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Berkshire Museum

39 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201-6169
+1 413-443-7171
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Disappointing

For the price the museum was a great disappointment. Had there not been a special exhibit on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jteble
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Austin, Texas
A Little Gem in Pittsfield

While visiting in the Berkshires, we discovered this little local museum. They were featuring a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Linda C
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

For the price the museum was a great disappointment. Had there not been a special exhibit on guitars there at the time of our visit, it would not have been worth the price of admission. They are working to improve the museum but have a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

While visiting in the Berkshires, we discovered this little local museum. They were featuring a wonderful exhibits on Guitars. It was fantastic. Over 80 guitars, interactive stations explaining the science of sound, informative text by every guitar (old sitars to 3D printed guitars!). The regular...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Adults, teens and young children will love this exhibit running through early September. Don't miss it!

Thank Laurie N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Each year the Berkshire Museum has interesting special exhibit besides their regular exhibits. There also is a movie theater that shows excellent cinemas a few days during the week.

Thank cazreads
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The museum is nice but small. There is a huge dinosaur statue on the front courtyard which is a bit misleading since the actual dinosaur exhibit consisted of I think 3 or 4 dinosaur models. If you wanted you could probably see the whole thing...More

Thank lostinatlanta
Kim D, Marketing and Brand Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback! Yes, we do participate in the ASTC program, so members of other ASTC museums that are more than 90 miles away from us can get in free.

Reviewed 5 May 2017

I was not expecting how much fun it would be for my girlfriend's son. He is very active and this museum had a variety of exhibits especially children of all ages. If you are looking for a place to have fun with your child in...More

Thank Augusto V
Kim D, Marketing and Brand Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent visit. We are always working to include activities and exhibitions that will inspire guests of all ages, and love to hear that it's working! We hope you'll come back and visit us...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

The eclectic collections reflect the diverse interests and mandates of its 19th century founders. There is as culture clash between the fine arts, including plaster casts of classical sculptures and Hudson River School landscapes and exhibits of nature. Special exhibitions are diverse an d family...More

Thank Gonzology
Kim D, Marketing and Brand Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you for your thorough and thoughtful review!

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to take the kids to learn and have fun doing it...fun facts for adults too. Its easy to find, parking was a little difficult but no hard.More

Thank Sexxy S
Kim D, Marketing and Brand Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you for your review! On future visits, I would recommend the public parking lot near the Colonial Theater - their driveway comes up about 100 yards before ours as you are headed north on South Street - or the metered parking across the street...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Special programming for students of all ages, as well as grown-ups, makes this an ideal visit during school vacation. And it's good for more than one visit. For small-fry, there's lots to do and see. And the aquarium is just awesome! Enjoy.

Thank blandlandtraveler
Kim D, Marketing and Brand Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We hope to see you back during summer vacation for GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World!

Reviewed 26 February 2017

We stayed here for a few hours on a rainy day. It was the perfect break for our week long stay in the Berkshires with our young children. They loved all of the play rooms and there was something for everyone. My daughters had fun...More

Thank twintigers2 .
Kim D, Marketing and Brand Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you for your thorough and thoughtful review! It sounds like you visited us during Ten Days of Play, which takes place every year during February vacation week. We host Imagination Playground (the big blue blocks) every 2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month from...More

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Virginia427
Hi ,what does it cost to get in?
11 March 2016|
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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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