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Berkshire Museum

39 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201-6169
+1 413-443-7171
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Go See the guitar exhibit

The Berkshire Museum currently has an exhibit called The Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Great hidden gem

We have always gone to Mass Moca, the Clark and the Norman Rockwell museum. We found this museum to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jacob H
Ashland, Massachusetts
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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39 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201-6169
+1 413-443-7171
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Berkshire Museum currently has an exhibit called The Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World. Took my teenage beginning guitarist and she LOVED IT, as did I. World's largest guitar to touch, plus an eight necked guitar, great old rockers' guitars, and even a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always gone to Mass Moca, the Clark and the Norman Rockwell museum. We found this museum to be great for kids and a perfect size for an afternoon visit.

Thank Jacob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visits to this museum have always been pleasurable, until now. They have decided to SELL two Rockwell paintings among others! Who does this when the artist is a hometown boy?! I'm disgusted and would not spend another penny in support of this facility.

1  Thank gnaturecenter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Berkshire Museum is a little gem located next door to the Colonial Theater, another gem. We visited the special exhibit on Guitars - never imagined so any varieties and long history of the guitar. Especially liked the world's largest playable guitar at over 40...More

Thank Craig L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove hours to view artwork that has removed. Had to pay a raised admission price for the guitar exhibition which was lackluster. Visitors should be told that the artwork is gone before paying to see guitars. There were a couple of rooms with almost empty...More

1  Thank sm0f0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although Pittsfield is a smaller city, the Berkshire Museum has a surprisingly expansive collection of ancient artifacts and paintings. Yes, the selection is small--but they are the types of things you would only expect in a larger museum (an Egyptian mummy, Roman glass, carved idols...More

1  Thank greenehouse2003
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It was my birthday and it was a cold damp January day. My grand daughter asked me to spend the day with her. After having a wonderful lunch, she suggested we go to the Berkshire Museum. I had not been there in years, loved to...More

1  Thank K5705XHcaroleb
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great lock attraction.The special exhibits are very well done.There is a guitar exhibit which is exceptional going on right now.This is especially great on a rainy day.

1  Thank Charles M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

After touring this small museum to art, nature, science, history and culture I think it should be renamed the Berkshires “Children” Museum. Adults can enjoy this museum but there are so many interactive activities to capture the imagination of young ones that it is the...More

1  Thank W8LT3R
Reviewed 6 July 2017

small museum in the Berkshires about the surrounding towns. There is a traveling exhibit about history of guitars that is taking places until the end of Sept 2017.

1  Thank Matthew G
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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!