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Worcester Art Museum

Indoor $$$
Art Museum, History Museums, Cultural Museums, Children's Museums, School Trip, Educational, Cultural, Historical, Adventurous, Touristy
55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA
URL: Worcester Art Museum  Phone: 508-799-4406
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Activity Overview

The Worcester Art Museum (WAM) features over 35,000 art houses that are representing different cultures from all over the world. The WAM opened in 1898 in Worcester, Massachusetts and the second largest art museum in New England. It features a café, museum shop, and library. The Museum has a devoted gallery for exhibition of a strong collection of modern and contemporary art.

Things to Do

This museum is like a little Boston Museum of Fine Arts. They feature single or double examples of many of the masters of art across 4 floors and a basement.

Upon entering, you are in a very large and beautiful Renaissance court. Turn a corner and you find youself in the Middle Ages. It was fun to explore the numerous galleries and see examples of art including Roman, Egyptian, Asian, Medieval, and Greek.

The exhibit of Knights!, armor & weapons, that are so spectacular, that includes family friendly items for the kids to explore. The Knights! exhibit features the extensive armor collection that was once displayed at the Higgins Armory Museum.

Visit the Renaissance Court and the Roman mosaics as well as the medieval French chapel.

There are some very good restaurants nearby, and the cafe in the Museum is very good too.

Worcester Art Museum Insider Tips

  • Flourishing Antiquities and the Antioch tiles at the entrance are astounding.
  • Free Parking is available.
  • The Worcester Art Museum (WAM) is world reputed museum for their collection of art all around the world.
  • Their Chinese jade and porcelain gallery has really breathtaking pieces.
  • Lunch at the Cafe is a great with a constantly changing menu and wonderful food.

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