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Address: 108 Crescent St, Norwich, CT 06360-3556
Phone Number: +1 860-887-2506
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Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum awakens...

Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum awakens visitors to the richness and diversity of the human experience through art and history. For more than one hundred years, the Museum has displayed and interpreted the best examples of fine and decorative art, representing a broad range of world cultures of the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

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Not what you would expect on a high school campus!

I never appreciated the Slater Memorial Museum when I was in high school but to walk through it recently made me realize how special it is with copies of historical (ancient... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I never appreciated the Slater Memorial Museum when I was in high school but to walk through it recently made me realize how special it is with copies of historical (ancient) sculptures allows many to see these pieces without traveling to Rome or Greece. What a gift to the community.

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Thank Ron B
Norwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful museum , nothing like it . It's in one of the greatest high schools the Norwich Free Academy . So many variety of things you can look at .

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Griswold, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Even though I have lived in this area for years I had never been to the museum until recently. I first went to see the "John Meyers" exhibit as I had many of the clothes in the past. My husband went to NFA so had been to the museum and brought me to see the statues. I never would have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We were visiting Slater Memorial Museum today specifically for the exhibit of CT Women Artists. So many talented artists from all over the country in a beautiful space! The Art gallery is gorgeous and the permanent collection is quite impressive, from the plaster cast collection of ancient statues to African, Middle Eastern and New England history and Art. The architecture... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Be prepared to spend the afternoon in the museum. Famous statuary on the first floor and unique artifacts on the second.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Plaster casts of the great greek statues look like the real thing...and the collection of Netsuke is beautiful. The docents are very knowledgeable . ( esp Mrs Valace...she was great) It is an impressive space for its history and architecture. Could be a private museum tucked into the Vanderbilt estates instead of the Norwich free academy. Great for a rainy... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Unique plaster cast gallery as well as an eclectic collection of art and artifacts. Bring a camera or sit and sketch the classic Greek and Roman sculpture (cast from th original).

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I have not been to the Slater in many years. I knew there have been expansions and additions but I was still surprised. The range of exhibits and collections are varied and interesting. Local History, Casts (statutes) paintings, Asia, Africa, and so much more. This is a "Must See" attraction for everyone. If you live close by or just visiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Visited the John Meyer exhibit with a friend. We grew up wearing these clothes that were Made in Norwich, CT. The museum has many great offerings and rotating exhibits. A must see place to go.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I worked with the Maint. team during high school in the 60's. Earned a whopping $.75 per hour and was one of the highest paid students there. Haaa NFA is a GREAT high school. Slater has changed a lot since I graduated and certainly for the better. If you are passing thru Norwich, Conn. and want to stop and stretch... More 

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