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Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, Nantucket

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
At Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, learn about the island’s history of basket weaving, its origins and usage. The small museum boasts a permanent continuously expanding collection of lightship baskets--from those made in the whaling era to some contemporary examples. Look for the tools from the workshop of Jose Formoso Reyes, the famous 20th century basket maker. Watch the documentary explaining the making process and the similarities and differences compared to Native American and New Hampshire farm baskets. The museum keeps the tradition alive by organizing weaving courses. Plan your Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Nantucket using our Nantucket holiday planner.
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  • 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 admissi...  read more »
  • 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! 
  • 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 thim...  read more »
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