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The collection at Worcester Art Museum covers 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, and includes paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and arms and armor from all over the world. Highlights include European paintings, Freake portraits, an outstanding collection of Paul Revere silver, and Near East art. Take a self-guided tour with audio or written materials provided by the museum, or try a public guided tour; check the schedule to make sure one's available during your visit. Guided tours and the pamphlet for self-guiding are free with the price of admission, and the audio tour is free for museum members. For Worcester Art Museum and beyond, use our Worcester road trip site to get the most from your Worcester vacation.
Worcester Art Museum reviews
This is a delightful art gallery. It is splendidly curated by people who really care about their art. The current exhibition Of British Impressionism is a splendid collation of paintings from the...
This is a delightful art gallery. It is splendidly curated by people who really care about their art. The current exhibition Of British Impressionism is a splendid collation of paintings from the... more »
A lovely building with lovely content. Much more to see, and of higher quality, than many expect. Excellent Japanese prints, wide selection of US and global paintings and painters. Great special...
A lovely building with lovely content. Much more to see, and of higher quality, than many expect. Excellent Japanese prints, wide selection of US and global paintings and painters. Great special... more »
A regional gem in the center of Massachusetts. Varied collection of art and artifacts, but the creme de la creme is their acquisition of the superb collection of medieval armor from the Higgins...
A regional gem in the center of Massachusetts. Varied collection of art and artifacts, but the creme de la creme is their acquisition of the superb collection of medieval armor from the Higgins... more »
This is a fantastic art museum with a wide array of well organized paintings, sculptures, relics, and special exhibits. We went specifically for the Higgins collection of medieval arms and armor. I also enjoyed the collection from the National Portrait Gallery. Staff and docents were friendly, and the scavenger hunt for my 9yo son was fun. With the holidays, they also had decorated trees, a guest train layout, and various activities from ice carving to hands-on armor tryouts. The proximity to parks and historical sites makes WAM and Worcester overall a great day trip.
A gorgeous art museum found in the second largest city in Massachusetts. While most tourists may gravitate to the museums in Boston, this one should not be overlooked. Their permanent collection consists of art and items from around the globe and include the Higgins Armory Collection after that museum closed several years ago. The rotating galleries always feature a new, fascinating collection. I'm fortunate enough to have seen the Jewels of the Nile exhibit and was blown away by the presentation. Truly a must visit for art lovers!
Absolutely delightful! Finally visited with my 2 boys. Sadly we arrived after school and the museum closes at 4pm so we couldn't see the upper floors. The staff is so friendly and very helpful. We had a great brief history of medieval weapons and armour which my boys enjoyed very much. They have a diversity of art work, from paintings to sculptures and jewelry. We will definitely be visiting again
The Worcester Art Museum is a wonderful way to spend a morning and afternoon. The staff are very charming, approachable, knowledgeable, and funny. They have plenty of varied activities for many different individuals. Everyone who visits is bound to have fun. The experience at the museum makes one feel closer to Killmonger and understand his mind even better. The cardio is a healthy plus.
This is always a fun local visit for me and my family. I am currently a New England Museum Association (NEMA) member and can visit for free plus one guest. I probably visit every other year when I want to see the latest new exhibit. My one complaint is that the Egyptian art was replaced by medieval art when the WAM received the collections of Higgins Armory.
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