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Address: 140 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA 02467-3800
Phone Number: +1 617-552-8100
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Spectacular New Location

Now at 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, in the former cardinal's mansion, the museum has three times as much exhibit space as the former location. The glass addition provides a lobby... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rockport, Massachusetts
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Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now at 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, in the former cardinal's mansion, the museum has three times as much exhibit space as the former location. The glass addition provides a lobby, restrooms, stairs, an elevator, and other amenities, so that the mansion can be used for exhibit space. The inaugural show is Beyond Words, one of three parts of an illuminated manuscript... More 

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Thank RockportBirder
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently went to the new McMullen Museum to see the excellent show of medieval illuminated manuscripts. The new museum , in what was once the cardinals residence, is spacious, handicapped accessable and has free parking. I highly reccommend seeing the manuscript exhibit which will be on view until mid December. There are explanatory videos on the process of creating... More 

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Thank _lfenton_2001
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This newly reopened (in a completely renovated, gorgeous location) is a hidden gem. First, it is FREE admission! Second, it is a very high quality museum which shows one exhibition at a time and really focuses on doing that exhibition right. "More Than Words" is a perfect example. The fact that this current (Fall 2016) exhibition is in tandem with... More 

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1 Thank C H
Texas
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139 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This museum is part of B.C. and has some nice collections that are put together every year. Admission is free for students and many community members, so worth at least checking it out.

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Thank DSW_TX
Newton, Massachusetts
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183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

McMullen Museum has wonderful and often powerful exhibits, just not enough of them. It's best to go on line, look carefully at their annual schedule of offerings and pick what you would really enjoy and skip the rest. I do not recommend going there on a lark as it can be a disappointment; flat, boring, uninspired. .

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Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Nicely curated and designed exhibit and informative introductions. The museum offers an intimate experience with the past through arts.

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Thank Jie C
Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a small museum with an excellent collection , but it excels with what it can borrow to complete an exhibit. Always a good look here. Worth a trip out of Boston for the day. Of course it is a small museum and it won't take you that long to see, which leaves you plenty of time to travel... More 

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Thank Henry Q
boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

it is always startling when I go to this Museum. For the past 5 years or so the exhibitions have been first rate. I recently brought some young people to see the La Farge glass exhibition and we were all quite astounded. The last several exhibitions that I saw I was taken by the curatorial decisions and the placement of... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Rotating Exhibits every few months assure something new and interesting to see throughout the year. Past exhibits have included 2000-year-old treasures from the far-flung provinces of the Roman Emprie, a famous redeicovered Caravaggio materpiece, 'Degenerate Art' from Germany between the Wars, the American West in painting and sculpture, and early photographers of the 20th Century. Oh, and it's all free,... More 

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Waban, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

The McMullen is a wonderful small museum/gallery in Chestnut Hill with docent led tours of its excellence exhibits which change each semester.

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