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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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Not that exciting

This is one of three museums in close proximity to one another (see also the Old Harbor and De Wets... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GDay1044
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Durban, South Africa
Nice for a short stop

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

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Spelios
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Beveren, Belgium
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Market Square, Hermanus, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Most exhibits seem old & outdated.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
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Cheap entrance, but needs revitalising. Some of the exhibits are poor but there is scope to improve and upgrade. Think about adding.....some art? ..and some more modern features.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Unless you don't know that a whale isn't a fish I'd save your money for elsewhere. There is a nice skeleton on a right whale though.

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 23 December 2016

R20 entrance fee for adults and R5 for children - this museum was rather disappointing with one TV screen showing videos of whales and then a few pictures on the walls. That was it. Various children electronic equipment under construction. Not much else there, can't...More

Thank Stanley466
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

It's small, cheap and central taking up one of the old cottages in the harbour square. Children (and adults) can learn more from reading the boards around the clifftop path and watching the whales in action. The Southern Right is the star using the bay...More

Thank postscript65
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