The Robert and Nina Hellman CollectionWhaling Museum, Gosnell Hall and Candle Factory Now on Display

The late Robert “Bob” Hellman, an esteemed friend and colleague of the Nantucket Historical Association, was well known as an...More Read more from The Robert and Nina Hellman Collection

Spirits Within UsWhaling Museum, Williams Forsyth GalleryNow on Display

Meet a representative group of extraordinary Nantucket women in a new holographic experience at the Whaling Museum.More Read more from Spirits Within Us

Photo credit: James L. Stanfield, National Geographic, June 1970

Cape Verde in Our SoulWilliams Forsyth Gallery, Whaling MuseumNow on Display

Featuring historic photos, mementos, and oral histories from Nantucket’s Cape Verde community.More Read more from Cape Verde in Our Soul

Nantucket & The WorldWhaling Museum, Nantucket Corner

Highlights the international networks created by the “active and disciplined” men and women of Nantucket through whaling and trading.More Read more from Nantucket & The World

The TimelineWhaling Museum, Entry Hall

Step back in time . . . Learn about Wampanaug life, Nantucket’s earliest settlers, the growth of Whaling, to today’s economy of tourism and building.More Read more from The Timeline

Gosnell HallWhaling Museum, Gosnell Hall

Look sharp, all of ye! There are whales here-abouts!More Read more from Gosnell Hall

Watercolor "Moby Dick and Ahab " by Claus Hoie

Moby-Dick and NantucketWhaling Museum, Mezzanine Gallery

The island of Nantucket filled Herman Melville’s imagination. His time on the Nantucket whaleship Charles and Henry led to the...More Read more from Moby-Dick and Nantucket

Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle FactoryWhaling Museum, Candle Factory

The 1847 spermaceti-candle factory has been carefully restored to reveal significant elements of the original factory.More Read more from Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle Factory

Scrimshaw GalleryWhaling Museum

Representing over a century and a half of collecting are items from one of the most important collections in the world.More Read more from Scrimshaw Gallery

Decorative Arts GalleryWhaling Museum

On display are the some of the finest objects of decorative-arts from the NHA's collection.More Read more from Decorative Arts Gallery

Whale EcologyWhaling Museum, Candle Factory

Explore a newly installed whale ecology interactive exhibit in the Whaling Museum Candle Factory and enjoy stunning underwater photography by Eric Savetsky throughout the museum.More Read more from Whale Ecology

Neptune’s GrottoWhaling Museum

A tusked walrus skull from the frozen North resembles a fossil of the legendary cyclops.  A massive whale's jaw, impossibly contorted, proves its owner's ability to survive and feed.More Read more from Neptune’s Grotto

RoofwalkWhaling Museum

Offering unparalleled panoramic views of Nantucket harbor and the landmark historic district.  Enjoy the beutiful views of today, while looking...More Read more from Roofwalk

Fresnel LensWhaling Museum

The 1849 Sankaty Head Light Fresnel lens that once was a welcoming beacon for mariners up to 24 miles away now greets visitors in the Whaling Museum lobby.More Read more from Fresnel Lens

Nantucket Town ClockWhaling Museum

From the Whaling Museum lobby up three stories to the rooftop belvedere, observe the intricate clockworks of Nantucket's 1881 town clock chime the hours. More Read more from Nantucket Town Clock

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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