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McMullen Museum

2101 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA, Newton, MA 02135-3101
+1 617-552-1427
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Not great vis a vie accessibility

We took our family to this museum to see a special exhibit. The handicapped parking was far from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChayaYehudit
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Newton, Massachusetts
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A jewel of a museum in Chestnut Hill

My husband and I loved both the building and the first exhibit, Beyond Words: Illuminated... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ellen O
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 08:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2101 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA, Newton, MA 02135-3101
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our family to this museum to see a special exhibit. The handicapped parking was far from the door and up several little hills. We needed two wheelchairs for our group but like many places, they purchased child-Sized wheelchairs so one of us went...More

Thank ChayaYehudit
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I loved both the building and the first exhibit, Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections; Manuscripts for Pleasure & Piety (September 12–December 11, 2016). The collection was superbly curated and the items on display were exquisite. The small scale of the...More

Thank Ellen O
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I've been here a few times for different shows and have always been very happy and intrigued with them. The building is lovely, the admission is free, and the whole experience is worth the ride out of town!

Thank Patti C
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This amazing little museum ,which houses world Class art, much of it Baroque and 16th Century European ,is blocks away from my childhood home. And it has Free Admission. It's a Jewel and so is the neighborhood. There are many small, old estates there. There...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The McMullen Museum provides art served up in the proper portion. It's not too daunting, like the MFA, or as personal as The Gardiner. It's just right. A visit is always a satisfying experience.The exhibitions are interesting, often novel, and always very well executed. It's...More

Thank Truro F
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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...More

Thank RockportBirder
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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...More

Thank _lfenton_2001
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...More

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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.

Thank DSW_TX
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...More

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
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