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Berkshire Museum

39 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201-6169
+1 413-443-7171
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New Years Day Diamond in the Snow!

Even with abbreviated holiday hours, this was the place to be on this frozen day for sure. Young... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Plattsburgh, New York
Great for small children!

We visited the museum with our 4-year- and 18-month-olds, and it was a huge hit! They loved the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
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Established by Zenas Crane in 1903, Berkshire Museum integrates art, history, and natural science in a wide range of programs and exhibitions that inspire educational connections between the disciplines. In association with the Smithsonian since 2013, Berkshire Museum is part of a select group of museums, cultural, educational, and arts organizations that share the Smithsonian's resources with the nation. Located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, at 39 South St., the Berkshire Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $13 adult, $6 child; Museum members and children age 3 and under enjoy free admission.
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39 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201-6169
+1 413-443-7171
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Even with abbreviated holiday hours, this was the place to be on this frozen day for sure. Young and old alike were enjoying the whole scene including the holiday trees on display. Clean, well policed, good flow and variety. Really good value for what was...More

1  Thank Sherlockfoodie
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We visited the museum with our 4-year- and 18-month-olds, and it was a huge hit! They loved the aquarium and reptiles, the spent a lot of time in the area toward the front with different building materials. The permanent collection was quite eclectic - it...More

2  Thank 0101TravelBug0101
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We heard about the Festival of Christmas Trees, so took the twenty minute ride up Route 7 from Lenox. The exhibit was nice, spreading over the various rooms with trees presented by various segments/groups from the community in all sizes shapes and forms, which is...More

1  Thank Conseiller99
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The art collection and artifacts are more than I expected for a small museum. They have a children's area for them to experiment plus an aquarium in the basement.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I were visiting the area and took a few hours to explore this delightful local museum. I found that it was a nice balance between child and adult focused, with awesome hands on opportunities for kids mixed with interesting traveling exhibits more...More

1  Thank sarah_2010067
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

One of our must see stop while visiting the Berkshires n it was worth it. Creative trees n great exhibits. Beautiful statues, precious paintings. Cute little aquarium too. Had some time to kill but make sure u get they early. Early like when it opens....More

1  Thank LoJo466
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Visited with a 2 year old who enjoyed the aquarium and magnets in the play area. Lots of Christmas trees for the season decorated eclectically. Very safe basement area with fish, turtles, and snakes where children roam freely. Mixed bag of items on display on...More

1  Thank ron542
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Berkshire Museum is a small city museum with a variety of different kinds of exhibits in art, history, natural history, etc. We focused on the artwork. During this visit they had a special exhibit of the work of Morgan Bulkeley, an artist we were...More

1  Thank VNahmias
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Based on all the publicity we read in the local news during our trip about the de-accessioning of significant artworks from its collection, the Berkshire Museum is at a crossroads. A classic example of a small city museum, founded by a wealth patron more than...More

1  Thank Carol757
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This museum has 3 floors. The top floor has artwork, antiquities, and a temporary exhibit by Morgan Bulkeley, an artist. His paintings were very unusual. The main floor has exhibits of animals found in the Berkshires, an exhibit of rocks and minerals, a Hall of...More

Thank jastine
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Response from Docent2015 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fees are $13 for adults; $6 Child (under 18); Free for children 3 and under. EBT card + ID Free for 2 adult and 2 children each time AAA members $2 off Adult ENJOY!