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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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  • A regional gem in the center of Massachusetts. Varied collection of art and artifacts, but the creme de la creme is their acquisition of the superb collection of medieval armor from the Higgins... 
    A regional gem in the center of Massachusetts. Varied collection of art and artifacts, but the creme de la creme is their acquisition of the superb collection of medieval armor from the Higgins...  more »
  • Had a lot of variety and very nice pieces, as if a much larger museum had been condensed down to only the best items. The paintings were enjoyable to look at (had more subject matter than some of... 
    Had a lot of variety and very nice pieces, as if a much larger museum had been condensed down to only the best items. The paintings were enjoyable to look at (had more subject matter than some of...  more »
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  • This is a fantastic art museum with a wide array of well organized paintings, sculptures, relics, and special exhibits. We went specifically for the Higgins collection of medieval arms and armor. I also enjoyed the collection from the National Portrait Gallery. Staff and docents were friendly, and the scavenger hunt for my 9yo son was fun. With the holidays, they also had decorated trees, a guest train layout, and various activities from ice carving to hands-on armor tryouts. The proximity to parks and historical sites makes WAM and Worcester overall a great day trip.
  • A gorgeous art museum found in the second largest city in Massachusetts. While most tourists may gravitate to the museums in Boston, this one should not be overlooked. Their permanent collection consists of art and items from around the globe and include the Higgins Armory Collection after that museum closed several years ago. The rotating galleries always feature a new, fascinating collection. I'm fortunate enough to have seen the Jewels of the Nile exhibit and was blown away by the presentation. Truly a must visit for art lovers!

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