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Whatcom Museum

121 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4497
+1 360-778-8930
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Interesting museum

Enjoyed learning of the history of this town and the City Hall. The third floor bird collection is... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Roseburg, Oregon
Where time stopped!

Lovely museum. Originally was the Bellingham City Hall. their photographic archive is wonderful... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Bellingham, Washington, USA
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Located in downtown Bellingham, WA, the Whatcom Museum features revolving exhibitions of fine art and Northwest history, educational and enteraining programs, Family Interactive Gallery, and an extensive photo archives.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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121 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4497
+1 360-778-8930
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Enjoyed learning of the history of this town and the City Hall. The third floor bird collection is amazing.

Thank 93,611
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Lovely museum. Originally was the Bellingham City Hall. their photographic archive is wonderful. You can get copies made etc.

Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 14 February 2017

As a kid I went to this museum in the 50's. Went again with my kids and with grandkids. I am not sure which time I was most thrilled. Worth the trip.

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This was my first visit to the Lightcatcher exhibit building of the Whatcom Museum. It is located a block away from the old red brick city hall building that houses the original museum. This new space is light and bright with a curved translucent wall...More

1  Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Whatcom Museum offers permanent and temporary exhibits about regional history, natural history, and art in three buildings, including the Old City Hall and the Lightcatcher, a lovely modern building. A Maritime History gallery opened this summer in the Old City Hall. That building also...More

1  Thank bellingham_10
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The museum is located downtown with lots of parking. The building is very attractive and very well maintained. Good history of Bellingham and excellent art and artifacts.

Thank David U
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Expensive for what it is. Still we found it interesting to learn about some of the earlier years in and around Bellingham Some interesting photography of early days. It saddened me to see photographs of massive beautiful trees which had been growing in the district..which...More

Thank david t
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We were visiting for a week and decided to check out this local museum. Half of the exhibits they advertised were packed up or "in migration". Not worth the $20 we paid to enter. Bird exhibit..one to no birds in display case. Sections closed off....More

Thank VA2NJ
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I have loved this building ever since I was a child. At that time it was free and the building was filled with amazing exhibits of Indian artifacts, rare bird eggs, birds and much more. Now the exhibits vary and there is a small admission...More

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 7 July 2016

It was neat to see photographs of Bellingham through the years. The museum is in two different buildings about a block apart. One building has a neat place for kids to play/do hands on activities and some unique artwork. The other is full of historical...More

2  Thank Lysette D
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