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Harvard Art Museums Cambridge 3.8 mi away
#1 of 19 Museums in Cambridge
One of those "OMG THAT painting is here, museums!!!" Beautifully designed and crafted with an excellent collection of art both paintings and sculpture plus a fine collection of African and Egyptian art.
I love art museums and could spend (and did spend) hours here browsing the collection that includes works by numerous notable artists (can I have Reginald Marsh’s “Manhattan Bridge,” please?), plus rooms filled wi...
Gore Place Waltham 1.3 mi away
#1 of 7 Museums in Waltham
Wonderful brick house/museum, the bricks were rafted up the Charles River.
I would recommend touring this museum or attending one of the many seasonal events.
Harvard Museum of Natural History Cambridge 3.8 mi away
#2 of 19 Museums in Cambridge
The Harvard Museum of Natural History may be smaller than most major metropolitan natural history museums, but it has an amazing collection that easily rivals larger facilities.
... Peabody Museum had a terrific special display featuring Chicago world’s fair of 1893 (aka World’s Columbian Exposition) Located on campus in Cambridge, these museums are well worth a few hours (or more).
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Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA)
#1 of 3 Museums in Watertown
This is one of those small museums that is well worth going out of your way to visit if you have any interest in Armenian culture and/or history.
And the other aspects of the museum do a nice job of highlighting the rich cultural history and proud tradition of the Armenian people and their various lands.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston 5.2 mi away
#1 of 65 Museums in Boston
Included in the museums collection were artists such as Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Picasso, Reubens, Gauguin, El Greco as well as a large volume of Egyptian stelae and sarcophagi and early Central and South...
We love visiting museums - sometimes for the culture (fine arts and historical museums), sometimes for the laughs (some contemporary "art" museums).
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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Cambridge 3.8 mi away
#3 of 19 Museums in Cambridge
Having just arrived in Boston after a long flight from Australia, ready to do a months work in Harvard - I settled in and checked out the grounds and was delighted to find these museums.
One of the more Interesting Museums to visit
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The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts!
#2 of 3 Museums in Watertown
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston 5.0 mi away
#4 of 65 Museums in Boston
The collection is timeless, the curation is refreshing and fascinating - this is one of my top favorite museums of all time.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the vision of an extraordinary enthusiast of art and music and literature, numbers among the most remarkable small museums in the country.
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Jackson Homestead and Museum Newton 0.9 mi away
#3 of 5 Museums in Newton
First-rate historical dwelling and museum!
Lovely house museum...interesting displays about local history.
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum Boston 3.0 mi away
#15 of 65 Museums in Boston
The museum staff are also very helpful and knowledgeable, and they will sit down with you and further explain the history of the area beyond the exhibits in the museum if you are interested!
It's a living museum with a very interesting history - great for kids and adults alike.
Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation Waltham 2.5 mi away
#2 of 7 Museums in Waltham
I attend the N.EA.M.E.S. show at the Charles River Museum every February and the combination of seeing innovative working models of the members along with the museum displays is an unbeatable combination, particul...
Excellent museum displaying a wide variety of equipment used in industry over the years.
Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds Newton 1.5 mi away
#1 of 5 Museums in Newton
They opened up the museum and taught the girls some games too.
Not-to-be-Missed 1732 Newton House, Museum, Grounds
The Plumbing Museum
#3 of 3 Museums in Watertown
It's an art museum, a history museum, and a science museum all in one, and will be a hit with the whole family!
I took my fiancé to the Plumbing Museum on a recent trip to Boston.
Stonehurst The Robert Treat Paine Estate Waltham 2.6 mi away
#3 of 7 Museums in Waltham
This former summer home of the Robert Treat Paine family is a great museum.
The Mapparium Boston 5.4 mi away
#9 of 65 Museums in Boston
Great but brief rainy day activity or on the way to Fenway Park, the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum or the MFA
What a hidden gem inside the Mary Baker Eddy museum.
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MIT Museum Cambridge 4.6 mi away
#4 of 19 Museums in Cambridge
We walked here from our hotel and were lucky enough to have the free visit from Bank of America's Museums on Us program.
Great hands on museum, we loved the kinetic sculpture, the holography exhibit and all of the hands-on opportunities.
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McMullen Museum Newton 2.3 mi away
#2 of 5 Museums in Newton
This amazing little museum ,which houses world Class art, much of it Baroque and 16th Century European ,is blocks away from my childhood home.
The fact that this current (Fall 2016) exhibition is in tandem with a corresponding exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and a Harvard Museum confirms the level of academics and intellectualism of the...
Hancock-Clarke House Lexington 6.3 mi away
#1 of 5 Museums in Lexington
So many old homes in the area have been gutted and turned into museums with displays of artifacts.
Museum of Science Boston 6.0 mi away
#8 of 65 Museums in Boston
... in the past, including the California Academy of Science, the Ontario Science Center, the American Museum of Natural History, the Royal Ontario Museum and the various Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC.
There are a great many museums in Boston, but I would say that for a tourist to our town this is one of the best ones to visit, particularly if you have kids (it is still plenty interesting for adults.)
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Buckman Tavern Lexington 6.1 mi away
#2 of 5 Museums in Lexington
A short drive away is a couple other museums so you can hit those too!
The tavern has a great museum and the docents were friendly and knowledgeable.
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Homer House Belmont 2.1 mi away
#1 of 1 Museums in Belmont
New England Holocaust Memorial Boston 6.8 mi away
#3 of 65 Museums in Boston
I have been to many Holocaust memorials and museums and this memorial is one of the more evocative ones.
I visited the Holocaust Museum in DC last year, this memorial is every bit at touching.
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The Telephone Museum Waltham 2.5 mi away
#5 of 7 Museums in Waltham
Have been doing museums for over 50 years!
I highly recommend going to this gem, a museum that preserves the history of the telephone for future generations.
Mary Baker Eddy Historic House Newton 2.6 mi away
#4 of 5 Museums in Newton
USS Constitution Museum Boston 6.8 mi away
#7 of 65 Museums in Boston
Everything is very child-friendly and this was honestly one of the best historic museums for children I've ever been to - interactive, engaging and informative.
Depending on how much you enjoy museums you could spend any where from half an hour to several hours here.
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Munroe Tavern Lexington 5.3 mi away
#3 of 5 Museums in Lexington
Waltham Mills Artists Association Waltham 2.5 mi away
#6 of 7 Museums in Waltham
Old State House Boston 6.7 mi away
#10 of 65 Museums in Boston
There are so many museums on the Freedom Trail, and most of our group considered this to be the favorite.
A great stop in the Freedom trail, a nice souvenir shop, and a great museum to illustrate the history of the area and the USA!
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Boston 7.1 mi away
#5 of 65 Museums in Boston
We went to the boston tea party ship and museum expecting to do a lot of walking around and reading as most museums are, but we were pleasantly surprised when we realized it was interactive and a very entertaining...
I very much enjoy museums/visitor attractions that immerse you in the period and helps you understand what was going on at the time.
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Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Museum of Transportation Brookline 4.8 mi away
#1 of 3 Museums in Brookline
Situated on a lovely property, the Museum has well organized, informative exhibits that are very informative and appealing to people who know a lot about automotive history and those who know very little.
The spotless museum offers history, artwork, real antique vehicles and their accessories, and a gift shop of unusual items for everyone.