The painting is longer than the Empire State Building is tall and you can see it soon thanks to the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

The process to evaluate and restore "Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage Round the World," has been underway for a decade, with serious restoration work going on at the Whaling Museum since last fall...and now it's ready to be seen!

This panorama shows whaling voyages around the world and was first created back in 1848.

Courtesy New Bedford Whaling Museum

Since then it has traveled on trains and wagons, been rolled and unrolled and even almost destroyed at one point.

Luckily it was saved and painstaking restored so we can all experience this amazing work of art at Killburn Mill at 127 West Rodney French Blvd in New Bedford.

Why the Killburn Mill?

Well the painting is so long, there's no space in the Whaling Museum...it needs a space all it's own.

So starting this Saturday you can see it for yourself through October 8th. And it is free to the public every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week.

It all starts this Saturday July 14th with a family day where there are activities for the kids, live performances and food trucks. Plus Fun 107 live from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Schedule of Activities

10 am – 3 pm
Two Sisters LLC Food Tent
Izzy’s Restaurant Food Truck
Del’s Lemonade
Acushnet Creamery (cash only)
New Bedford Whaling Museum Store
10:30 am & 2:00 pm
Keith Leaf’s Juggling & Comedy Show
11 am – 12 pm
Silly Sally’s Entertainment Magic & Puppet Show
11 am – 1 pm
New Bedford Art Museum/ARTWORKS! “artMOBILE”
12 pm – 1 pm
Silly Sally’s Entertainment Bubble Show
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Keith Leaf’s Stilt Walking
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Silly Sally’s Entertainment Caricature Art

Experience this one-of-a-kind work of art for yourself starting July 14th.