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Berkshire Museum

39 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201-6169
+1 413-443-7171
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A Very Nice Treasure in the Berkshires with Science, History and Art

My husband and I visited the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on Sunday, March 25... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kzsull01
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Windsor, Connecticut
An interesting place

Berkshire Museum is okay. I thought the displays were dated and not close to great. We stayed about... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Russ P
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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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
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"guitar exhibit"
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"rainy day"
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"small city"
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"fine art"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The museum has a great mixture of various different types of science, history and art artifacts on exhibit. We have visited the museum multiple times and have always enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Berkshire Museum is okay. I thought the displays were dated and not close to great. We stayed about an hour.

Thank Russ P
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I've been going to this museum since my son is an infant. He's now a young teen. Always a great experience. If you have a museum membership already to any science or children's museum check to see if you can enter free with "reciprocal" membership...More

Thank MCP P
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We visited over Presidents Weekend with our 11 year old twins. Lots of hands on activities from building to drawing that encouraged the kids to engage in the exhibits. Sometimes difficult to capture this age group and we thought it was done very well. The...More

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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
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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

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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!
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