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.