Cetacean Museum

This specialized museum is dedicated to the long and rich history of whaling. While the practices has for the most part died out over the years, whaling was a very influential industry for much of the early and pre-industrial era world, providing the world with oil. The Cetacean Museum will take you through this history.


There are a variety of different exhibits at the Cetacean Museum. Visitors should expect to see plenty of historic maps and whaling charts, stories of whalers, and a collection of whale bones on display. All guests are sure to leave with some new knowledge about this often overlooked aspect of maritime history.

Staying Close

Cetacean Museum is located in Hopetown, which means travelers to this part of the Bahamas will have easy museum access during their visit. There is a reasonable selection of hotels in the region surrounding Cetacean Museum.

Hotels near Cetacean Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hope Town Harbour Lodge Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) SW
Hope Town Inn & Marina Resort 0.3 mi. (0.5 km) W
Tomato Paste Cottages 0.6 mi. (0.9 km) W
Turtle Hill Vacation Villas Villa complex 0.9 mi. (1.4 km) SW
Firefly Sunset Resort Villa complex 1.4 mi. (2.3 km) SW
Abaco Inn Hotel 1.9 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Sea Spray Resort & Marina Hotel 2.2 mi. (3.6 km) SSW

Location and What's Nearby

A nearby beach that does bring in many museum patrons, is Hope Town Beach.



There is no cost to visit the museum.

Contact Information

Location: Hopetown, Elbow Cay


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.