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Slater Memorial Museum

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

A recent visit to the Slater Memorial Museum found us in the middle of the 71st Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition which began February 8 and will run through March 20... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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New London, Connecticut
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New London, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A recent visit to the Slater Memorial Museum found us in the middle of the 71st Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition which began February 8 and will run through March 20, 2015. Its an exhibit featuring Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Watercolor, Drawing, Pastel and Mixed Media, altogether totaling 145 pieces of artwork. There are timeless exhibits throughout the museum as well, along... More 

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Norwich
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Gem of a museum on the NFA campus. Locals don't know what they have. What they have is a world class museum with "one of a kind" castes made in Europe, shipped over in boats almost 80 years ago and reassembled on the schools campus. A must see and you'll want to go back again and again. New exhibits as... More 

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Bronx, NY
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29 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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29 helpful votes 29 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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18 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 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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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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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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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
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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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