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Worcester Art Museum

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Address: 55Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609
Phone Number: 508-799-4406
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This central Massachusetts museum houses a collection that includes works...
This central Massachusetts museum houses a collection that includes works by European and American artists as well as Asian, Greek and Roman art.
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Excellent small museum

Well-curated regional museum with a good representation of most European eras of painting. Nice gift shop and very friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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New Market, Maryland
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New Market, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Well-curated regional museum with a good representation of most European eras of painting. Nice gift shop and very friendly staff.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Whenever I have guests from out of town I always bring them here. Many years ago one friend upon visiting was amazed at how wonderful this museum was and asked me how many people lived in Worcester. This museum is a gem. The Flora in Winter is an especially nice escape for people as local clubs and florists design floral... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Worcester Art Museum is a lovely museum in a small city. Almost as good as the MFA in Boston, though much smaller. For some people, this is better, because it can be seen in a day. Great exhibits as well.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I think it's first Saturday of the month, and must enter before noon, but it's free - it's even worth the $ if it's not that time - amazing artists - I've brought my children as youngsters and they totally enjoyed themselves

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a small, but nonetheless, beautiful museum with many significant works and an impressive gallery. I've been visiting since I was a child and always look forward to the next visit. The special exhibits are wonderful such as their presentation last year of the "60's". The photographs, sound clips, and videos took me right back. Extremely enjoyable. Their incorporation... More 

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Upton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Always good ,but now that they've added the Higgins armor it's even better. Great way to spend an afternoon. The docents are friendly and helpful. Nice gift shop.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Eerily empty and an undistinguished collection. Dusty relic of the past, and it appears their classes are overpriced for the economic level of the community.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Not to be compared with major museums like Boston or Guggenheim in NYC, this is a lovely small museum just off the highway in Worcester, MA. They have events and varying exhibits so check what's in house during your visit. The museum building itself is lovely and easy to navigate, there is an elevator as well but it's quite walkable.... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Whether you're looking for American art, modern art, sculpture or classical European painting, you'll find a fine selection of great art here in downtown Worcester. Located a few blocks from Lincoln Square and Worcester Tech, this mid-sized museum has combined the old Higgins armor collection with the bequests and purchases that have been accumulated for over a century. The building... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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33 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

If you're in Worcester and have a few hours to spare, check this place out It is a small museum and you can see everything in 2 to 3 hours, but what they have is excellent, with works by artists such as Picasso, Monet, Gaugin, Copley, Warhol among many others. There were also works from China, ancient Rome, Egypt, Medieval... More 

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