Daily during summer – 11 am Group tours led by docents throughout the Museum focus on some of the most historically significant artifacts and visitor favorites. Tours leave from the front desk.
An exhibition accompanying Michael Dyer’s new book O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt.
The Museum celebrates the work of the master knot tyer, maritime artist, historian, and author Clifford W. Ashley.
The extraordinary work of New Bedford’s award-winning photojournalist Peter Pereira.
An exhibition accompanying Stan Grayson’s new biography of Joshua Slocum – the first person to circumnavigate the globe singlehandedly.
Marion history as it rose in social and cultural prominence in the late 19th century as a destination resort community.
Illustrations by renowned Norwegian-American artist Claus Hoie, who specialized in whaling subjects and Moby-Dick inspired scenes.
Four new exhibitions in the Mariners’ Home explore a theme pertaining to the historic home.
Selected World War I posters from the collections of the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
New Bedford stood front and center in a sweep of history vividly brought to life in this major exhibition. From the Great Irish Famine through to 1916, New Bedford can claim its fair share of line honors in an intriguing story combining Yankee grit and Irish pluck.
A photographic exhibition presented by the National Parks & Wildlife Service, Ballycroy, Westport and Co Mayo.
Featuring New England Fine and Decorative Arts, including the Museum’s Pairpoint and Mount Washington Glass Collections.
Focusing on the people, products, and infrastructures behind the rhythmic rises and falls of an industrial city.
This exhibition contextualizes the story of yankee whaling within the larger scope of Old Dartmouth history and the evolution of the port city of New Bedford.
This exhibition highlights the men, materials and activities aboard a whaling vessel.
Grab your passport and experience the diversity of cultures encountered by whalers as they travel the world.
A sumptuous exhibition of the best, most representative, and most compelling curiosities of our vast scrimshaw holdings.
A multi-media experience about prominent merchant, philanthropist, community leader, civil rights advocate and abolitionist Captain Paul Cuffe (1759 – 1817).
Connections between New Bedford and Cape Verde, the unique characteristics of Cape Verdean culture, and the special legacy of that culture and history here in New Bedford.
Chronicling Azorean/American cultural exchange in the 19th century.
The story of human interactions with whales would be incomplete without discussing today's scientific work.
Climb aboard an 89-foot, half-scale model of the Bark Lagoda, built inside the Bourne Building in 1916.
Come learn about the four whale skeletons at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Explores the human fascination with whales and the history of whaling.
The full spectrum of whaling weaponry devised in the 19th century, from classic harpoons to massive guns, providing new insight into the greatest big-game hunt ever pursued by man.
Last modified: July 7, 2017