalers and their families had to go through!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was our first stop on Nantucket. Gives a good history of whaling in the area. Worth seeing. It has a roof top view.

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