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Go back in time and see how the original lightship baskets are made!

This is a small museum, but lays a solid groundwork for visiting the Whaling Museum and seeing their collection, also. It is a wonderful place for all ages. With a video presentation on the history of the the lightship basket, a reproduced workshop of one of the master craftsmen, and displays from start to finish, it is a well-rounded display of one of Nantucket’s legacies to the rest of the world.

About the Museum: The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum promotes the awareness and appreciation of lightship baskets and their makers, by educating and engaging the public about the complexity of this art form unique to Nantucket, and placing it within a broader context of related crafts.

$7.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Children ages 6-17

Admission is free to members
Reduced admission available for children
Group tours and events by special arrangement
Just a five minute walk from Main Street

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