New Bedford Whaling Museum - 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA, USA

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History, Museums & Monuments

New Bedford Whaling Museum

New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum

Discover the rich history, art, science, and culture of Southcoast Massachusetts, and New Bedford’s ties to the rest of the world, told through the stories of its people. Surrounded by cobblestone streets once strolled by Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville, the Museum is conveniently located within the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

Dive into whale biology, ecology and behavior, and marine mammal conservation. Marvel at massive whale skeletons and the world’s largest ship model, the Lagoda – a half-scale model of a 19th century whaling vessel. Learn how Yankee whalers sailed the seven seas and see how famous maritime artists portrayed their voyages. See a digital replica of America’s longest painting in motion – the incredible “Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World.” The original 1848 painting is longer than the Empire State Building is tall!

The Museum’s collections number in excess of 750,000 items, including the world’s largest collections of scrimshaw, whaling logbooks, and journals. After your visit, browse books on maritime, whaling, and local history, as well as unique gifts related to the collection at the Museum’s gift shop.

For a glimpse of our exhibitions Click Here.  Visit our online Gift Shop Here.

Group Tours – To schedule your Group visit Click Here.
Rentals and Events – Click Here to view our rental facilities and grounds. For more information on planning your next special event, please submit an Inquiry Form or contact our Special Events team at 508-997-0046 x. 133.

Location:

18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA, USA

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