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Bruce Museum, Greenwich

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#4 of 9 in Childrens Museums in Connecticut
The Museum was originally built as a private home in 1853. Robert Moffat Bruce (1822-1908), a wealthy textile merchant and member of the New York Cotton Exchange, bought the house and property in 1858.

In 1908, Robert Bruce bequeathed his home to the Town of Greenwich and stipulated that it be used "as a Natural History, Historical and Art Museum, for the use and benefit of the public."
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  • The Bruce has a section on gems and history of the area which gives a great background to Greenwich. There were 2 exhibitions-one of posters of WW1 which they organized well for viewing. The other was...  more »
  • Living in Southern Westchester for 30+ years, it is surprising I hadn't made the trip to the Bruce Museum. I am definitely glad I did! The current exhibition (I believe) features superb quality US pro...  more »
  • I have visited here many times and it always has some great exhibitions. Toulouse Lautrec was fabulous and the mineral collection is a stand out. Robotics and the Space sow wer among my favorites, but...  more »
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  • The Bruce Museum is a museum in downtown Greenwich, Connecticut with both art and natural history exhibition space. The Bruce's main building sits on a hill in a downtown park, and its tower can be easily seen by drivers passing by on Interstate 95. Permanent exhibits include minerals, area Native American history and more
  • The geodes looked like miniature fantasy worlds and looked so cool! I learned the natural original shapes of stones used in jewelry and the like are nothing like I thought. Now I think some stones actually look better in their original natural state than what they're often reshaped to.
  • For a small town like Greenwich, this museum is a great plus. Always interesting stuff, worth a visit.
  • A little gem just off I95 exit 3. Free on Tuesdays! Rotating main exhibition is focused on paintings. A bit expensive on other days for a very small museum.
  • Excellent museum. Easy parking and traveling exhibits. They had a Toulouse lautrec exhibit which was rare and really nice.
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