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Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

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Interesting and free, but very small

Haffenreffer is a tiny and FREE museum of anthropology on Brown's campus that my friend and I... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Alexis B
Nashville, Tennessee
Weekend in Providence

After visiting the RISD museum and exploring the city a little, we stumbled on this while returning... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Kimberly C
East Hampton, Connecticut
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18 Jul 2018
“Interesting and free, but very small”
3 Oct 2017
“Weekend in Providence”
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...more
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21 Prospect St, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906-1142
+1 401-863-2065
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Museum claims it has a million collected items, but since it is really the size of a large room, these objects are nowhere in sight. There were two special exhibits, but while somewhat interesting, seem more related to contemporary issues then anthropology. Overall a disappointing...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Haffenreffer is a tiny and FREE museum of anthropology on Brown's campus that my friend and I visited during our weekend of exploring Providence and Newport. When we visited, they had some very interesting exhibits. The one that interested me the most was "Sacred is...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

After visiting the RISD museum and exploring the city a little, we stumbled on this while returning to our vehicle. The museum was small but had some interesting pieces. The gentleman on duty was wonderful. I really enjoyed chatting with him and learning about his...More

Thank Kimberly C
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...More

1  Thank panama2000
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 7 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.

Thank Holly C
Reviewed 17 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...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2012

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

Thank Orien499
Reviewed 6 May 2012

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

2  Thank Alfred S
Haffenreffer M, Public Relations Manager at Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2013

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.

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