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Museum of Russian Icons

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Always a moving experience.

My wife and I visited the Museum of Russian Icons for the first time about five or six years ago... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pm2gnetti
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Cranston, Rhode Island
Museum of Russian Icons

Wonderful. Very interesting. Docent was very informative. Enjoyed the history. Beautifully... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Culture170948
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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in 2006 as a nonprofit educational institution by Massachusetts art collector and industrialist Gordon B. Lankton. With more than 700 Russian icons and artifacts, the collection is the largest of its kind in...more
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203 Union St, Clinton, MA 01510-2903
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Museum of Russian Icons for the first time about five or six years ago. It was recommended to us by a Catholic priest. We fell in love with the place and promptly became members. As it happened the gentleman...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This utterly unique museum might not be for everyone, but everyone's life might be enriched with a small dose of the exquisite artwork here. This museum in a lovingly restored historic building houses a collection of Russian Icons, and also hosts events of local interest....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful. Very interesting. Docent was very informative. Enjoyed the history. Beautifully displayed.

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

The Museum has numerous Russian Icons on display. The owner of the Museum has collected these icons for decades. Further the exhibits are rotated periodically so you will see different icons each visit. The detail portrayed on the icons is amazing. All three floors have...More

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Amy C, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thank you for your kind review! Not only do we try to rotate our permanent collection, but our special exhibitions change every three to four months and vary in subject. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Excellent well laid out, spacious, well-lit, curated exhibits. Well worth a trip to Clinton. Parking available around the green. Tea room, needs some help. Plan on walking a block or two to some restaurants or sandwich places.More

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Amy C, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you were able to make it out for our big Free Fun Friday day. We're sorry to hear that the tea room did not meet your expectations - we would love to know why. Please send us...More

Reviewed July 27, 2018

Took advantage of the Free Fun Friday program offered in MA. This museum was on the list and close by to us. Lots of good parking available. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. What a treasure trove of history you will find! To be honest I...More

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Amy C, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for the review! We're so glad that you were able to make it out for Free Fun Friday. We change out our special exhibitions around every four months, so you'll have to come back and visit us again!

Reviewed July 22, 2018

Excellent museum! Displays changed regularly, but not so quickly as you miss something. Snack area located in the basement. Lectures, films and guest speakers appear regularly.

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Amy C, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for the review. We always have something new at the Museum, whether it's an exhibit, program, or something else! Be sure to check out our website to stay up-to-date on all our happenings.

Reviewed May 31, 2018

This museum compares favorably with the Greek Icons Museum in Venice! A wide array of Russian and Ukrainian icons are beautifully displayed and interpreted, along with information about their symbols, production and history. Also offered are activities for children and a research library. Plenty of...More

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Amy C, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Thank you for such a lovely comparison! We're so glad that you took the time to leave a review.

Reviewed May 1, 2018

Having traveled in Eastern Europe many years ago, the religious Icons there were very impressive. In fact, some at the time that were created for purchase by tourists were as beautiful as the original icons. The Museum of Russian Icon which has been gorgeously restored...More

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Amy C, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so glad to hear you had a positive experience and we hope you will come back again soon. The display of Ukrainian textiles is a temporary exhibition, which we usually rotate every 3-4 months,...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018

You will be amazed at the bright colors, the variety and stories behind all the many icons in this special museum. There is usually a special exhibit past the admission desk and small shop. I haven't enjoyed the tea room, but it looks very inviting....More

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Amy C, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you for your kind review! It definitely takes repeat visits to see all the galleries, and our special exhibitions rotate every 3-4 months so there is always something new to see. We hope to see you again soon!

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Holly C
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Response from Jostravels42 | Reviewed this property |
The museum building is fairly accessible without many steps, although keep in mind that it is a older brick building fairly level to the sidewalk. Inside there are several sunken levels separating certain rooms.
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Hello, Thank you for your interest in bringing a group here! Reservations can by made by calling 978-598-5000 during our business hours. We require a minimum of 10 people to book a tour and the fees are $9/person for adult... More
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