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Slater Memorial Museum

Address: 108 Crescent Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Phone Number: 860-887-2506
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Norwich
Type: Museums
Owner description: Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum awakens visitors to the richness...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: 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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Bronx, NY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We were staying at Foxwoods in December and the Native American Museum was closed for the season. The weather wasn't great and the museums in New London were also closed and so we decided to explore Norwich. More or less stumbled upon the Slater Museum and decided to invest the $3 each admission. Absolutely no regrets. Small but interesting collection... More 

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Lebanon, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

So many interesting things to look at and read about. Took a group of 1st through 3rd graders here for class trip, they enjoyed in immensley!

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Coronado, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I grew up in Norwich, went to NFA, and saw art and copies of well known sculptures done when you could make plaster of Paris casts of the originals. It was great to see the originals as we traveled the world. The "local" collections are excellent. So, if you are visiting the local casinos and want to take a break... More 

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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232 reviews 232 reviews
18 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife andI spent an hour here after doing some research and loved the place. It is well worth the modest entrance charge and where else can one see exact full size replicas of the Pieta, the Venus de Milo, Michelangelo's David, etc., etc. in the same building? We have been to the Vatican, the Louvre, the British Museum, Florence,... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great display and informative - interesting and thought -provoking - learned a lot and worth the time.

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Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The Slater Museum has been a supported favorite of mine for years. It's a wonderful place to learn sketching skills. In the permanent works: John Denison Crocker and William McCloy. The 70th CT artists exhibition, visited today, has an astonishing variety of media represented. It runs through March 21, 2014.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We visited the museum at an after hours for the Chamber of Commerce and it was beautiful. We enjoyed that there was art from students as well as famous artists. It was very unique. We loved it.

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mystic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I was so surprised to see much more than the plaster sculptures I had expected. There were many very interesting collections - well worth the money.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The cast gallery is always outstanding and some of the statues loaned to another museum have returned. There is not a lot of explanation so you have to know what you are looking at but its pleasant. The is much ado about the new glass front on the building as a large open space and the change to the gift... More 

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Only 15 minutes away from home and I had no idea how nice these museum would be.....my kids loved the "eye spy" activity.

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