Admission Tickets

NEW HOURS: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday – Sunday.

BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE:  We have maximum capacity caps in effect at the Museum and tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Online ticketing is now our primary method of selling admission.

BECOME A MEMBER: Members enjoy free admission year-round and many other benefits. Before you purchase your admission ticket, CONSIDER BECOMING A MEMBER!

TIMED ADMISSIONS: In an effort to better manage the flow of crowds and maximize the ability for you to social distance, the Museum has instituted a timed admission system. You will need to choose a two-hour block of time for your visit.

RESTRICTIONS: There may be travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Before you visit the Museum, please review any Massachusetts travel restrictions HERE.

MUSEUM RULES: When you purchase your ticket, you are hereby agreeing to follow the rules outlined below.

  1. Face coverings required
  2. Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  3. Wash your hands or use sanitizing stations located throughout the Museum
  4. Follow the new directional signs in the Museum


Admission Ticket

Admission Ticket


The New Bedford Whaling Museum ignites learning through explorations of art, history, science and culture rooted in the stories of people, the region and an international seaport. This ticket gains you access to the dynamic exhibitions and stories presented in the Museum’s 23 galleries.



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