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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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Just Wikipedia the info, it will be a better use of your time.

A small museum which is in dire need of updating. The content was interesting of course, but I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doha, Qatar
via mobile
In dire need of an overhaul!

Yes, the entrance fee gets you into 3 museums, but my heart sank as I entered the first one... the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Market Square, Hermanus, South Africa
+27 28 313 0418
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small museum which is in dire need of updating. The content was interesting of course, but I felt like I took a time machine to the 1980s - I was just reading information from the walls. Please make your museum more interactive - there's...More

Thank r0shik0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, the entrance fee gets you into 3 museums, but my heart sank as I entered the first one... the one that received better reviews than the others. So much can be done to both educate and engage - and in my opinion, so many...More

1  Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

As a great fan and supporter of museums from all over the world I found my visit to this place (definitely not worthy of being called a museum) a waste of time and money. Places like this is the reason why kids don't bother to...More

Thank carlo n
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Not the greatest museum. Very small museum and entrance fee also buy you access to the old harbour museum. Spend max 30 minutes here. Bulk of the "interactive" displays where out of order. Did not keep the kids attention for 10 minutes.

Thank 148leons
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is one of three museums in close proximity to one another (see also the Old Harbor and De Wets Photo Museums) linked in that the 20 Rand entrance fee entitles you to visit all three - this section focuses on Whales and has a...More

Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A nice museum for a short stop in Hermanus. A little old fashioned, but good explanation about the whales.

Thank Spelios
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Visited one half of the museum close to the dock/ramp. Charming staff and exhibit with whale bones to handle and brutal harpoon to remind us how blessed we are that whaling has all but disappeared.

Thank mysaddlebags
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The entrance fee was very cheap. The museum could do with a revamp/upgrade. Most exhibits seem old & outdated. A fresh modern look could add some "colour" to the place The Whale Skeleton is the only highlight. The kids enjoyed it.

Thank Thirusha V
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A must visit place in Hermanus, showing everything you would want to know about Whales. We would recommend a visit.

Thank malc1005
Reviewed 27 February 2017

There are two highlights to this museum, the huge Southern Right skeleton hanging in Whale House and the De Wets Photo Museum just opposite. These and the Old Harbour Museum are all part of the same complex and the inexpensive entry fee covers visits to...More

Thank Julian B
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