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, ensuring visitors to this part of the Bahamas will have convenient access to the museum throughout their trip. Though the area doesn't see tremendous numbers of tourists, you'll still find at least a few lodgings to choose from.

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
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

Cetacean Museum guests hoping also to spend some time outside should consider Hope Town Beach, the most conveniently accessed beach, and a great spot to catch some rays and relax after a visit there.



There is no cost to visit the museum.

Contact Information

Location: Hopetown, Elbow Cay


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