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A small gem!

If you are an art lover, BC's museum is worth a visit. Check what the exhibits are and the... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
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Great for students!

Free for Boston College students (and I’m pretty sure for other students, as well). Great exhibits... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Claudia R
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

If you are an art lover, BC's museum is worth a visit. Check what the exhibits are and the schedules. Generally well curated.

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Free for Boston College students (and I’m pretty sure for other students, as well). Great exhibits, and usually has some sort of crafts, music, and/or food to accompany the art!

Thank Claudia R
Reviewed January 3, 2018

LOVE THIS SMALL MUSEUM AT BOSTON COLLEGE! Each semester, they have a new exhibit. On Sundays, they have a 2 p.m. free docent tour! Have been there several times and have always enjoyed our visits. The art exhibits vary. The view of Boston and Brighton...More

Thank margaretmleblanc67
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

We took our family to this museum to see a special exhibit. The handicapped parking was far from the door and up several little hills. We needed two wheelchairs for our group but like many places, they purchased child-Sized wheelchairs so one of us went...More

Thank ChayaYehudit
Reviewed November 9, 2017

My husband and I loved both the building and the first exhibit, Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections; Manuscripts for Pleasure & Piety (September 12–December 11, 2016). The collection was superbly curated and the items on display were exquisite. The small scale of the...More

Thank Ellen O
Reviewed July 21, 2017

I've been here a few times for different shows and have always been very happy and intrigued with them. The building is lovely, the admission is free, and the whole experience is worth the ride out of town!

Thank Patti C
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

This amazing little museum ,which houses world Class art, much of it Baroque and 16th Century European ,is blocks away from my childhood home. And it has Free Admission. It's a Jewel and so is the neighborhood. There are many small, old estates there. There...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed May 23, 2017

The McMullen Museum provides art served up in the proper portion. It's not too daunting, like the MFA, or as personal as The Gardiner. It's just right. A visit is always a satisfying experience.The exhibitions are interesting, often novel, and always very well executed. It's...More

Thank Truro F
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Now at 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, in the former cardinal's mansion, the museum has three times as much exhibit space as the former location. The glass addition provides a lobby, restrooms, stairs, an elevator, and other amenities, so that the mansion can be used for exhibit...More

Thank RockportBirder
Reviewed November 15, 2016

I recently went to the new McMullen Museum to see the excellent show of medieval illuminated manuscripts. The new museum , in what was once the cardinals residence, is spacious, handicapped accessable and has free parking. I highly reccommend seeing the manuscript exhibit which will...More

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