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Worcester Art Museum

55Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609
508-799-4406
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Ranked #2 of 28 Attractions in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: Worcester Art Museum's collection represents over five thousand years of art history and ranges from objects from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to... more »
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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If visiting Boston with transportation, it's well worth while to drive out to visit Worcester Art Museum, about 35 mins on Mass Turn pike. There are some very good restaurants close by and the cafe in the Museum is very good too. It's grander than one expects, well kept up, with a very good collection. Worcester was once a very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What an incredible Museum this is!! We had guests from out of town, and went to see the Knights! exhibit for the 4th time. Each time i go, i see something new and add an additional layer to my experience. I highly recommend this Museum, whether you are local or visiting from out of town. It so manageable in one... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This museum is like a little Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Just without the stuffy atmosphere and expensive parking. The parking was free! We drove out from Boston to visit after seeing it on a local travel show. I was also excited to see them add the Higgins Armory Gallery. They have small collections from all periods of art. They... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

For the month of August 2014 the Worcester Art Museum is offering free admission for all. I hadn't been in a very long time and thought it would be a good time to see it again especially with the recent addition of the Higgin's Armory display. We were extremely happy with what we saw. How the W.A.M. brought the Higgin's... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

WAM people are doing an excellent job promoting interest in art, art history and culture in general. It's a relatively small museum, but it has everything - works of art from all historic periods and most places on earth. Still one day might not be enough to enjoy everything it has to offer, because there are special exhibitions and all... More

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There are many things to touch BUT you aren't supposed to! Kids who understand are fine. Kids who don't understand are not fine. Month of August 2014 is FREE! There is a good knights' display with a little dress up/book area. You can put your hand into an actual gauntlet. There are quite a few works of art from very... More

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We thouroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum. It is a GREAT overview of the world of art. We came to see the exhibit of knights, armor & weapons, and it was excellent! We were very impressed with the physical layout of the museum... upon entering, you are in a very large and beautiful Renaissance court. Turn a corner and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went to the Worcester Art Museum for the first time this month. It was an unexpected pleasure to find the variety of art collections in this museum. It's like a smaller version of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with samples of Eqyptian, Greek, Roman, East Asian, Central and South American art as well as European and American arts.... More

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Newton, New Jersey
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I grew up in Worcester County, but it took me 50+ years to make my first visit to the WAM. Wonderful museum; a little of everything to give one a fine overview of the history of art and culture. Best contemporary art collection I have ever seen---the variety of pieces really helped me understand contemporary art in a way I... More

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Tucson Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We've been going to Worcester every year since 2001, and every year at the top of our list, is a visit to this Museum of Art. We have loved it. Found solace, tranquility, peace and calmness there, especially since we come to Worcester to deal with a stressful situation. Being among the masterpieces in this museum, with the very nice... More

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