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Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

49 Union St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3869
+1 508-228-1177
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Easy walk from ferry

We walked to the museum down Union St. Beautiful gardens on both sides, flowers everywhere, and an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KMc4528
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Extremely interesting

This is a great diversion on a rainy afternoon. The movie was informative and should not be missed... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Michael C
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New York City, New York
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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“short movie” (2 reviews)
“gift shop” (2 reviews)
“weave” (3 reviews)
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49 Union St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3869
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+1 508-228-1177
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked to the museum down Union St. Beautiful gardens on both sides, flowers everywhere, and an easy walk! However sidewalk is narrow and we did need to walk in the street in a place or two, so not recommended for strollers/toddlers. We returned via...More

Thank KMc4528
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great diversion on a rainy afternoon. The movie was informative and should not be missed. All of the staff are charming and knowledgeable. It's quite small but full of goodies!

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Didn't know before that what is now a highly sought after craft and artwork started as utilitarian baskets made on the lightships to while away the hours. Very good short movie, beautiful exhibits, local artisans working who explain the process. (for your info - A...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This little museum was a walk-to destination for us. It's in a residential section at a funky intersection. They have great parking if you drive. To be a small place, we had a long visit. The staff are very friendly and love talking about the...More

1  Thank Josh W
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This small museum devoted to explaining how these lightship baskets were and are made. Local basket maker was there to show all steps in the process. Exhibits carefully done.

Thank ClaudiusIV
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A museum which is dedicated to the Nantucket basket. They had a charming 91 year old man actually making a basket when we visited. There is a short 20 minute film. The museum is small. Only $5 admission fee. Doesn't take very long to complete...More

Thank RobertS975
Reviewed 5 July 2016

A small museum with a big passion for lightship baskets! Be sure to take at least a few minutes and visit this quaint spot. Admission is $5/person and well worth it!

Thank Angie711
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Nantucket is known for it's baskets. One trip to the Lightship Basket Museum is all it takes to be totally amazed by the detail and workmanship that went into these baskets. One was as small as a thimble and the largest, a person could climb...More

Thank LizandGil
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

They have a wide array of goodies, some very inexpensive and some "fagettaboutit," works of arts. It is both a shop and a small historical museum and kind of an art gallery. Another Do Not Miss place on the island.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Small museum with interesting story of the Nantucket basket. We had only a short time to visit, but was worth the $5 admission.

Thank Shap1975
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