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Museum of Russian Icons

203 Union St, Clinton, MA 01510-2903
+1 978-598-5000
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A "must" for visitors to Massachusetts

We visited this Museum last year, and placed it at the top of our list for this year's trip to New... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2015
NYU62
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Tucson Arizona
A place to view and learn about an ancient art form

This is a curious -- perhaps idiosyncratic -- place. Clinton is, I suspect, not the obvious... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2015
John K
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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 North America, and one of the largest private collections outside Russia. Spanning six centuries, the collection includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon "writing" to the present. The Museum facility is 16,000 square feet and comprises several galleries, research library, archive storage, conservation studio, an auditorium accommodating programs, lectures and concerts, the Russian Tea Room, terrace, and green roof.
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited this Museum last year, and placed it at the top of our list for this year's trip to New England. Our son flew out from California to join us for a few days, and since our adult children had heard our raves last...More

7  Thank NYU62
Jocelyn W, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2015

How wonderful to have you visit again and this time with your son! It's such an honor to be on anyone's "must" list and we're truly grateful we had the chance to land on yours. We hope to see you again next year and thank...More

Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a curious -- perhaps idiosyncratic -- place. Clinton is, I suspect, not the obvious location for a small, intensely-focused museum of this kind. But the setting, facing the green in a small, industrial town seems to work. And the museum makes a strong...More

2  Thank John K
Jocelyn W, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2015

The title of your review brings a smile to our faces and your kind and eloquent words encapsulate a few things we, too, love about special exhibition "Byzantium to Russia." It's truly wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to you...More

Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not really my style of art but wow, what a collection! More exhibits are added every month. This is really an amazing attraction in Clinton.More

Thank Sue T
Jocelyn W, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2015

What I enjoy most about your review is sharing the fact that although the art might not be your style of art you were impressed. I mean, wow! That is one, if not THE, ultimate compliment so thank you for taking the time to leave...More

Reviewed June 20, 2015

this museum is the result of a lifetime of collecting russian religious icons. great plaques featuring classical images and intricate designs, considered by many to be the best collection outside of russia. These items would be revered in any big museum, but located in a...More

Thank Perspectech
Jocelyn W, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2015

Thank you for the kind review. Museum staff, including myself, pinch ourselves when we come in to work each day! We're incredibly lucky that Museum Founder, Gordon Lankton, is who he is and after amassing such a collection decided to share it with all of...More

Reviewed April 21, 2015

Tucked away a Clinton lies a beautiful museum, There is lots to see, learn and enjoy. A nice layout with just the right amount of displays. A great staff and well worth the price of admissions.

Thank Jeff12343
Jocelyn W, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2015

It's so great to hear you enjoyed your visit. It's also encouraging to hear our gallery layouts and admission costs are inviting and worth their value. We hope you'll visit with us again soon and, please, continue to let us know what you think!

Reviewed April 21, 2015

The museum is a real hidden gem. You feel at peace when you are looking at the icons. You feel like you are in another world. The staff is very helpful. It's worth the trip!

Thank LisaBeth21
Jocelyn W, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2015

Thank you for the kind words! We feel so lucky to be able to share the experience with our visitors every day and we hope you'll have the chance to visit with us again, soon. Thanks again.

Reviewed April 18, 2015

We recently visited the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Mass and it was well worth the trip. This is one of the best designed museums I have ever encountered. (Even if I had not been interested in icons, just seeing the museum would have...More

Thank nxk6344
Jocelyn W, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2015

Thank you for the review and we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope you'll have the chance to visit with us again, soon.

Reviewed April 16, 2015

This museum is well worth a visit. It is a collection of religious icons, mostly Russian Orthodox, from the 1500's to late 1800's. There's not so much here that you're overwhelmed, but enough to be really interesting. There's a fair amount of information about the...More

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Jocelyn W, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope you'll have the chance to visit with us again!

Reviewed April 3, 2015

Magnificent Icon collection beautifully displayed...a gem of museum not many are aware of...The museum is in two old building that have been reclaimed and adapted to be now the museum. The staff is professional and helpful, we also had a free guide, she was excellent....More

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Jocelyn W, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2015

It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit both with us and in town. Also, thank you for leaving us a review. Public reviews are one way those who may not know about us are able to learn more but we need help from thoughtful...More

Reviewed March 30, 2015

It was a fun time going back in time and understanding the worldview of people at that time. Good for anyone interested in history and art. Price is also very reasonable. Also, a good location for us.

Thank DeerfieldDoug
Jocelyn W, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2015

We're so glad you enjoyed exploring with us and had fun while doing it! We hope you'll have the chance to visit with us again, soon and thank you for leaving us a review.

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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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Thank you for your inquiry. Guided tours at the Museum do not have specific start times. God willing, we have a volunteer docent at the Museum every day. If there haven't been pre-scheduled group tours for the day then the... More
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