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The West End Museum is a neighborhood museum located at 150 Staniford Street, in Boston, Massachusetts in a 4000 square foot space on the ground floor of West End Place (and Lomasney Way).Add The West End Museum and other attractions to your Boston trip itinerary using our Boston day trip planning app.
The primary purpose of the West End Museum is to operate and maintain a neighborhood museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the history and culture of the West End of Boston. The Museum acknowledges its role as an educational institution and a trustee of significant material culture.
"The Last Tenement" (permanent exhibit)
Fall 2015 Exhibitions:
Dewey Defeats Truman/The Housing Act of 1949
Indelebile Italia by Giselle Valdes
The West End Museum reviews
We had a good visit here for 45 minutes with a docent (Bob). I was amazed at his knowledge of Boston history and urban “renewal”, not just the West End. As the prior reviewer said, I generally would..... more
We had a good visit here for 45 minutes with a docent (Bob). I was amazed at his knowledge of Boston history and urban “renewal”, not just the West End. As the prior reviewer said, I generally would..... more »
Now featuring a fascinating exhibit on the Howard Athenaeum, a once respectable theater that became a notorious burlesque house in the early twentieth century. The Howard had a long history which...
Now featuring a fascinating exhibit on the Howard Athenaeum, a once respectable theater that became a notorious burlesque house in the early twentieth century. The Howard had a long history which... more »
I just walked past this place randomly, when I was just walking around Boston. I'm glad I did, even though I had no idea what the place was about being from the UK! The museum was quite interesting talking about the history of the area, the "famous" people, including the late Leonard Nimoy, who had only passed away a few months before my visit, and had apparently visited the museum a couple of times through the years. Bob, who seemed to run the museum was very helpful. At first, I was slightly "put off" by his enthusiasm for the museum, but you soon realise, he's not a bad guy, and his enthusiasm for the museum actually made it a more interesting experience. If you like to know about local history (in any country, or city), this museum is definitely worth going. There is no admittance fee, they just ask for a $10 donation. Thanks again to Bob. Robert From Jersey, UK (if you remember be in August).
On a stormy afternoon, the curator gave us access to the museum early and was on hand to provide really great, detailed answers to our questions. The space is not large but gives a detailed history of this little known Boston neighborhood. A must for lovers of city planning, architecture and urban development.
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