This was the highlight of our trip to the island. The museum gives such a wonderful overview of the history of both the island and whaling, and the development of the island over time. We did not get there at opening so we did miss the 51 minute movie that unfortunately, they only show once a day. However, we were there in time to catch the lecture on the history of whaling on the island. The woman who talked was a great speaker, and extremely knowledgeable about the subject. There was a combination of slides, motion picture, and objects available for her to hold up and explain the use of. We learned a lot during the 30 min presentation. The rest of the museum is a combination of the history of the island, its first inhabitants all the way up to present day. They have some wonderful scrimshaw items on display as well as other products made from whale bone and teeth that were quite fascinating.
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