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The Whale House Museum

Market Square, Hermanus, Overstrand, South Africa
+27 28 313 0418
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It's worth visiting the Whale House Museum. I've learned a lot about the different types of Whales... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SweetH_april_2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Not the best but...

The Whale House Museum is very small but does show, with much repetition, the various types of... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
larazet
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Midi Pyrenees
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Market Square, Hermanus, Overstrand, South Africa
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+27 28 313 0418
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth visiting the Whale House Museum. I've learned a lot about the different types of Whales and Dolphins. When you visit Hermanus make sure that you past by and visit this Museum.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The Whale House Museum is very small but does show, with much repetition, the various types of whales in the seas. There is a continuous loop video playing but it only shows whales swimming in the bay around Hermanus. It would have been better to...More

Thank larazet
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We spent about an hour here. The museum is very interesting and has the skeleton of a large whale hanging from the ceiling. Cost to enter reasonable.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This small museum in Hermanus depicts the whaling history in the old times. It contains interesting pieces, as the real skeleton of a Whale, and various other specimens and photos. There is also a video showing a blue whale swimming in the water, and a...More

Thank sevalex
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Take the time to pop into the Whale Museum because Hermanus has gotten fame from the majestic whales that rear their young in Walker Bay.

Thank LanyO
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Not sure why but it felt a little disjointed. The Museums are in three locations and were still interesting.

Thank SimplyFred
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

The museum does give a lot of information about whaling in the past in south africa. With rowing boats. Interesting. Lots to see.

Thank Hans Allard d
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Given the status of Hermanus in the whale watching community this was a clear disappointment. Not very impressive. Took nus about 20 minutes to goi through the displays.

Thank Nicked2016
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

We went at the wrong time of year to see whales so we went to the museum instead. It was interesting.

Thank Bumpking
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Small and not kept up to date. A lot of exhibitions are closed- took all of 5 minutes to walk through 2 museums.

Thank eleneb2017
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