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Berkshire Museum

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Address: 39 South St (Rte 7), Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone Number: +1 413-443-7171
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Established by Zenas Crane in 1903, Berkshire Museum integrates art...
Established by Zenas Crane in 1903, Berkshire Museum integrates art, history, and natural science in a wide range of programs and exhibitions that inspire educational connections between the disciplines. In association with the Smithsonian since 2013, Berkshire Museum is part of a select group of museums, cultural, educational, and arts organizations that share the Smithsonian's resources with the nation. Located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, at 39 South St., the Berkshire Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $13 adult, $6 child; Museum members and children age 3 and under enjoy free admission.
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A Museum for the Whole Family- And It's Interactive!

Berkshire Museum has a great Asian show up right now. It is worth a visit. It covers art from China, Japan, Thailand, Tibet and is a lot of fun. Why? Because there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Berkshire Museum has a great Asian show up right now. It is worth a visit. It covers art from China, Japan, Thailand, Tibet and is a lot of fun. Why? Because there are interactive experiences scattered throughout the exhibit. You can try your hand at Japanese brush stroke painting in one area. Or make a puppet in another. The museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Although small, this is a great museum to bring children to. There are areas which are interactive and educational as well as areas that are perfect for discussing past cultures and artist work.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Really fun museum........good collection of "oddities" combined with excellent art exhibit. For families with children there were very good interactive displays.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Plenty of exhibits and things to see. There is usually a featured exhibit, but the standard displays are always a welcome site.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Located in the center of Pittsfield Ma lies a true gem. The Berkshire Museum is a wonderful place greeted on the outside by Wally the Dinosaur one would think this is a kids museum. You would only be partly correct there is something for everyone. For kids there are labs and animals and an aquarium with turtles and fish to... More 

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Adams, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I go here all the time, need it be with my family or friends. They switch it up all the time and when they have the Christmas tree display from other countries, its just beautiful.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

its a good museum for mostly childrn, has awsome displays and art pieces. they also have statues, i espeshally liked them. oh and they also has a mummy.

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Pittsfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As a local, I have seen and heard the same things here for most of my life. They had the stuffed birds, the gems, and the panoramas of various parts of the world. Downstairs is the aquarium. Yadda yadda yadda yawwwwwn. But they have revamped the layout and brought out some older things they haven't shown before (the shockingly enormous... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Interesting, eclectic collection for a small museum. Great history of the area. If you are against taxidermy, this is not a museum for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great Asian exhibit just opened. Very tastefully done. Focus on adults but they always consider the kids with stations where they can create things. Rest of museum is god too.

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Additional Information about Berkshire Museum

Address: 39 South St (Rte 7), Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone Number: +1 413-443-7171
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Pittsfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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