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Worcester Art Museum, Worcester
(4.7/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Worcester Art Museum a centerpiece of your Worcester vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Worcester vacation builder.
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  • As a New Yorker who has lived in Boston for decades, I cannot believe I just got to the Worcester Art Museum. The collection is first-rate, the space very well designed, and the staff friendly and kno...  more »
  • Our local museum is just the right size and has great and changing exhibits. We just entertained a friend from Boston who enjoyed the museum very much. I wish only that the cafe was open on the weeken...  more »
  • I love the museum. I've taken painting classes at their art school. Sue Dion is a great painting teacher. 
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  • A lovely experience! There is great variation in their art so there is a lot to see. The courtyard is absolutely gorgeous! My only negative comment is that a few of the activities set up throughout the museum are missing pieces that make interaction difficult or impossible. Overall a very nice location!
  • It's a mixed bag. There's too much help white European paintings for my taste. The exhibits are well done inviting the museum goer to engage (like being able to put your hand inside a gauntlet!)
  • Unexpected side of Worcester. A very nice museum with some pieces from major artists. Definitely worth a visit! Also look for any events they have going they are usually very interesting.
  • Currently hosting an exhibit about cats (MEOW). Wonderful exhibits from all parts of the globe. Handicapped accessible. Wonderful cafe inside.
  • Open at odd days, compared to other museums so it's worth keeping an eye out. That said, there's plenty to see for all ages. My young daughters loved the armour collection as well as some of the older sculptures but generally have fun browsing around. There's a fair bit of parking too.