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Whistler House Museum of Art

243 Worthen St, Lowell, MA 01852-1874
+1 978-452-7641
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Unexpecedtly Enjoyable House & Art Museum!

Whistler didn't live long in this Lowell house of his birth. Also, the house museum has only one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norway, Maine
Much more than I expected, great house museum!

I just love discovering places like this. After living in Greater Boston for many years and... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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243 Worthen St, Lowell, MA 01852-1874
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whistler didn't live long in this Lowell house of his birth. Also, the house museum has only one room devoted to Whistler's art (his prints). However, the substantial collection of art that adorns the house walls is well worth a visit. Thankfully, I contracted for...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2017

I just love discovering places like this. After living in Greater Boston for many years and visiting all the world famous museums and historical sites multiple times I'm always on the lookout for someplace new. When I first heard about this museum my expectations were...More

Thank DebM377
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Entering the Whistler House Museum of Art is a delight. The museum is extremely well kept and the art collection is equal to any major museum. The staff could not be friendlier. They made me feel like I was part of the museum family. The...More

1  Thank peterE6868EG
Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Whistler House is a small lovely museum in Lowell. They have a permanent collection of some important works, including Aldro Hibbard and John Singer Sargent. The house is beautifully decorated at Christmas time. We were also able to visit the artist studios located in...More

1  Thank trickymorrison
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Unless you are into art, I would skip this place. We paid for the self guided tour, I just went to use the restroom. Browsed the paintings, I understand that is not even the original Whistler's Mother hanging here. I found the free park with...More

Thank quasimoto559
Reviewed March 16, 2016

The Whistler House is a fun place to visit and see great original paintings focusing collection from the 19th and early 20th century with special emphasis on New England Artists. It is the birthplace of James Whistler, home of the portrait of Whistlers mother. You...More

1  Thank Carrie C
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Located in downtown Lowell, the Whistler House is the birthplace of James McNeil Whistler. The main house is early 19th century. It's impeccable condition serves as a lovely environment to enjoy their wonderful collection of 19th century art. Their Parker Gallery offers the opportunity to...More

2  Thank Michael B
Reviewed November 15, 2015

Whistler was born in this house. Nice to see a great old house and the art collection displayed through out. Art from Whistler himself is minimal and mainly drawings/etchings but the other paintings are excellent and worth seeing. Interesting to learn about other artists during...More

Thank Shelley H
Reviewed September 16, 2015

A very well maintained old house with an added art gallery museum attached to the side rear. Check on hours as they are limited. Of course the original Whistler's mother painting isn't there. It's in the Louvre in Pais, France

2  Thank Baker60
Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Whistler House is a 19th century house which for the most part looks like it did when the Whistler family lived there. On the top floor they have an art studio and they have a painter in residence. Behind the house there is a...More

2  Thank Ellen D
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