Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

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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.
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  • This museum is a great find!! Amazing collection with lots of different areas. Loved the mosaics and archaeology collection but also has a good art collection with lots of well known names. Would def ...  more »
  • Beautiful, fascinated i will come back. To show my families and friends.An impressive collection of the armor from the old H.A, awesome. Plus the coffee even better... :)  more »
  • I always enjoy visiting the Worcester Art Museum. They have an impressive permanent selection and now have the Higgins' armory collection, too. The special exhibits are well done. The cafe is very goo...  more »
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  • This is a very large museum with a wide variety of interesting pieces from all different periods of time. Gallery workers are very knowledgeable and helpful when needed. Aside from my satisfaction with the main attractions, the museum's cafe is a whole different environment. My waitress seemed to have quite poor work ethic and didn't care much for customer satisfaction. While I understand the cafe was busy at the time, this waitress didn't even attempt to speak with basic manners and etiquette. Most of the time spent there, I received very vague and blunt one word answers and I don't believe this woman even tried to put a smile on her face. My cafe experience ended with my waitress telling me that the tip I left her was unsatisfactory and that I should reconsider next time I go to a restaurant. Also, the BLT I ordered was made with minimal effort, which came as a surprise due to their high prices. It pains me to give this museum such a poor review, but this cafe experience totally ruined my day.
  • Exquisitely curated mini collections from ancient to post modern, East and West, fine arts and decorative. A great teaching opportunity for those needing an AH 101-102 one day course. Overall a real gem. The portraiture collection is magnificent.
  • The art is beautiful. Also, the setup makes it very easy to successfully see all exhibits without getting lost. Nothing bad about the art itself. Additionally, the gift shop is unique. HOWEVER , the cafe food service was AWFUL. this particular waitress was rude, and gave me attitude right from the beginning. She took my bill and said "I'll be back with your change" then she came back saying "you do want your change back, right?" Giving me complete unnecessary attitude. After saying "yes I want change" she stormed off. I left her a tip that I felt she deserved. (My bill was only 18$) . Then after leaving, she followed me. And stopped to yell at me, calling me a "kid" saying I should have given more of a tip. Not to mention that the food wasn't worth 18$ or that awful service. DO NOT EAT HERE.
  • The Museum is really coming together. They have lots of interesting art pieces (both new and old). The staff is friendly and helpful.
  • This is a nice art museum with some unique features. It's not the MFA, and certainly not The Met, but it is a decent sized museum with some interesting collections and worth the trip for any local or semi-local art buff.

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