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“great little museum”
Review of Bruce Museum

Bruce Museum
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Greenwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Explore Art and Science at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Closing at 3 pm the eve before Christmas and New Year's Day.
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Had a blast. Saw Toulouse-Lautrec, microsopic photography, and George Wharton Edwards. Loved them all

Thank David R
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Here’s a very convenient, but smallish museum, located in Greenwich, CT right off US 95. The main attraction right now is the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit, which is quite extensive, but includes no paintings; mostly lithographs, posters, drypoint and drawings, on loan from the Herakleidon Museum in Greece. Many of the works include helpful printed information alongside. There is a free cellphone-based narration available, but I found it very difficult to understand because of the sound quality.
In addition to the changing exhibit, there are permanent exhibits dealing with geology, anthropology, and zoology. There was also a fascinating exhibit of microscopic photography, but I don’t think it’s permanent.
Tuesdays are free, so that’s the day I would recommend. There was a lecture/tour conducted by one of the docents at 1:30. A small gift shop is worth visiting as well.
I believe they have educational programs for children, but I don’t know if they’re free. More information is available on their website.

Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

i saw a nice exhibit of toulouse lautrec prints. the museum is great for children with natural history exhibits.

Thank davidhQ669LD
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We visited the Bruce twice this weekend: the first time to see an interesting exhibit of Toulouse-Lautrec's posters and sketches, and a smaller exhibit of Nikon's cellular photography. The T-L showed some familiar posters, and many less familiar sketches that showed off his unique ability to create a profile with a minimum of strokes. The photos of cells and embryos were breathtakingly beautiful: each was a work of art, but of a living creature at its embryonic stage. The next day, we returned with our 10-yr old grandson to walk through the rest of the museum's exhibit of the interchange of human and natural management of our land, air and sea environments. He was old enough to appreciate touching a meteorite, looking at dinosaur footprints. and viewing an animation of the inter-continental movement over 500 billion years. The museum offers classes, but none when we were there. It was a good visit of about 2 hours.

Thank Holly A
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Brucemuseum, Manager at Bruce Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for spending the weekend at the Bruce Museum. Your grandson may enjoy our Toulouse-Lautrec Family Day on October 22, 1 pm to 4 pm. We will have fun art activities, sit for a unique portrait by caricaturist Dan Springer and see a Toulouse-Lautrec painting come to life with mime and moving statue Linda Peck. At 1:45 and 2:45 pm, travel to Paris with French-inspired dance performances by Allegra Dance Greenwich.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We went here when we were staying in town only because we had free entry from a reciprocal museum. This museum is not really for kids. There was 1 hands on room which held their attention for maybe 15 minutes and the rest was interesting art, nothing famous. One exhibit was not exactly kid appropriate, but maybe it changes out. If you enjoy interesting art this might be your thing, but not for non-art lovers [with kids].

Thank wolfman2014
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