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The Whale House Museum

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Market Square, Hermanus, South Africa
+27 28 313 0418
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Small but packed with facts

Great whale and dolphin information. Skeleton awesome, plus sound effects and video add to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
Hermanus the Whale watching experience of a lifetime and Whale House Museum to finish the expedition.

Hermanus the Whale watching experience of a lifetime!! This lovely seaside village is very popular... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Maxie L
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Market Square, Hermanus, South Africa
+27 28 313 0418
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great whale and dolphin information. Skeleton awesome, plus sound effects and video add to the story.

Thank 60tripper
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Hermanus the Whale watching experience of a lifetime!! This lovely seaside village is very popular with visitors as we have realized it ourselves. Unbelievable Whale watching even from the 12 kilometer cliff path or from the suites of some hotels. Cullinary experiences in Hermanus was...More

Thank Maxie L
Reviewed 14 October 2017

so what is the difference between whales and fish? this is the place to learn. Pop in and spend some time learning about the lovely whales that you will then go and study in the bay. Well worth R20

Thank Gooner_JT
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Information aimed at all ages encouraging further interest and exploration. The Museum is easily accessible on foot, located in the bustling center of Hermanus

Thank Lesa M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This museum is pretty and has some nice exhibits including a giant whale skeleton. At R20 it's very affordable and well worth a look around. It was especially nice learning about the different moves that whales perform near the coast as you watch them.

Thank _3_2_5_G_A_3_2_5_
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We recently visited Hermanus and popped in at the Whale museum. Admission is inexpensive at R5 for children and R20 fir adults. Some of the items were interesting, the kids loved the preserved "baby" whale in a bottle and also enjoyed posing in the submarine...More

Thank Yvonne V
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I take every opportunity to take my visitors to this museum. Especially children, who could learn a great deal from this experience. This little museum gives the visitor a wonderful insight about the beautiful Whale in every capacity.

Thank maritaFullerdeBeer
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The museum isn't very large which makes it nice to visit with kids who get bored quickly (I would imagine). The tickets cost only R20 per adult and we always support local initiatives like this, so we had to go. They are busy building a...More

Thank Chantelle_vdw
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

They are in the process of upgrading which is awesome. Considering it is just R20 to visit all 3 museums this is a very nice attraction. Go support them. Your kiddies will love the big whale skeleton.

Thank yolandegeel
Reviewed 23 August 2017

.....I believe that the most times that this place is visited is during the Whale Festival always at the end of September beginning of October every year! We visit Hermanus every year for the last 10 years during the Whale festival and this town gets...More

Thank Vernon W
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