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Crane Museum of Papermaking

West Housatonic St, Dalton, MA 01226
+1 413-684-6380
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Fascinating! Don't miss this museum.

We were mesmerized by the presentation. A wonderful introduction to the world of currency paper... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christiansted, St. Croix
Surprisingly Fascinating

We've been vacationing in the Berkshires for five years and always passed up this museum because... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Elmont, New York
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
West Housatonic St, Dalton, MA 01226
+1 413-684-6380
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Reviewed yesterday

We were mesmerized by the presentation. A wonderful introduction to the world of currency paper production. Fascinating!

Thank edraupp
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been vacationing in the Berkshires for five years and always passed up this museum because it's brochure is uninteresting. So when we ran out of other places to go on a rainy afternoon, we finally ended up here. What a mistake. We should have...More

Thank LainieCat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let looks fool you This is a very interesting museum Our whole family was fascinated with the details about currency paper making. There was also a fun section with hands on paper making and crafting for all ages The host was very friendly and...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Brooklyn artist in search for an artistic, relaxed atmosphere I found the paper making laboratory at Crane Museum the perfect spot! It is great to work with Peter and interact with visitors and enthusiastic children!

1  Thank Fiorella64_10
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Worthwhile visit. Very interesting for adults and great activities for kids. Free for all and has a small gift shop.

Thank Dominick S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have worked for Crane Currency since the 1990's. The Crane Museum of Paper making is a great introduction to this historical manufacturing site along with the technologies that were used here. Crane is the oldest existing family owned manufacturing business in the USA having...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 12 January 2017

On a winter get-away and saw the museum sign while driving through Dalton. Ended up being the highlight of our trip. Peter our guide was extremely informative as to the history of paper making and especially the making of U S currency paper by the...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Interesting video presentation, as well as Q and A with former Crane employees plus paper making demonstrations. NOT a factory tour. Long history of this company. Also a small shop that sells stationary products.

Thank rhankey
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing learnings about how paper is made, how currency is made and printed as well as a historical overview of the mill. Can't say enough good things about the curator, he's a wealth of knowledge. Make sure you ask him a lot of questions...he'll have...More

Thank HM786
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I was the sole soul at the opening of the museum today (1 PM) and was its delighted guest from the moment I walked in the door. Not left to just wander, I was treated like a queen while there by the capable and knowledgeable...More

Thank winniezpoo
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Dennis M
Is the museum open on weekends?
23 July 2015|
Response from CraneMuseum | Property representative |
Unfortunately not. We have a very small staff who operated the Museum Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. I hope you will be able to visit us.