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Currier Museum of Art

Address: 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104
Phone Number: 603-669-6144
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Central NH
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place: the Currier is truly a world-class museum in our little state. We recently discovered that New Hampshire residents are able to gain free admittance if they arrive on Saturday mornings before 10:00 and show a picture identification verifying their New Hampshire status. What more can one ask?

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

HI PhineastheCat and thanks for the kind review. Just so you and everyone else knows, our free to New Hampshire residents hours actually run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, so you have two hours to get in for free and can stay the whole day, if you want! Come by this weekend for the opening of our new... More 

Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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322 reviews 322 reviews
84 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My Wife and 26 YO Daughter have a lot of history of actually visiting the major museums of the world. Recently they decided to enjoy the Escher Exhibit. They arrived shortly after 12 PM and were told that the passes that they had received from our local Museum were not valid. My Wife responded that, as such she would just... More 

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello Michael: Thank you for your candid review of the Currier. We do appreciate constructive feedback from our visitors and you will hear from our Guest Services team within the next few days to get more information from you. I know that last year you gave the Currier a five-star review, so we obviously fumbled in a big way during... More 

Hancock, New Hampshire
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94 reviews 94 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We paid our first visit to the Currier to see the Escher exhibit. It was fantastic. We had a pleasurable experience other than a rather rude woman working at the front desk. We were glad to know NH residents have special discounts.

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello varneykr: Thanks for your review and our apologies for any issues experienced during your recent visit. We experienced massive attendance during the last week of the Escher exhibition and it certainly taught us many lessons we can apply to help manage future "blockbuster" exhibitions. We hope you'll stop by again in the future, and yes, NH residents get free... More 

Hooksett, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

You need to visit this GEM, truly one of best smaller museums in the entire Northeast. The exhibits are just wonderful, the staff is extremely helpful. Stay for lunch and the food and prices are GREAT.

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hi Rmac34: We love our Winter Garden Café team and the food they serve. The menu just changed recently, so there's lots of new stuff to try. Related to this, visitors who want to just eat at the Café or make a purchase in the Museum Shop can do so without having to pay Museum general admission. See you again! More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went here for the MC Escher exhibit. The exhibit was wonderful. Nice presentation of all artwork and sculptures. It was very busy when I was there but the staff got people in rather quickly for the length of the line we were in. Very organized. The parking lot is quite small so be prepared to park on the street and... More 

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hi 900Paula2011: It's great to hear that you came up from Providence to see the Escher show and that you had an enjoyable visit. You're right about the parking lot, but we are very fortunate to have lots of free street parking all around the Museum. Please visit us again! More 

Camden, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Full disclosure - I'm a long time member as well as a docent for the Currier but I'm also a museum-goer in general so I have a good basis for comparison. This is a great place to visit with a varied but manageable collection, lots of interesting temporary exhibitions, a wonderful cafe, a good shop and a very cool building.... More 

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Albany, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

In the middle of Manchester, New Hampshire, is a museum which currently features a cross-section of classic art, both modern and European. The Currier Museum of Art has an exhibit of Escher's works which is titled "Reality and Illusion". Even if you are not familiar with art you will recognize his work. This is the artist who fools your mind... More 

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by for a visit from Albany. Our Escher show closes on Jan. 5, so you made it just in time! Please visit again! More 

Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The recent Escher display was amazing. The regular displays, however, are worth a regular visit. The museum is free to NH residents on Saturday morning......why not take advantage of this? There are beautiful displays of a variety of art, and free parking available.

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hi Nancy G: Thanks for the positive review about our permanent collection. We are always adding new works (quite a few will appear in February), so stop by again! More 

Concord, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The currier museum is a huge asset to NH and to Manchester, they have a top notch art collection, that one may not expect to find on a side street in Manchester NH. Their collection ranges from Dutch Masters, to Calder sculptures, to an entire Frank Lloyd Write house, perfectly preserved that you can tour. Always friendly staff, beautifully laid... More 

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hi Karina: Thanks for the five-star review just in time for the holidays. One of the things the Currier strives for is a positive visitor experience, so I'm glad to hear you had a good time and even had the chance to see the Zimmerman House. Stop by again sometime! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A lovely art museum in downtown Manchester. Do not miss the Wyeth and the Sargent. We thoroughly enjoyed our time.

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hi Marissa52: Thanks for the five-star review! You're not alone in loving the Sargent and Wyeth paintings. Stop by again when you're in town, and happy holidays! More 

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