Whydah Pirate Museum

Whydah Pirate Museum, West Yarmouth: Hours, Address, Whydah Pirate Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Whydah Pirate Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Experience Cape Cod's newest interactive science museum featuring real pirates and real treasures! A must-see attraction for all ages where you will touch, see and interact with the worlds only authenticated pirate treasure, discovered off the coast of Wellfleet.
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Helen L
Sewell, NJ3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Small museum but my son enjoyed the artifacts. The admission price seems a bit high for such a small museum. We walked through twice in about 40mins.
Written 3 July 2022
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MsJEM
Medford, NJ70 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
The museum wasn’t too big. We enjoyed the whole thing in about an hour. It was very interesting and my 8 yr old had a good time.
Written 30 June 2022
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sidnaw59
lansing83 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Very informative. Learned a lot about pirates and their life. Relics were fascinating as to how they preserved. We enjoyed our 1-2 hrs of pirate life.
Written 28 June 2022
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Sarah J
Mount Vernon, OH48 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This museum was unlike any I've been to before. My husband and I love how it told the story along with sharing the artifacts recovered. The lab at the end made everything as they show the process of how they removed all the items. Truly fascinating and worth the money!!
Written 26 June 2022
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Marie B
35 contributions
Jun 2022
We weren't quite sure if this was going to be a 'kid thing' (it isn't just for kids) and were totally in awe of the magnificent displays explaining not only actual pirate history but the artifacts as well. Amazing! The room showing how the scientists are preserving what has been discovered at the bottom of the water was also intriguing. Well worth the stop!
Written 26 June 2022
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karen L
17 contributions
May 2022
I was very surprised at how good the museum was - it covered history and real artifacts. Very entertaining and educational.
Written 18 June 2022
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katjam
Guelph, Canada210 contributions
Jun 2022
This was the surprise of our recent group trip. This is not the Disney version of piracy. This is the real deal. Displays and recreations are fascinating and interesting. If interested, there is almost too much to take in. The video to start is helpful to orient your visit. Best of all, was seeing the original artifacts that come from the salvaged ship. The history and personalities are really brought to life. Then you conclude with the conservation process, and it just puts a bow on it all. The gift shop is nice, as well. A great spot for young and old.
Written 12 June 2022
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USABelgie
Tampa, FL451 contributions
May 2022
Probably one of the best museum of its kind. The artifacts are great, explanation is well done, overall a great experience. Minus points is the start of the visit during which a video is played with pending on noise in the room you won't be able to hear so that was a total waste of time. Also very disappointing that there's no staff to control the noise. Second minus point is that you aren't allowed to make pictures. Don't understand this as we come to see the real thing and picture on the internet wouldn't stop us from visiting the museum. This is old school thinking and doesn't make any longer sense.
Written 2 June 2022
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Linda P
Ballston Spa, NY387 contributions
May 2022 • Family
I had seen the displays at Provincetown when the mini museum was there and thought it was a bit go hum for such hype, but the big museum was quite impressive and covered the event and history leaving me kind of awed. Beautifully mounted and displayed artifacts, good sound tracks, just the right amplification, really liked the extra history, like why, who and maps. I give 4 stars because of the holes in knowing more about personal details. Maybe I missed something in a film but I wanted to know a lot more about how, where, seasonal progress of the excavation, and also about the crew and family repercussions. The left behind fiance, the black crew sold back into slavery from the other ships, the cost of raising a treasure, government interests and. expectations, like taxes.
Written 21 May 2022
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Travelinglizarded
Moneta, VA239 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
This is a fantastic collection. And to see actual pirate booty! We come here every time I come back to Cape Cod to visit my mom. There is always something new to see and they constantly add to the collection. Because they’re still diving on this pirate ship, amazing
Written 3 May 2022
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