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Address: 108 Crescent Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Phone Number: 860-887-2506
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Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum...

Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum awakens visitors to the richness and diversity of the human experience through art and history. For more than one hundred years, the Museum has displayed and interpreted the best examples of fine and decorative art, representing a broad range of world cultures of the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

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Incredible -- so much to take in, beautiful environment

Diverse historic art and relics, amazingly helpful staff, quality gift shop all housed in an impressive building. Incredible collections from many continents (actual ancient... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
wayne s
Greensboro, North Carolina

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Diverse historic art and relics, amazingly helpful staff, quality gift shop all housed in an impressive building. Incredible collections from many continents (actual ancient armor is fascinating) and broad range of artists and styles. Almost too much to take in during one visit. Well worth a return trip!

Thank wayne s
Lebanon, CT
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to take our school here every year and absolutely love it. It is full of interesting facts and wonderful statues among other things. We look forward to this trip every year. The students who go to NFA get to hold art classes in the museum where they get to draw the sculptures. Im sure other classes such as... More 

Thank Lyn-Ann F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My parents came to town for the afternoon; they are in their sixties, so they like to get out and see things, but they prefer them to be sedate and educational. The Slater Memorial Museum has enough in it to interest people of all ages. My father liked the antique pistol/rifle collection, my mother was impressed by the lacework display,... More 

Thank Rebecca H
Providence, Rhode Island
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I had the good fortune of attending Norwich Free Academy and having the Slater Musuem integrated into my education. I try to go back and visit the museum at least once a year. It has exhibits of both art and history? It is so much more than you might expect and for a nominal admission charge. Each time I go... More 

Thank John S
Hillsdale, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Found out about this museum while planning a trip to Mystic. Thought it might be a brief side trip, turned out that it was a highlight of our vacation. Amazing, eclectic collection reminded us of the original Barnes Museum. An incredible selection of plaster cast statues but there is a rich collection of 20th century art, interesting objects from around... More 

Thank GHamlet42
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very informative museum. Lots to look at and learn about. Cheap entry fee and lots of stuff, worth the trip if you are visiting the surrounding area. They have A LOT of worldly things from everywhere and thats what makes it legit for me. It's not local boring stuff.

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

one of only 2 high schools in the USA with its own museum! many rare plaster casts of famous statues from all over the world, great classic art and some local excellent artwork. This is worth a look!

Thank Cynten858
Lisbon, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This museum is well organized and well taken care of. NFA is lucky to have it! It has a nice gift shop and helpful staff.

Thank sjkrkk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

now handicapped accessible on top floor wich is fairly new. the art is something to behold. would fit someone looking for peace and quiet as well as being visually and historically stimulated. located on the Norwich Free Academy campus

Thank Mark O
Montville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

What a fabulous museum located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy. The museum contains a collection of treasures that belonged to the extremely wealthy Slater family. The Slater's were textile manufactures that lived in Norwich during the 1850s. By one account the Slater's were making the equivalent of twenty million dollars a year from textiles manufactured from cheap Southern... More 

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