Last updated: 4/15/2011
Greenwich, Connecticut
Street Address
One Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830
Mailing Address
One Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830
phone: 203-869-6786
e-mail: webmaster@brucemuseum.org
web: www.brucemuseum.org
Hours
Last admission 4:30 pm
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday1 PM - 5 PM
Mondayclosed
Closed Mondays and major holidays: New Years Day, Easter, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Early closing at 3 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Open on Mondays for: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Columbus Day.
Admissions
Adults $7.00
Students (5-22 w/ valid ID) $6.00
Seniors (65 & up) $6.00
Museum members and children under 5 Free
Free individual admission on Tuesday.
Groups of 8 or more require advance reservations.
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Cynthia Ehlinger, Public Relations / Science Assistant
phone: 203-869-6786x304
Anne von Stuelpnagel, Director of Exhibitions
phone: 203-869-6786x335
Description

Each year the Bruce Museum sponsors two outdoor festivals that feature original work by some of the best artists and craftspeople from around the country. The Crafts Festival in May, regularly held one week before Memorial Day, offers handmade, contemporary functional work such as jewelry, furniture, wearables, glassware, ceramics etc. The Arts Festival, regularly held on Columbus Day weekend, features fine art including painting, graphics and drawing. mixed media, sculpture and photography. All artists are present thoughout each entire weekend and all works are for sale.

The Bruce Museum is pleased to offer its galleries for rental either before the Museum opens (10:00 am) or after the Museum closes (5:00 pm). The rental fee includes Museum guards, custodians, use of Museum chairs, tables, audio-visual equipment and a Steinway piano. All events are expected to harmonize with the character and mission of the Bruce Museum. Private parties celebrating weddings, children's birthdays, fashion or trade shows, and events featuring dancing may not be held at the Museum.

The Bruce Museum Store offers a wide selection of unusual gifts, one of a kind jewelry, accessories, fun and educational toys, rocks, minerals, fossils, stationery, exhibition catalogs and a wonderful selection of art books and more that relate to the Museum's exhibitions and programs. For your convenience, we accept orders for our exhibition catalogs by phone or online

Consistently voted the "Best Museum" by area media, the Bruce Museum is a regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences encompassing regional to global perspectives.

Mission

Our Mission: The Bruce Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science to enrich the lives of all people.

History

The Museum was originally built as a private home in 1853. Robert Moffat Bruce (1822-1908), a wealthy textile merchant and member of the New York Cotton Exchange, bought the house and property in 1858 and deeded them to the Town on Greenwich in 1908.

Artifact Collections

Over the past 100 years, the Bruce Museum has developed a diverse collection through both gifts and purchases. From its holdings of approximately 15,000 objects in fine and decorative art, natural history and anthropology, the Museum selects items to complement its long and short-term exhibitions.

Educational Programs

The Bruce Museum is an educational institution which, through its varied exhibitions and collections in the arts and sciences, provides programs for diverse audiences. See http://brucemuseum.org/site/education/

Facilities

Lecture Halls

Governance

Board of Trustees

Publications

Select exhibition catalogs available. Annual report available online.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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