If you are in search of a unique kind of a museum that is different from other museums then look nowhere else other than the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, MA. It is located in the center of the U.S. National Park service’s 13-block whaling district where there are cobblestone streets, old seas captain homes, brick buildings that are historic several good shops and restaurants.
It strategic location makes it a great destination for any tourist or visitor. As the largest whaling museum in the world, this modern day looking whaling museum takes visitors back to history educating them about the good days of New Bedford’s world famed whaling industry and its big port. At one point in time in the middle of the 1800s the city of New Bedford was considered as the richest city in the world at that time. At the time whale oil was like the current petroleum and thus very important. Herman Melville who was a renowned whaler in New Bedford also helped make Bedford famous thanks to the famous classic novel he wrote titled “Moby Dick” published in 1851.
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There are several interesting old whaling structures at the Whaling Museum that you will have the opportunity to enjoy watching such as the half scale whaling boat and the full-sized forecastle, artifacts and manuscripts. Of course there are many interesting exhibition and activities that you get to enjoy while at the museum. The staff there will also ensure that you visit is there is more of an exhilarating experience for you. You will have the opportunity to meet the interesting and knowledgeable guides who are often on standby there to educate both children and adults too. You visit to the whaling museum in New Bedford will be one for you remember.