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Bruce Museum

1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830
203-869-0376
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Greenwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Natural History Museums
Owner description: Explore Art and Science at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1... more » Owner description: Explore Art and Science at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. « less
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New York City, New York
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561 reviews 561 reviews
242 attraction reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

I am usually not impressed by the exhibits at Bruce: too much money spent with little result. But this time the museum has outdone itself: Northern Baroque Splendor. The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION from: LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna are currently on exhibit. Mostly Dutch and Flemish 17th Century paintings will keep you spell-bound for a while. Even if you don’t have... More

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Massapequa, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great museum, great town, lovely restaurants on Greenwich Ave.... fun day...lots of organic, healthy restaurants

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washington dc
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182 reviews 182 reviews
121 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

An odd but intriguing combination of art history display and natural history section, very conveniently located at exit 3 of I-95, Greenwich, CT. An easy but rewarding pit stop. Has good temporary exhibits. We came for the Mannerist and Baroque paintings in a traveling exhibit from Lichtenstein, which was outstanding, but unexpectedly got sidetracked for a few minutes into the... More

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Amagansett, NY USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

there is always something interesting going on at the museum. Worth a visit and fun for kids. Also there is a great park across the street for little ones

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Free admission because the main hall was being prepared for an exhibition. Still, we had a great time viewing Roz Chast's cartoon collection, Extreme Habitats and the permanent exhibits. My kids loved the dinosaur models and the birds, and especially the tank that had live horseshoe crab and other interesting crustaceans and fish. Hope to come back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've been to many art museums but not any that combines art exhibits with those of science and history. An aquarium was there as well with a docent explaining the life of horseshoe crabs. Wonderful display of Andrew Wyeth's art as well as textural art by another artist. Connecticut history and artifacts were well displayed. Welcoming staff was there to... More

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I used to come here every summer when I was a kid so I made a point of visiting when I was back in town. The volunteer (or employee?) running the desk was more interested in whoever was on the phone than in us, so we had to wait while she advised them a good restaurant in town, its address,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Something for everyone! Great sampling of manmade and natural art. The colorful mineral exhibit is worth the visit by itself. Marvelous gift shop.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I grew up going to the Bruce Museum and I have always been a fan of their rocks that glowed under a black-light and hands on Native American exhibit, but my last visit to the Bruce took the cake. It had been over 10 years since my last visit to the Bruce when a friend asked me to come along... More

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We enjoyed the eclectic mix at this museum. Our favorite exhibit was of the teenage art work. The Beijing-New York exhibit was different.

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