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Whatcom Museum

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The old city hall

A jnice little museum in Bellingham's old city hall. There was enough to keep me interested... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018
Gene L
south jersey
Interesting museum

Enjoyed learning of the history of this town and the City Hall. The third floor bird collection is... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2017
Roseburg, Oregon
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Located in downtown Bellingham, WA, the Whatcom Museum features revolving exhibitions of fine art and Northwest history, educational and enteraining programs, Family Interactive Gallery, and an extensive photo archives.
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121 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4497
+1 360-778-8930
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

A jnice little museum in Bellingham's old city hall. There was enough to keep me interested. Shouldn't take more then an hour.

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Reviewed June 5, 2018

The building itself is interesting. It is a step back in time starting when you stand outside and look at it. Most people don't know that the part that faces the waterfront is the original front of the building. The displays change from time to...More

1  Thank Barb K
Reviewed March 30, 2018

The museum has a wonderful collection of Native American Indian Basketry but eh real treasure is the magnificent collection of birds on the top floor. There is also a history of the development of Bellingham and some large romantic period paintings of mountains.

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Reviewed November 25, 2017

This review is for the Lightcatcher Museum. Lightcatcher has very well-done art exhibits. Currently People of the Sea and Cedar is upstairs and well worth a trip. We have been there a few times and it is always worth it. There is also a historical...More

1  Thank TravellngTeaDrinker
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

The most interesting feature here is the building itself and the history of its construction and use. The contents are pedestrian and largely interesting only to a few. If there were funding available from who knows where the history and development of the entire area...More

1  Thank qwertVictoria
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Enjoyed learning of the history of this town and the City Hall. The third floor bird collection is amazing.

1  Thank 93,611
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Lovely museum. Originally was the Bellingham City Hall. their photographic archive is wonderful. You can get copies made etc.

1  Thank Martha1105
Reviewed February 14, 2017

As a kid I went to this museum in the 50's. Went again with my kids and with grandkids. I am not sure which time I was most thrilled. Worth the trip.

1  Thank Dan R
Reviewed December 1, 2016

This was my first visit to the Lightcatcher exhibit building of the Whatcom Museum. It is located a block away from the old red brick city hall building that houses the original museum. This new space is light and bright with a curved translucent wall...More

2  Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed November 17, 2016

The Whatcom Museum offers permanent and temporary exhibits about regional history, natural history, and art in three buildings, including the Old City Hall and the Lightcatcher, a lovely modern building. A Maritime History gallery opened this summer in the Old City Hall. That building also...More

2  Thank bellingham_10
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