Audio Tours

Get the whole story by taking an Audio Guide of select galleries and collections.

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  • The tours add depth and understanding to your visit, as narrated by curators and other subject matter experts.
  • Audio Guides are free if you’re a member, or for just $3 at the front desk.
  • Rental fees include same-day use at the Museum’s main campus and at the Mariners’ Home and Seamen’s Bethel.
  • Audio Guide players are free for visitors who are blind, partially sighted, or have hearing loss.


Museum visitor and audio tour

Samples from the Audio Guide


Whales Today, Jacobs family Gallery, Ground Level (GL)


For the Love of Beauty, Dr. Gilbert & Frima Shapiro Gallery, Ground Level (GL)


From Pursuit to Preservation, Wood Building (a.k.a. Sperm Whale Gallery), Main Level (ML)


Harboring Hope in Old Dartmouth [1602-1827]


The Lagoda, Bourne Building, Main Level


Azorean Whaleman Gallery


Famine, Friends and Fenians


Treasures of the Whaling Museum


Seamen’s Bethel and Mariners’ Home