The Tragedy of the Essex

Nantucket Whaling Museum 13 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA

In November 1820, an enraged sperm whale rammed and sank the Nantucket whaleship Essex in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 1,300 […]

Whale Ecology

Nantucket Whaling Museum 13 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA

Explore a newly installed whale ecology interactive exhibit in the Whaling Museum Candle Factory. For more information, click here.

Island People: Portraits and Stories from Nantucket

Nantucket Whaling Museum 13 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA

This exhibition will draw from the NHA’s collections of painted, photographic, and silhouette portraits to highlight both famous and lesser-known […]

Asian Treasures from The Billings Collection

Nantucket Whaling Museum 13 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA

The exhibition draws from the collection that longtime Nantucket residents and world travelers David Billings and Beverly Hall Billings have […]