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“Enjoyed it!”
Review of Whaling Museum

Whaling Museum
Ranked #1 of 84 things to do in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Restored in 2005, the Whaling Museum features top-quality exhibits and galleries, as well as daily programs and tours that bring to life the history of this magical island. The museum is home to a 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, a restored 1847 oil and candle factory, and countless Nantucket artifacts and treasures. A relaxing, fully-accessible rooftop observation deck offers stunning views of Nantucket harbor.
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Enjoyed it!”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Great history and knowledge staff. Lots to see and learn. Definitely a must visit when in Nantucket!

Visited April 2013
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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Whaling Museum, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Thank you so much for your review of your visit to the Whaling Museum last year. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience in the museum and interacting with the fantastic museum staff. And of course, thank you for declaring the Whaling Museum a "must visit when on Nantucket." We agree! We thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again someday!
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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Top 10”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Rated as "one of the places you should visit before you die" and I am glad I did. Only open because they were hosting part of the 36 hour reading of Moby Dick, which added tremendously to its charm.

Visited January 2014
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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Whaling Museum, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Kathy,

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Whaling Museum. While we are normally closed in January for winter maintenance, we're thrilled that you were able to visit during the annual 24 hour Moby-Dick Marathon reading recently. It's community events like this that truly make Nantucket such a special place. We thank you so much for visiting and we hope to see you again someday!
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Bath
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

The maritime history and staff knowledge was amazing. Well worth a visit when on the island. Was unsure about visiting from the exterior but I had to be dragged out as we ran out of time!

Visited September 2013
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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Whaling Museum, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Regan,

Thank you for your review of your visit to the Whaling Museum last fall. We're thrilled to hear about your positive interaction with the amazing museum staff members that help bring Nantucket's rich history to life. We're sorry that you weren't able to see everything, but we certainly hope to see you on your next visit to the island. Thank you so much for visiting!
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Warwick, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nantucket gem”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We loved the history of this place , really awesome , the store is really nice and the view from the top was just amazing .

Visited August 2013
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Thank Jeremy H
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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Whaling Museum, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Jeremy,

Thank you so much for your review of your visit to the Whaling Museum last summer. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the your experience in the museum, as well as in the Museum Shop. We agree, the recently renovated rooftop observation deck provides unparalleled views of the Nantucket harbor that are not to be missed! Thank you so much for your visit and we hope to see you again someday!
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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Don't wait for it to rain”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Lovely museum for Nantucket history and culture.
Seasonal event for the wreaths and trees at Christmas are always
fun

Visited December 2013
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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Whaling Museum, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Caryn,

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Whaling Museum. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about Nantucket's rich history through our many artifacts and exhibits. Although the museum is always interesting on its own, there is something truly special about it during the holiday season, and we're thrilled that you enjoyed some of our festive decorations. Thank you very much for visiting and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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