Other Ideas: Discovery Museum; Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH); Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum (for kids and adults); Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; Paul Revere House
The Wenham Museum is a family attraction appealing to all ages. The Museum opened in 1922, and has grown tremendously over the years into a great resource for the North Shore of Boston and beyond.
The permanent collection includes over 5,000 dolls and doll accessories, and toy soldiers from the American Revolution through World War II. The Model Train room is a maze of whirring, whistling antique trains and railroad artifacts, and kids are welcome to play conductor. The Family Discovery Room offers a variety of hands-on activities for kids of all ages.
Classes, Events & Camps
The Wenham Museum offers many enrichment experiences for children, from preschool up. Click on these links to check out frequent preschool programs, youth and family events, and summer programs like History Alive! camps.
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Tuesday - Sunday 10 - 4 p.m.
Closed Mondays, BUT open Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, and Veterans’ Day.
Running 7/1 – 9/15
Summer Hours: Tuesday – Saturday
We will be closed for maintenance 9/2/2014 - 9/8/2014.
Galleries closed on 9/6
Claflin Richards House – Open on 9/6
Saturday, 9/6 is a 17th Century Saturday and folks come to tour the house.
Adults: $10, Children: $8
Seniors: $8 on Wednesdays
132 Main Street, Wenham, MA, 01984 map
From points south: Take Route 128 north to exit 20-A (Route 1A - Hamilton). Follow Route 1A north for 2.3 miles. The Museum is on the right before the Wenham Town Hall.
From points north: Take Route 95 South to Route 128 North. Then follow the directions as above.
Public Transportation: Commuter Rail to Hamilton-Wenham; 15-minute scenic walk south from the depot on Route 1A.
Lots To LearnThe museum offers a lot of unique exhibits in a comfortable environment. The events that are hosted are creative and fun, bringing in educational aspects on all levels.
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