Consisting of three historic building namely the Lightcatcher, Old City Hall and the Syre Education Center, the Whatcom Museum will give you can insight of the history, art and culture of the Northwest region. The 180-feet long and 37-feet high translucent wall of the Lightcatcher is the highlight of the Whatcom Museum owing to its ability to catch sunlight. Sprawling over 42 thousand square feet, this building features the natural resources of the region. The Old City Hall boasts of its central clock tower and the Victorian Cuppolas; one of its exhibits is John M. Edson Hall of Birds featuring mounted birds. The Syre Education Center is famous for its photo archives on the second floor.
How to Reach Whatcom Museum
- Buses 50, 232 to stop : Prospect St at Flora St
- Bus 15 to stop : Grand Ave at Flora St
- Bus 3 to stop : Champion St at Prospect St
Whatcom Museum Reviews & Ratings
Interesting but troubling local artist exhibit. Personally didn't care for it. Need things to unite us, but continue to separate us.
It's been awhile since I've been there but I remember being impressed by the history of the area and the wildlife display. A good museum. Worth a look.
Interesting exhibition on the history of logging, and love the extensive bird exhibits on the third floor.
Excellent local museum and a great venue for a party.
A beautiful & well preserved historic building in the cozy cute town of Bellingham. The Whatcom Museum (Old City Hall) is a local gem and worth an afternoon of exploring. Free parking is limited but there's ample street parking. Wonderful chamber music concert venue for the Bellingham Chamber Music Society!