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“Inspiring and Amazing Collection; Visit while you can!”
Review of Higgins Armory Museum - CLOSED

Higgins Armory Museum
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Owner description: The Higgins Armory Museum is the most extensive arms and armor collection in the Western Hemisphere. Constructed in 1930 by John Woodman Higgins to house his elaborate and eclectic collection of arms and armor, Higgins Armory Museum displays arms and armor ranging from ancient Greek Corinthian helmets to ornate suits of armor crafted at the height of the Renaissance. The artifacts are arranged gallantly in a spectacular two-story Medieval Great Hall arranged with more than 35 suits of armor and a stunning array of arms amidst tapestries, stained glass, and soaring ceilings. Demonstrations and programs bring to life arms and armor from around the world and across centuries.
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Inspiring and Amazing Collection; Visit while you can!”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

The Higgins Armory Museum has a truly stunning and inspiring collection of armor from around the world. There is a great representation not only from Europe, but from Africa and Asia as well. The structure of the Museum is awe inspiring. The main armory levels create a scene straight out of medieval castles from Europe.

The museum hosts a lot of activities from children, and adults alike, and does a fantastic job of bringing life to this incredible collection outside of the museum cases. There are some great hands on exhibits for the kids (and adults who want to relive their childhood) that cannot be missed.

The most depressing thing about this museum is that it is closing down at the end of 2013. The collection will be moved to the Worcester Art Museum but it has yet to be determined what will happen with the amazingly unique steel building that currently houses the collection. And let's face it.. Higgins and the collection will never be the same again.

Visit while you can. Visit for the first time or simply for nostalgia's sake.

Visited July 2013
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massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Gem in Worcester”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

A wonderful adventure into the past for young and old. Sadly they are closing due to funding at the end of 2013. Visit while you can.

Visited July 2013
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Sterling, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Awesome place for children.... of all ages”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Fantastic place..... better get there before it closes for good.
What a disappointment they'll be closing their doors.
My grandsons and I have spent many a day there when they are in town. Fantastic, things to see, learn, do, create.....
Don't miss it

Visited May 2013
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Boston
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing Collection”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is such a gem in central Massachsetts and we are crushed that the museum will be closing.. We have been coming for years and recently began coming more often as we know it will be gone soon. What a shame. Such a unique place. Such an amazing collection. Thank you Higgins for all you have given to so many for so many years.
Go while you still can! The exhibits are so interesting and it is fun for all ages! VERY family friendly!

Visited June 2013
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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Don't Miss It”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Higgins Armory is a unique and wonderful experience, especially for families with kids, but also for anyone who wants to explore the Middle Ages. It won't be in it's original setting for much longer (only through December of this year), and it's completely worth seeing it there while you still can. Higgins is a fabulous collection of artifacts from periods throughout history, and is wholly worth the time and money. And the Great Hall is, again, a unique space in this part of the world. Go while you have the chance, and enjoy!

Visited August 2012
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