Looking for some culture? Museums in Walpole, MA, and the surrounding area offer something for everyone, from bird-watchers to football lovers and everyone in between. Alta Easterly has lined up a few of our favorites that we’re certain will soon be some of yours.
This museum is a must-see for all lovers of art, craft, and natural beauty. The visual stimulation here is nothing short of stunning given the purposeful design of combining craft with nature. Don’t miss the “Take It Outside: Works from the Boston Sculptors Gallery” exhibit running through Oct. 27. This exhibit features unique perspectives using ceramic, metal, stone and other mediums and is featured on the museum’s 22-acre property. Sign up for a felted bead workshop, an intro to wheel throwing class, or any of a host of other craft workshops. You’re just a quick 12 miles away!
If you are a bird-watcher and lover of art, this is the place for you! Less than 7 miles from Alta Easterly, this museum features an extensive collection of bird art and 2 miles of trails perfect for bird-watching, sketching, or photography. If you want to learn more, check out their catalog of classes – for kids and adults as well!
For the football buff in you or your family member, The Patriots Hall of Fame will not disappoint. From memorabilia dating back to 1959, when the organization started, to a giant Patriots helmet re-created for visitors to experience what the players once did as they ran into Gillette Stadium, there’s so much to see and interact with. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. Head here for the full scoop on hours, birthday events, admission discounts and exhibits.
With all five-star reviews on TripAdvisor, this is clearly the museum you didn’t know about but should visit! If you happen to be on your way to Lake Massapoag or Borderland State Park on a Thursday between 3 and 5 PM, stop in for a personal tour by the curator himself. Perfect for all ages, the Sharon Police & Fire Museum displays a host of police and fire artifacts from Sharon, Boston, and around the world, in this three-room museum. Just 3.5 miles from your back door, it’s like taking a walk back into history for all ages. And it’s free!
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