9:00 am Timed-Entry Visit to New Bedford Whaling Museum

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The New Bedford Whaling Museum will impress and inspire you! Located in the heart of historic downtown New Bedford within the boundaries of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Whaling Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world. You can explore whale science and conservation, and learn how Yankee whalers sailed the seven seas. Enjoy artworks by internationally known maritime artists and important regional contemporary artists. Marvel at massive whale skeletons or a half-scale model of a 19th century whaleship. Our exhibits reveal the history of the region and New Bedford's ties to the rest of the world.



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Average 4.80 out of 5 stars based on 5 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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9:00 am Timed-Entry Visit to New Bedford Whaling Museum
Joseph H, Oct 2021 Verified
My wife and I arrived shortly before 1100 so that we could go on the Daily Highlights Tour - a daily tour given at 1100 to give visitor an overview of the 'highlights' of the museum. We had Jerry as our tour guide. Jerry gave us a 2-hour tour, persistently saying the tour is only meant to cover the highlights, but still very amenable to the many questions our 5-person group had during the tour. Jerry is true gem in the crown of what is an awesome museum.
9:00 am Timed-Entry Visit to New Bedford Whaling Museum
dnemesi, Sep 2021 Verified
This museum does an excellent job of reviewing whales, the history of whaling, the New Bedford area, textiles, art. This was once the richest city, no surprise once you spend time in this top-notch museum.
9:00 am Timed-Entry Visit to New Bedford Whaling Museum
tgrdvrmd, Jul 2021 Verified
Our tour group went to the whaling museum which is one of the best I have ever been to. The docents are knowledgeable & anxious to answer questions. The facility is spotless, Covid sensitive, and really enjoyable. This is a “5 star” museum!
9:00 am Timed-Entry Visit to New Bedford Whaling Museum
Gene R, May 2021 Verified
We walked 5 blocks east from our Harbor Hotel, passing the 1910 Public Library’s 1913 Whalemen monument, bright wall murals and the 1870 Customs House, to this museum. Having bought our 2 senior tickets online($34) yesterday, we arrived at our designated 9-12 AM entry. After attaching our identity clips, we watched the 20 minute introductory film concerning the history of New Bedford, then moved through the main halls exhibit on whales. We took the elevator up to the 2nd level entering the Bourne Building’s whaling hall featuring the ½ scale 1826 Lagoda ship that made world voyages from 1841-1890. Here also was America’s longest painting(1,275’ x 8’) showing the major world ports frequented by the whalers in 1848 in a moving panorama. Other halls followed; artifacts/souvenirs brought back by whalers, settlers from Azores and Cape Verde, the city’s economy as it changed from whaling to textiles to industrial machinery, Joshua Slocum’s voyages on his “Spray,” whalebone products and scrimshaw, and others. We spent over 3 hours immersed in the world history of New Bedford, a world class museum.
9:00 am Timed-Entry Visit to New Bedford Whaling Museum
mathchef, Oct 2020 Verified
Found it very informative about different types of whales and their habits. Liked seeing the half-life size model of a whaling ship. Upper floor outdoor balcony has a beautiful view of the harbor. Rest rooms were very clean.

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