New Bedford Whaling Museum extends hours on ‘Evening Tuesdays’

(NEW BEDFORD, Mass.) – The New Bedford Whaling Museum will extend its visiting hours on Tuesdays in June and July.

James Russell, museum president and CEO, said “In response to visitor feedback, the Whaling Museum will extend open hours to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. “Evening Tuesdays” will allow visitors to enjoy the museum from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in June and July. Nobody wants to turn visitors away, particularly those who have driven from afar to enjoy our galleries.  We hope that Evening Tuesdays will allow repeat visitors and new audiences to experience our exhibitions with greater ease. In 2014, the museum recorded its largest attendance figures to date.  We hope to capitalize on this momentum and encourage people to linger in the downtown well into the evening.”

Regular admission rates apply. Students of UMass Dartmouth and Bristol Community College are admitted free with valid I.D. The museum store, The White Whale, will also remain open until 8:00 p.m. on Evening Tuesdays.

Russell added, “There is nothing more pleasant than strolling along the cobblestone streets as lampposts begin illuminating the historic district.  The museum itself takes on a completely different character in the evening that can be quite romantic.”


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About the New Bedford Whaling Museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of whales and the history and culture of the South Coast region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Museum hours April through December: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  For more information, visit