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Higgins Armory Museum - CLOSED
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World class museum of armor closed

I visited Higgins Armory several times as a kid growing up and recall the many suits of midieval... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2018
Alan S
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Raleigh, United States
Higgins Armory Museum is CLOSED (Go to Worcester Art Museum)

When a family member was attending college in Worcester we learned that the Higgins Armory was... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2015
DieselDad
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

I visited Higgins Armory several times as a kid growing up and recall the many suits of midieval armor on display. The fine chain link armor suits and helmets worn by knights of old were an impressive sight indeed. I lived in Europe for over 10 years and visited numerous castles in Italy, Austria, Germany, France, England, and Ireland but none had the vast collection of armor that Higgins Armory had in its collection. To have such an interesting collection of world class quality suits of armor in Worcester was a treasure that, unfortunately, was not fully appreciated with enough support to keep the museum doors open. Higgins Armory closed a few years ago and many of its displays are now part of the Worcester Art Museum. I hope they are able to preserve the beautiful Higgins Armory building. It would be wonderful if a benefactor could return the armor to this worthy building and re-open the doors again. The saying is true - you don't realize what you had until it's gone.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Higgins Armory closed in 2014. Confused as to why there is still the ability to review it. This was an incredible place when it was open, and to view the armor and other exhibits, check out the Worcester Art Museum, which received the armor when Higgins shut down. It's worth the cost.

Thank Hava K
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Reviewed April 21, 2015

Much of the armor collection was purchased by the Worcester Art Museum and may be viewed on permanent display there. Plans are afoot to utilize this unique and beautiful building.

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Reviewed February 26, 2015

When a family member was attending college in Worcester we learned that the Higgins Armory was going to be closing. My biggest regret is not seeing the displays before the doors were locked forever.

The armory website says that the core offerings are now at the Worcester Art Museum under a new section entitled, "Knights!" It's still possible to see some of the displays, but the actual Higgins Armory Museum is no more.

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Reviewed February 19, 2015

It has been closed and absorbed into the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) on Salisbury Street. The art museum was already worth seeing and could only benefit by the addition of this impressive display armoury.

Thank John H
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Reviewed February 18, 2015

Higgins Museum is no longer in existence. Too expensive to keep going so it was shut down. However, Worcester Art Museum accepted collection and one can see many pieces at our gem of an art museum in Worcester.

Thank Virginia R
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

I went here back in 2012. Really glad I did now that I hear it's closed. Such a shame. Great collections of armor and weapons. A real must-see for those who have an interest in such things. From what I hear a lot of the collection has been sent to the Worcester Art Museum. If you like fine art, arms and armor then I highly recommend the Art Museum.

Thank Karl S
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Be advised that the Higgins Armory is either closed or will be closing soon. Please call ahead to be sure.

If you are interested in armor in Worcester, check the collection at the Worcester Art Museum - they got many of the pieces from Higgins.

Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was an incredible private collection amassed by an individual. The building itself was worthy of note, being one of the first to be constructed of steel and glass. The architect was not to be believed so they made a test building next door. A little fun fact that will not likely make it with the rest of the collection to the Art Museum.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I didn't visit in 2014, I am writing this review well after the fact. I remember visiting the Higgins on a school trip and being fascinated by the unusual building from afar, passing by it. Once inside, the collection was enthralling. Decades later, I still recall it.
I see from other reviews that, sadly, it is closed and the collection is now part of the Worcester Art Museum.
The collection, in my view, is a must-see for the young who are at all interested in history and stories, from ages past. I still have a very strong memory of it as a young Massachusetts kid.

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