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Berkshire Museum

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

The Berkshire Museum is a small city museum with a variety of different kinds of exhibits in art... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VNahmias
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Los Angeles
It's possible to be too family friendly

Based on all the publicity we read in the local news during our trip about the de-accessioning of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol757
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Springfield, VA
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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 weeks ago

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

Thank VNahmias
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Carol757
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting little museum. It combines an aquarium, antiquities and some modern art into an interesting place to explore, with plenty to see. Not having one theme hurts a little as it's hard to get that much into any single thing, but...More

1  Thank James K
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The museum offers several hands on exhibits and educational play areas for children as well as a small aquarium. Definitely worth spending a couple of hours together.

1  Thank Michael S
Kim D, Marketing and Brand Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 12 September 2017

The first floor was really interesting, and had lots of information on the flora/fauna of the area, as well as information on people/inventions from the area. The second floor was 1/2 art museum, with a lot of interesting art (artifacts from Syria were a highlight...More

Thank Kelly D
Kim D, Marketing and Brand Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Museum experience. In our new vision, the galleries will include interpretation that is relevant, interesting, and accessible to all ages and abilities. In other words, whether you are 5, 10, or 65, there will be...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The museum has the mummies of Pahat and Son from ancient Egypt displayed in two glass cases. There is also an interactive "educational" display, computerized, that tells a lot about the death rites, a forensic reconstruction of Pahat's head and face, and an MRI type...More

Thank sailorhunter35
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This has the same old "dusty" displays as they had many decades ago, the newer stuff (there's not all that much) is geared to small children. We went through it in about 15 minutes. It needs to be updated, We Won't bother going back.

Thank karebear70
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This venue is perfect for all ages. Lots of aquariums and aquatic life. Plenty of stuffed animals and birds too . The special guitar exhibit this summer was great. The innovation area is also interesting. This is a great place for a rainy day.

Thank Joan K
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The Museum always has exhibits and programs that appeal to all family members and all ages! From the current show on Guitars, one in the past year on Collections (Of various unusual items) and the Film selections weekly in the Theater providing art films of...More

Thank Abbie V
Kim D, Marketing and Brand Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for your review. Our Little Cinema screens foreign and independent films every Friday through Monday at 7 pm, with a Monday matinee at 1:30 pm.

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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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