Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, Nantucket

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History Museum
The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum features permanent and changing exhibitions that will fascinate both children and adults. Permanent exhibits are devoted to the history of Nantucket lifesaving, famous shipwrecks and rescues around the island, life-saving equipment, daily routine at life-saving stations, and the United States Coast Guard today.

From a collection of over 5,000 artifacts, other highlights of the museum include period surfboats, beach carts, vintage photographs, and a Fresnel lenses from Brant Point Lighthouse and another from Great Point Light.
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  • Found this place on a bike trip around Nantucket. My favorite place to see! Nice people that work there and take you around. They are knowledgeable and pleasant. Great stories and artifacts.  more »
  • The Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum is a gem. It has films, interesting historical exhibits, maps and charts. It reminds one that Nantucket is an island. The people there are knowledgable and gracious.  more »
  • Did you know that there were over 600 shipwrecks around Nantucket? This museum is a gem that shouldn't be missed. halfway to 'Sconset on the Polpis Road, it is a great stop on your bike trip to 'Scons...  more »