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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
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This exhibit was put together by the Whatcom Museum Curator of Art Barbara Matilsky and should not be missed. Barbara assembled from various collections works that highlights 60 plus artists. This exhibit is beautiful, thought provoking, and generally exceptional. If you were moved by her...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Boccemon
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Check this out if you're visiting Bellingham Washington. Used to be the City Hall building many years ago, now tastefully updated with modern facilities. Art shows, historical photos and a great History Cruise Tuesday nights in summer.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Barry T
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gene L
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Steven I
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

Date of experience: November 2017
2  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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Dan R
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