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“Major letdown”
Review of Whydah Museum

Whydah Museum
Ranked #22 of 74 things to do in Provincetown
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

I am two months away from being 30, and my entire three decades of living I have been a huge fan of pirate history and ship treasure \ artifact excavation. I have researched the Whydah Galley and Black Sam Bellamy and I had extremely high hopes for the museum. I waited five years in anticipation to go to the museum. Disappointment doesn't even describe how letdown I was after viewing the lackluster exhibit. I went with the hopes of being in utter awe and wonder, but the exhibit was so terribly put together and approximately .01% of the excavated artifacts are actually on display. I understand that much of the bounty is in concretion form and needs to be kept in an appropriate environment, but what was minimally displayed wasn't even in an air conditioned room. A propped open door with a box fan resting on the floor was their way of saying, "please come in and sweat your tail off while we charge you an unreasonable amount of money to look at a handful of pieces of eight and pictures of Barry Clifford." Save yourself the trip and the money and just go on the internet and look at pictures, because that practically was all that was there.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

It takes you back to a romantic Idea of Erroll Flynn and Olivia DeHaviland and all of those old movies. The story of the captain and his betrothed breaks your heart all while being able to touch tangible items from that time. Nice guy at the desk telling us the stories. a good time for any age!

1  Thank barbaraontheroad
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

A small museum on MacMillan Wharf exhibiting the findings of the recovery of the pirate ship Whydah, which went down off of Marconi. Lots of historical tidbits as well. A great diversion for the whole family.

1  Thank gatsbyCleveland_Ohio
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

This was my first time on Cape Cod and this museum was the most impressive museum on the Cape. Did you know that National Geographic did an entire special on Barry Clifford's nautical findings of the only recovered Pirate Ship in history? What's even better: Did you know that the treasure of the only recovered Pirate Ship is on display at this museum? The Whydah ship (pronounce "wi-daw") has a romantic story behind the life of the sailor Sam Bellamy who choose piracy for a profession and the woman that he met in Cape Cod and was on his way back home to when disaster struck. This museum has so many actual historical pieces recovered from the shipwrecked Whydah and from the local region that you will get a real education for such a modest fee. The proceeds of the admissions strictly go into exploration and restoration of this vessel. This was a great museum for all ages and all budgets. Truly memorable!
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2  Thank blazingburgundy1
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

I liked the information that I got about the Whydah and it's background. Saw a number of artefacts salvaged from the sea. The entire salvage story is narrated as also a short film on the National Geographic is on loop. It was a very different and unique experience for my holiday

1  Thank tulupatnaik
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