As a gateway to island history, the Nantucket Historical Association’s Whaling Museum immerses visitors in Nantucket’s vibrant past through changing exhibitions, engaging programs, and lively educational activities for all ages. Restored and expanded in 2005, the museum includes extensive displays of scrimshaw, whaling tools, decorative arts, and paintings; a rooftop observation deck overlooking the harbor; a 46-foot sperm-whale skeleton; and the restored 1847 Hadwen & Barney Candle & Oil Factory.
Fine Paints of Europe contributed its high-quality paint and primer for use on the exterior of the Whaling Museum.
Founded in 1894, the NHA preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket Island and fosters appreciation of its historical significance. To learn more about the Whaling Museum and the NHA’s programs and historic properties, visit www.nha.org.