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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Make this a stop while you are in the Berkshires...

As many of the places I like, this is another gem in the Berkshires, and it still astounds me when I ask friends or locals, if they have been here and they say no. Really? Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robert B
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family enjoyed this museum in a quaint town. We spent a long weekend in the mountains with absolutely zero snow or the possibility of snow. It was no problem at all touring around the area. It was a beautiful area to see, even without the snow. We will definitely return in the summer and or the winter.

Thank KevChatham
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As many of the places I like, this is another gem in the Berkshires, and it still astounds me when I ask friends or locals, if they have been here and they say no. Really? Not just a museum, they have all sorts of programs and events. If you have not gone, or it's been a few years, go take... More 

Thank Robert B
Bayville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with 5 and 3 years old kids and they loved the museum. They had the Christmas tree special with special Western theme exhibits, toys, movies, animals, dress ups. The permanent exhibits are great, especially the aquarium and the natural history ones. My kids spent a lot of time in the Smithsonian playroom, great building and science toy selection... More 

Thank viganiko
NYC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cutting right to the chase: this museum has a LOT to offer despite it's relatively small size. The collections are intriguing and lovingly presented. There are plenty of hands-on interactive exhibits for youngsters and plenty to engage adults, too. The museum's collection of local fauna alone is worth the visit. Leave yourself a solid hour or so to explore -... More 

Thank Michael C
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like pretension, steer clear. You might want to plan another activity. We couldn't believe how much we enjoyed the Berkshire Museum. We had a ball. The exhibitions are accessible and interesting. I particularly enjoyed "Berkshire "Backyard," which showed native plants, birds, insects, and small mammals. Interactive exhibits included identifying scat and bird calls, to name two. My husband,... More 

Thank CleanWouldBeNice
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

For a small town in Western Massachusetts, Pittsfield offers a surprising number of cultural institutions. The Bershire Museum offers fine art, natural history and an aquarium. A great way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day. We went during the Christmas season when they have Christmas trees uniquely decorated in the museum's special exhibit theme, which this... More 

Thank travelmpq
Dallastown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Very nice museum that has a little bit of everything. The displays are presented well and there is typically a theme as with most museums. Worth the afternoon we spent there during our Thanksgiving get away.

Thank FSnyderJr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We went to the museum and thoroughy enjoyed ourselves. There is a little bit of everythig. If you have small children it is perfect. I just loved the Christmas trees and the history of cowboys,

Thank cardifftravellers
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

If you compare it to a big city museum, you'll be disappointed... but it's quite nice, and you won't need all day to do it - or be exhausted. Several things to keep kids interested.

Thank David Z
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This museum has interaction for all ages is handicap accessible friendly atmosphere great for adults and children

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