Research - New Bedford Whaling Museum


The New Bedford Whaling Museum has been collecting historic artifacts, manuscripts, rare books, and photographs since 1903. Today, the collection comprises over one million items, with deep collections in costume & textiles, photography, fine and decorative arts, global material culture, rare books and manuscripts, and natural history.

The Museum is unable to provide appraisal, research, or authentication services for objects or artworks. We recommend checking the “Find an Appraiser” feature on the American Society of Appraisers website to locate appraisers near you.


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