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Berkshire Museum

39 South St (Rte 7), Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-443-7171
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Pittsfield
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Aquariums, Museums
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Tyringham
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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

"Berkshire Collects" opened January 25 and will be there until May 11, 2014. Had heard it was a great eclectic exhibit of things people in the Berkshires collect and is so true. People do collect the darndest things from clothes brushes to ink wells to pocket books and mini books even food grinders! Display in four galleries is funky fun... More

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Hopkinton, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Interesting museum with an eclectic mix of attractions. The aquarium was better than expected, especially the frogs. The Hudson River School paintings were nice. Some of the hands-on exhibits looked like they would be good for kids. The Berkshire Innovators exhibit was OK. A lot of reviewers raved about the paper exhibit, but we didn't see it so I don't... More

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New Hartford, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
21 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Very welcoming to toddlers. Friendly staff upon arrival. Just enough exhibits to interest a 2 and 4 year old. Many stations for them to explore including a play area with blocks. They really enjoyed the art station and imagination station. Cute gift shop too. Highly recommend for a few hours of fun with kids.

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New Jersey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We vacationed in the Berkshires in Oct & stopped into the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield one rainy afternoon toward the end of our stay. We were pleasantly surprised. Like many other things we found in the area, the museum focused in quality – presenting a small number of things very well – not so much the big is beautiful philosophy... More

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We have been to this museum many times and wanted to stop by to the annual Festival of Trees. The theme was Past, Present, & Future and it didn't seem like an inspirational theme since the trees were underwhelming this year. My children liked the typewriters at the end where visitors are encouraged to write a letter to the museum,... More

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Really enjoyed the Egyptian Artifacts including and especially the real mummy . The museum is downtown and within walking distance to restaurants and lodging.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

An amazing place to take the family. The exhibits are well done and interesting. The mini aquarium is very enjoyable. The museum has some wonderful treasures.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have been members (we = my wife and I, our daughter and grandsons) for many years now. I feared as the grandsons got older that the Museum would lose it's charm. I was severely mistaken! The constant changing of major exhibits enhances the museums ability to continue to attract us year after year. Keep it up!!

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Not sure how the current exhibits will stand up to the inevitable upstaging by the "trees," but today, for us, the Berkshire Museum was amazing. Thank you!!!

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New Bedford,MA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We didn't stop here on our last trip to the Berkshires. Glad we did this time. Made for a very enjoyable morning. Paper exhibit is fabulous. Lots of diverse exhibits. No parking lot, so don't waste your time looking for one. Grab a spot on the street - free for 90 min. -don't overstay- heard that they check, so move... More

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