Whale Museum in Westcliff, Hermanus, Western Cape
Hermanus is a small coastal village, about an hours’ drive from Cape Town, which is famous for being one of the top whale watching spots in the world. By the early 1990’s whales became the chosen tourist attraction and the Whale Museum has one of the best close up whale watching spots, with a telescope, in town.
The Whale Museum was opened to inform and educate local visitors, learners, as well as international tourists, who view the beautiful whales in Walker Bay. The Museum is entirely dedicated to whale exhibits, in particular, the Southern Right Whale. It’s most treasured exhibit is the full-size Southern Right whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling displaying the incredible scale and wonder of these marine mammals.
The Museum may be small, but offers an incredible amount of information on the mysteries of these incredible sea creatures behaviour, migration, diet, reproduction and communication. In addition, visitors will learn about the other marine animals that live in symbiosis with them.
Fishermen’s Village is also home to the De Wet’s Huis Photographic Museum, be sure to also pop in here to view the photographic exhibition of “Old Hermanus”!
Things to see and do
- Southern Right Whale Skeleton
- Natural & Cultural Exhibition Hall
- Audio Visual “Whale Show” Video
- Fisherman’s Village
- De Wet's Huis Photographic Museum
- Whale Watching Spot
Prices are subject to change, please confirm directly with the Museum
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