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Whatcom Museum

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121 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4497
+1 360-778-8930
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Amazing building!

The building itself is interesting. It is a step back in time starting when you stand outside and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barb K
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Bellingham, Washington
Great Place to See Bird Collection

The museum has a wonderful collection of Native American Indian Basketry but eh real treasure is... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
Steven I
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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121 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4497
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+1 360-778-8930
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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

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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
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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
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

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

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed October 8, 2016

The museum is located downtown with lots of parking. The building is very attractive and very well maintained. Good history of Bellingham and excellent art and artifacts.

1  Thank David U
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