The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Tours at the Whatcom Museum

Currently the Whatcom Museum is not offering public or private docent tour bookings of the galleries and exhibitions. However, the Museum is pleased to offer curator-led tours of our current exhibition, Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest.

Tours with Curator of Art Amy Chaloupka
Thursdays, May 20, June 24, July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 16, and Oct. 7, 12:15pm and 2pm
Included with admission/Free to members
We’re excited to offer in-person curator tours of Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about the artists and artwork featured in this stunning exhibition from the Museum’s Curator of Art, Amy Chaloupka, who organized this exhibition in partnership with Museum of Glass, galleries, and individual artists. Tours last one hour, will be limited to six people per tour, and require pre-registration. Participants will need to wear face coverings while visiting the Museum and participating in the tour.


City of Bellingham Self-Guided Historic Tours

While we aren’t offering tours of our buildings, you can go on a self-guided outdoor walking tour of Bellingham. Experience the evolution of downtown Bellingham through historic photographs available as an interactive story map on your smart phone (or on your desktop computer if you want an armchair tour). You will see how downtown has changed since the first settlers arrived in 1852. Photos are from the Whatcom Museum’s Photo Archives. To take the tour visit

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