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“Interesting Museum”

The Whale House Museum
Ranked #28 of 57 things to do in Hermanus
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed April 4, 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 March 16, 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 real small submarine to explore the ocean depths. It would need some more funding to be completed. When you buy the ticket, it is also valid for the photographic museum next door, with old photos tracking the history of fishermen and whalers since the 1800".

Thank sevalex
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Reviewed March 4, 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 March 3, 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 February 2, 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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