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Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Phone Number: 617-267-9300
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10:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat - Tue 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses...
Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.
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very nice museum

The museum had many different and diverse displays of art. you can travel around the world and through time going through museums rooms.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Belmont, New Hampshire
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Belmont, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The museum had many different and diverse displays of art. you can travel around the world and through time going through museums rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It's accessible and easy to get around and find the different rooms, unlike so many other museums which are mazes. The exhibits are very well done, visually informative; you can see the progress in art and history combined as you proceed. Some outstanding works here: not to be missed!

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Somerset, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great Museum and great area to eat. They often have special exhibits which are a little more but generally with it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We planned a special day to go around the Hollywood glamour exhibit... We weren't disappointed by what we saw but we were disappointed by how little there was to see... The advertising made it seem like a large exhibit that would take longer then 10 minutes to see. It turned out being a room about 60ft by 20 ft and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Plan at least 2-3 hours for visit. Interesting exhibition with Boston like accent :) The most memorable - home interior of oldest Boston families - defiantly worth to visit to learn smth about this beautiful city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We were here on a Sunday afternoon and definitely could have allotted more time. Interesting works of art, nice open gathering space and convenient access to the "T" make the Museum of Fine Arts a great visit. Check out the Isabella Gardner Museum while you're in the area

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The MFA is a welcoming beautiful place. We spent our time seeing some things we hadn't seen on previous visits and enjoyed a lunch in the Garden Café. If you haven't been there yet, this museum has an impressive exhibit of French painting, including, of course, the Impressionists. A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Check out the Spotlight Presentations. They are informative and interesting. They will concentrate on one piece and speak for 15 minutes.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see here that you will want to go back at least a second time. We made a plan and prioritized what we wanted to see. There is definitely something to please everyone and plenty of quiet spots to sit and enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Beautifully exhibited, so much to see. Spent hours there and not sure we saw it all. Tickets expensive - adult $25 but valid for two days. Well worth a visit.

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