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Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

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Address: 21 Prospect St, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906-1142
Phone Number: +1 401-863-2065
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The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University’s teaching...

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University’s teaching museum. A resource across the university, we inspire creative and critical thinking about culture by fostering interdisciplinary understanding of the material world. We provide opportunities for faculty and students to work with collections and the public, teaching through objects and programs in classrooms, in the gallery in Manning Hall, and at the Collections Research Center.

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Small but welcoming

This small museum is right on the campus of Brown. So it affords you the opportunity to see inside a building if you are just walking the campus. The student working was helpful... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2015
Susan S
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Winchester, Virginia
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Providence, Rhode Island
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Compared to museums on other ivy league college campuses, BRown should be ashamed of itself. The museum space is maybe 500 sq ft. and the exhibits hardly change. the same Brown 250 exhibit has been there for at least 18 months. I'm sure Brown has collections? Why don't they have a proper museum???

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

This small museum is right on the campus of Brown. So it affords you the opportunity to see inside a building if you are just walking the campus. The student working was helpful. My daughter hopes to be an archeologist some day so she found it fun....but remember it is very small so I wouldn't make a special trip to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Okay to spend 20-30 minutes and it's free so if you are on the Brown campus, you can pop in. Would not make a special trip there.

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

the haffenreffer family knew what to do with their money when they funded this nice museum it has so many items that have been collected and are now able to be shown to the public. a lot of people do not know that this gem exists and maybe more publicity would help it be brought to the attention of more... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

Good place to take the kids. Walk around the woods and you will find hidden treasures. Good stuff ----------------------------------------

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

Was a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours, but now closed to the public

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Haffenreffer M, Public Relations Manager at Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, responded to this review

Our location in Bristol is now closed to the public. Please visit our location on the Brown University campus in Providence which is free and open to the public. Visit our website for a list of current exhibits. More 

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