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Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

49 Union St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3869
+1 508-228-1177
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Made from a mold.

This little museum was a walk-to destination for us. It's in a residential section at a funky... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Josh W
via mobile
Baskets to love.

This small museum devoted to explaining how these lightship baskets were and are made. Local... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 Jan 2017
“Made from a mold.”
22 Oct 2016
“Baskets to love.”
49 Union St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3869
+1 508-228-1177
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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

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 6 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 30 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 24 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
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

I took my two daughters ages 11 and 8 to this museum and we had an incredible time ! A woman named Ashley greeted us .. She was informative and kind she passed us off to an older gentlemen and he has us watch a...More

Thank Hope N
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The museum is a wonderful look into the history of Nantucket Lightship basket making. I have always been fascinated by the craft and learned a lot about the history and the weavers and some of the techniques. After going here, you'll never look at a...More

Thank elitetrav
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This museum visit was well worth our time and effort. This type of basket-making is island related and has been done for years. Beautiful craft.

Thank Beth W
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