The Whydah Pirate Museum in West Yarmouth officially opened its doors to the public in June of 2016. The museum is home to thousands of items from the Whydah and houses the largest collection of pirate artifacts recovered from a single shipwreck anywhere in the world.
Built within the existing structure of the old Zooquarium, the West Yarmouth museum contains multiple exhibit wings, the bell theater room, a walk-through partial replica of the Whydah Gally, a gift shop and bookstore, and the SeaLab and Learning Center—the museum’s onsite conservation laboratory. The museum is a state-of-the-art facility with LED theater lighting, flatscreen displays, and surround sound speakers.
As artifacts are continuously excavated, new exhibits are added to the Whydah Pirate Museum every year. The West Yarmouth museum is still relatively new with additional museum wings and an outdoor area planned for future development.
Since opening, the Whydah Pirate Museum, has been visited by hundreds of thousands of guests from every state in the United States, and dozens of countries worldwide. The museum has received numerous awards and critical acclaim for its preservation and presentation of the world’s first discovered pirate ship.
The staff and owners of the Whydah Pirate Museum are grateful to be part of the Yarmouth and greater Cape Cod community and look forward to providing the public with many years of education, enlightenment, and enjoyment.