We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Berkshire Museum

39 South St (Rte 7), Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-443-7171
Website
Improve this listing
79%
Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Pittsfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Aquariums, Museums
Attraction details

Hotels near Berkshire Museum

Write a Review

91 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    37
    35
    15
    3
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
New Jersey
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is a cute museum if you haven't been already. They are in the middle of changing around the displays, but kids will only really like the certain areas that mainly stay the same.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
43 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Great place to spend a half-day. Cool mix of natural history (lots of taxidermied animals), antiquities (even a mummy with an x-ray), Native American art (a real wigwam!). We were there during the "Festival of Trees," which gave a good sense of the organizations in the area. The aquarium is small and a little sad but fine for little kids.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had been to the Berkshire Museum a couple years ago for a gecko exhibit, yet I knew nothing of the Little Cinema until a friend mentioned that they were doing a Halloween movie showing (the previously unreleased in the US film House) on October 30th. It's a very nice little theater, and needs to be advertised more to attract... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rome, New York
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There was no motif that I could see. We had Feigenbaum Hall, which was a bunch of innovational models. We had the Worlds in Miniature, which consisted of model samples of topography and animals in various regions of the world. We had the Berkshire Backyard, with an extensive array of stuffed birds and some stuffed mammals. We had a display... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
momajtm
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Every summer we visit this family oriented museum and learn something. Once we learned about animation and then we learned about paper making and this year it was about butterflies.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Jersey
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The live butterfly display (small extra fee) was worthwhile, and the butterfly exhibits were well done. The rest of it, other than the Scout made wigwam, looked a bit tired. The aquarium needs more TLC.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited the Berkshire Museum with our adult daughter, son and 2 year old granddaughter on my recommendation of the butterfly exhibit. I had been to Magic Wings in South Deerfield, Mass some time back and was excited to see there was an exhibit local to our vacation spot. I didn't realize that the museum's exhibit was temporary and did... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Perhaps one of the best thing about this wonderful museum is the commitment and interest of the staff. They are determined to learn about the museum itself and to get every visitor involved. We had a splendid afternoon at the museum recently with our seven year old granddaughter. They had a butterfly exhibit staffed with careful and caring museum professionals... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Princeton, MA
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My GF and I, and my friend and his wife and 4 year old son stopped by this museum while in the Berkshires. We were expecting it to be just a museum about the Berkshires: Native American, Colonial, maybe a little geology/geography. Boy, were we surprised! It is a medium-sized Natural History/Art/Cultural etc. museum with an smallish aquarium, too! Inside... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
1,586 reviews 1,586 reviews
881 attraction reviews
1,502 helpful votes 1,502 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This old fashioned museum in downtown Pittsfield has science, nature, history and art exhibits. Interesting, but nothing really outstanding. Nice basement aquarium, collections of watches, shoes, etc. that have been donated. We wanted to see their permanent art collection--2 or 3 rooms, some well known artists; Rockwell, Moran, Church and many unknown. One room of a few pieces of modern... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Berkshire Museum also viewed

 
Lenox, Berkshires
 

Been to Berkshire Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing