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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
617-267-9300
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #1 of 212 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Auckland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very cool even though I knew very little about art going in (definitely enjoyed this more than New York's Museum of Modern Art). The ancient world exhibition with mummy cases were very intriguing. The American and European paintings were also spectacular. There was so much to see, we spread it over a couple of days as the entrance ticket is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I have been going to this museum since I was a child, so I am totally biased in its favor. In recent decades it has expanded far beyond the old physical boundaries, and offers an enormous collection as well as many special exhibitions. This is always worth a visit.

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New Jersey
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Obviously awesome exhibits. We arrived late in the day on a Sunday and had to pay full price. You get a free return visit, but we were coming home the next day. Paid $50 to walk around for an hour (and had a hard time navigating to find the exhibits we wanted to see, on our own).

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Ballybunion, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I love this museum! It has beautiful collections and a very friendly, helpful staff who really look after their visitors who guided me through the museum making suggestions on what to see.

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Saratoga,CA
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28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The MFA contains some fantastic collections that should not be missed. Although the entrance fee is quite pricey, it is worth the cost and can be made more affordable getting admission through the Boston Citypass. I thought the museum was well organized but it seemed as though rooms on every floor were closed for remodel or installations. I particularly enjoyed... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Museum of Fine Arts is everything I was hoping for and so much more. Their collections are large and impressive. Stepping into some of the rooms is like stepping back in time. It is so hard to see it all, so we decided to focus on a limited number of the collections, rather than all. We wish we had... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is one of these museums that has so much variety, it will be interesting to both children and adults. We rented the self audio guide which was great. You just go to things that are interesting and plug in the number associated with it and it gives you information on the piece of art. My son really enjoyed the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

OK- I was sucked in for the Magna Carta exhibit. What kept me the extra 3 hours was the wide collection of truly fine art. Everything from musical instruments to Renaissance masters to Greek and Roman artifacts to a Far Eastern temple. Have an afternoon- something here will bring a smile to your face....

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Wisconsin
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26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Drawn to the museum because of the Jamie Wyeth and Magna Carta exhibits, we were amazed at the vast amount of diversity. Van Gogh, Monet, Dega, Renoir, as well as so many more, both contemporary and ancient. Taking a short tour with a docent helped narrow down the exhibits we wanted to view, necessary when having a short amount of... More

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Valhalla, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic Sunday afternoon. Wonderfully diverse this museum offers so much and more. From never before seen - yet well preserved - musical instruments dating back hundreds of years to long ago ancient Egypt artifacts. Exhibitions included Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. The Gems and Jewelry from the Ancient Mediterranean is stunning. The Contemporary Art Exhibit may leave... More

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