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Address: 108 Crescent Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Phone Number: 860-887-2506
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Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum awakens...

Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum awakens visitors to the richness and diversity of the human experience through art and history. For more than one hundred years, the Museum has displayed and interpreted the best examples of fine and decorative art, representing a broad range of world cultures of the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

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A jewel in the City of Norwich CT

Be prepared to spend the afternoon in the museum. Famous statuary on the first floor and unique artifacts on the second.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Norwich, Connecticut

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Norwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be prepared to spend the afternoon in the museum. Famous statuary on the first floor and unique artifacts on the second.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Plaster casts of the great greek statues look like the real thing...and the collection of Netsuke is beautiful. The docents are very knowledgeable . ( esp Mrs Valace...she was great) It is an impressive space for its history and architecture. Could be a private museum tucked into the Vanderbilt estates instead of the Norwich free academy. Great for a rainy... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Unique plaster cast gallery as well as an eclectic collection of art and artifacts. Bring a camera or sit and sketch the classic Greek and Roman sculpture (cast from th original).

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I have not been to the Slater in many years. I knew there have been expansions and additions but I was still surprised. The range of exhibits and collections are varied and interesting. Local History, Casts (statutes) paintings, Asia, Africa, and so much more. This is a "Must See" attraction for everyone. If you live close by or just visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited the John Meyer exhibit with a friend. We grew up wearing these clothes that were Made in Norwich, CT. The museum has many great offerings and rotating exhibits. A must see place to go.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

I worked with the Maint. team during high school in the 60's. Earned a whopping $.75 per hour and was one of the highest paid students there. Haaa NFA is a GREAT high school. Slater has changed a lot since I graduated and certainly for the better. If you are passing thru Norwich, Conn. and want to stop and stretch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Luckily for non-NFA students, the museum is open to the public, including weekends from 1-4pm. The first exhibit on the Slater's Grand Tour is my personal favorite, but visitors should not miss the special exhibits which rotate through the back of the museum every few months.

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CT USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Amazing architecture. A unique collection of casts of Greek, Roman and Renaissance sculpture, up close and personals! Lots more. Bring the kids. Check online for hours.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Diverse historic art and relics, amazingly helpful staff, quality gift shop all housed in an impressive building. Incredible collections from many continents (actual ancient armor is fascinating) and broad range of artists and styles. Almost too much to take in during one visit. Well worth a return trip!

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Lebanon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We try to take our school here every year and absolutely love it. It is full of interesting facts and wonderful statues among other things. We look forward to this trip every year. The students who go to NFA get to hold art classes in the museum where they get to draw the sculptures. Im sure other classes such as... More 

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