Museums in Barrington

$55 for a Newport Mansions Family Membership from Preservation Society of Newport County ($90 Value)

Preservation Society of Newport County

Multiple Locations

$90 $55

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Take the household on tours of the historic mansions of some of the nation's most important families with year-long museum membership

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum (50% Off)

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Nantucket

$12 $6

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Explore famous shipwrecks and rescue attempts, learn about life-saving tools and techniques, and celebrate the bravery of locals

Admission for Two or Four to the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport (Up to Half Off)

National Museum of American Illustration

Newport

$36 $18

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Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of 145 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

General Admission for 2, 4, 6, or 10 to The New Bedford Museum of Glass (Up to 60% Off)

The New Bedford Museum of Glass

New Bedford

$10 $5

Permanent collections and rotating exhibits showcase around 7,000 pieces of glass art spanning more than 3,000 years of worldwide history

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Work and Culture (Up to 48% Off)

Museum of Work and Culture

Woonsocket

$16 $10

Nine walk-through exhibits share the stories of the immigrants who traveled to Rhode Island in the late 19th century in search of prosperity

Fuller Craft Museum Visit for Two, Guided Tour for Four, or Annual Membership for One (Up to 50% Off)

Fuller Craft Museum

Brockton

$16 $10

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Rotating, eclectic exhibits of drawing, sculpture, and other art and functional craft forms; membership with workshop discounts

Museum Visit and Walking Tour for Two or Four at The Jenney Museum (Up to 53% Off)

The Jenney Museum

Plymouth

$36 $18

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Local historian and guide leads walking tour that includes views of Plymouth Rock and the historical town square

$37 for One-Year Membership for Two Children to Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum ($75 Value)

Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum

Cohasset

$75 $37

Kids ages 1 to 6 explore educationally-themed playsets and touchable exhibits

Admission for Two or Four to Cape Cod Children's Museum (38% Off)

Cape Cod Children's Museum

Mashpee

$16 $10

More than 20 interactive exhibits include a tree house, music room, and pirate ship

Worcester Historical Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight (50% Off)

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

$20 $10

Library with 7,000 titles and exhibits with items such as Civil War–era diaries and colonial weapons highlight Worcester history

Admission or Membership to The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum (70% Off)

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

$20 $12

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Experience the American Revolution through Revolutionary-era artifacts & live performances, then tour the Boston Massacre site out front

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A living-history farm dating to 1799, Coggeshall Farm Museum brings Bristol’s agrarian past into the present by providing a faithful depiction of farm life during the period between the Revolutionary War and the Industrial Revolution. Staffed by trained actors in period dress, the museum provides rare insight into the lives of traditional coastal tenant farmers as workers demonstrate everyday chores of yesteryear such as tilling the land or applying wax to the land's moustache. Hands-on activities and workshops encourage patrons to get a feel for farm work and include lessons in Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking. The farm's historic structures are meticulously maintained via period-accurate restorations, allowing them to keep proud watch over the expansive grounds where heirloom plants and native animals thrive amid 48 acres of woodland, fields, and salt marsh.Farm activities are open to the public on Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1 Colt Dr
Bristol,
RI
US

A visit to the Museum of Natural History & Planetarium will take you on a journey to discover the world around you and beyond. Open since 1896, the museum houses natural history and cultural collections, from local sources and from around the world. Aside from the main exhibits and housing the state's only public planetarium, the museum features programs as well as scientific and cultural events aimed at children, adults, families, and scouts, thus living up to its reputation as "The People's University."

1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence,
RI
US

The Rhode Island Historical Society collects and displays artifacts from Rhode Island's past. In the Museum of Work & Culture, exhibits tell the story of the people in 19th- and 20th-century mill towns who valued work and enterprise so much that they never wasted an entire afternoon on Wikipedia. The society also maintains the 18th-century John Brown House Museum and hosts walking tours following in the footsteps of authors Jane Jacobs and H.P. Lovecraft.

52 Power St
Providence,
RI
US

The splendor of the Gilded Age emanates from Vernon Court, a turn-of-the-century French chateau?style mansion outfitted with marbled columns, a spiral staircase, and sunken gardens. But inside the building is another kind of treasure: the National Museum of American Illustration, which houses some of the country?s most revered illustrated works.

Hanging on the museum?s walls are original paintings and drawings from 145 renowned American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, all created between 1895 and 1945. Maxfield Parrish was known best for his book illustrations, filled with a particular shade of intense cobalt that became known as Parrish Blue. His whimsical paintings feature fairytale characters, such as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, amid fantastic settings, such as lush gardens or neon-lit dance parties. Norman Rockwell?s iconic paintings, meanwhile, told stories of everyday life, some humorous and others heartwarming, appearing in the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines.

492 Bellevue Ave.
Newport,
RI
US

Since 2007, the Newport Antiques Show has culled some of the most elegant and important Americana antiques for its massive annual shows. Show manager Diana H. Bittel, a distinguished antiques dealer in her own right, carefully selects the dealers to be featured, eventually inviting a lucky 40 to showcase their wares. With paintings, furniture, folk art, jewelry, and other one-of-a-kind pieces, antiques aficionados are sure to find an item that complements their home decor, appeals to their sense of history, or gives them a convenient shortcut to Narnia. The show also gives back by benefiting the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County.

127 Thames St
Newport,
RI
US

It would take months of sea travel, extensive scuba certifications, and fluency in several crustacean dialects to find—let alone interact with—all the creatures found in Ocean Explorium's interactive exhibits. The science center emphasizes environmental stewardship and scientific literacy through several educational habitats such as touch tanks of local aquatic wildlife—including New Bedford's world-famous scallops and schools of rays and sharks. The Living Laboratory exhibit brings visitors face to face with sea creatures such as baby sharks, shark egg cases, coral farm, and moon jellies. Beyond the up-close encounters with denizens of the deep, Ocean Explorium also enlightens patrons with a variety of non-living displays. The Explorer's Zone presents scientific experiments that reveal the workings of the natural world through hands-on exhibits themed around different weekly topics, and Discovery Bay enthralls children aged eight or younger with games, puzzles, and a sand and water table. Advanced computers construct a three-dimensional image of our home planet as it appears from outer space in the Science on a Sphere exhibit, displaying global weather patterns in real time or replaying natural phenomena from history, such as the time it rained men.

174 Union St
New Bedford,
MA
US