"A very interesting museum. Lots that is interactive for the kids. Lots to see and read. Nice view of the harbour from the observatory deck. Doubt you will find a more informative whaling museum in North America. It's a shame what has happened to those animals - we need to ensure their future is protected."
“Down to the sea in ships”
"Read "Moby Dick" and go to the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
The Museum concentrates on the human side of whaling, now mostly banned throughout the world. There are large models of whaling ships. There are also whale bones suspended from the ceiling to give you an idea of the dimensions of these majestic mammals.
Thankfully for the whales, whale oil was replaced by other fuels, else they might have been hunted into extinction.
For a counterpoint, go to Cape Cod and go on a whale watch. Sometimes whales can be seen from the Atlantic shore of the Cape as well."
"This museum is truly one of a kind. Had exhibits regarding whaling, maritime trade, and even a ship inside the museum."
“Amazing full of history”
"Words cannot describe the feeling you get upon entering the museum, it consumes you, the whaling history is very interesting, the ship, Lagoda is breath- taking, you need to use all your senses, for the full experience."
“Don't miss this one!!”
"This is by far the best exhibit of the whaling industry and its impact on the area communities and the world. I always put this on the top of our list when we have visitors. I always see something new when I visit and am never bored. It is an exceptional display."