New Bedford Whaling Museum

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The New Bedford Whaling Museum is a museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States that focuses on the history, science, art, and culture of the international whaling industry, and the …
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is a museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States that focuses on the history, science, art, and culture of the international whaling industry, and the "Old...

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Mar 23, 2024
This is a wonderful museum and it is great for all ages. They tell the story of Native Americans, the impact of Europeans, the slave trade and contributions of ex-slaves, the development of industria… Full review by packedlite
Feb 10, 2024
Awesome collection and knowledgeable staff, especially our guide Cody, who had so many great stories about the exhibits. Thanks Cody! Full review by sam3557
Nov 4, 2023
Truly an amazing museum and collection of all things whaling. The replica tall ship was fantastic. So much to see and learn. Culturally, environmentally & geographically. Plan on a few hrs. if you do… Full review by Tanya W

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Established:1903

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Best days and hours to avoid school groups? we are in the area Oct 2 - 5 inclusive.
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That's usually too early in the school year to take a Field Trip. There may be 2 days school break (Oct 7 &10) in that area, so you're safe anyway. Often field trips occur in the Spring. …
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That's usually too early in the school year to take a Field Trip. There may be 2 days school break (Oct 7 &10) in that area, so you're safe anyway. Often field trips occur in the Spring. Also, I suggest you take the Tour that's available. You can call the museum itself to make sure about school groups.
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Is there RV parking nearby?
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The best RV parking is along S. Water St, diagonally across from the NBWM's Union St frontage.
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Is this item locally made?
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We love supporting local businesses and a lot of our products are created and produced in Massachusetts. However, we do also carry items that are made in other states...
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