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Berkshire Museum

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

Fabulous museum with something for everyone. One surprise after another! There was serious art, a... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2016
Margaret M
Danbury, Connecticut
Surprisingly enjoyable

This is an eclectic museum. In an older building, we have seen several exhibits (over the years... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2016
Len L
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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39 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201-6169
+1 413-443-7171
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Fabulous museum with something for everyone. One surprise after another! There was serious art, a legitimate mummy, an small aquarium, and more.

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This is an eclectic museum. In an older building, we have seen several exhibits (over the years), many quite interesting. Lot of sculpture, ancient artifacts and some paintings. It's not MOMA, and not the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, but an enjoyable afternoon while in...More

Thank Len L
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Pittsfield, Massachusetts is a sad little town. Huge crime problems, a town that is down on its luck and a population that is struggling. The Berkshire Museum has the perfect opportunity to try to serve as a catalyst for a community that needs it. But...More

Thank Hockessinstorm43
Kim D, Communications Associate at Berkshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been noted. We are always working to make the Museum a better place for all. Many of the Museum staff are proud residents of Pittsfield, and we applaud the efforts that this small city has made to...More

Reviewed 2 February 2016

Our family enjoyed this museum in a quaint town. We spent a long weekend in the mountains with absolutely zero snow or the possibility of snow. It was no problem at all touring around the area. It was a beautiful area to see, even without...More

Thank KevChatham
Reviewed 25 January 2016

As many of the places I like, this is another gem in the Berkshires, and it still astounds me when I ask friends or locals, if they have been here and they say no. Really? Not just a museum, they have all sorts of programs...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

I went with 5 and 3 years old kids and they loved the museum. They had the Christmas tree special with special Western theme exhibits, toys, movies, animals, dress ups. The permanent exhibits are great, especially the aquarium and the natural history ones. My kids...More

Thank viganiko
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Cutting right to the chase: this museum has a LOT to offer despite it's relatively small size. The collections are intriguing and lovingly presented. There are plenty of hands-on interactive exhibits for youngsters and plenty to engage adults, too. The museum's collection of local fauna...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

If you like pretension, steer clear. You might want to plan another activity. We couldn't believe how much we enjoyed the Berkshire Museum. We had a ball. The exhibitions are accessible and interesting. I particularly enjoyed "Berkshire "Backyard," which showed native plants, birds, insects, and...More

Thank CleanWouldBeNice
Reviewed 2 December 2015

For a small town in Western Massachusetts, Pittsfield offers a surprising number of cultural institutions. The Bershire Museum offers fine art, natural history and an aquarium. A great way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day. We went during the Christmas season...More

Thank travelmpq
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Very nice museum that has a little bit of everything. The displays are presented well and there is typically a theme as with most museums. Worth the afternoon we spent there during our Thanksgiving get away.

Thank FSnyderJr
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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!