Delve into the wonderful world of art in Manchester at the Currier Museum of Art, where you can explore a number of artworks from iconic European and American painters, as well as art in other forms, plus you can visit the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House too!
The Currier Museum of Art is a great way to introduce those older and curious kids to the many facets of art - it's not just paintings! Exploring the collections and changing exhibits also offer a chance for kids to start appreciating art, and asking questions as they see the various styles and techniques.
What do they like? What don't they like? There's no wrong answer, so it's perfect for kids to express themselves and be inspired!
Have you heard of Monet, or O'Keeffe, or Picasso? Of course you have, and the Currier Museum of Art is home to art from all of those incredible artists.
In addition to the collections, the museum puts on changing exhibitions, and tours, as well as plenty of things to do for families.
Don't forget about the workshops and classes too!
The museum also offers tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright house Zimmerman House, but you need to reserve in advance, but it adds another great level of art appreciate and exploration to your art-tastic day out.
So why not visit the Currier Museum of Art on your next family day out in Manchester, because you never know how you might be inspired!
$5 (Ages 13 to 17)
$10 students, $13 seniors
Free Museum admission for NH residents is available on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. NH residents who arrive before noon can stay all day for free!
Free highlights tours are available every day at 1 pm and last between 45 and 60 minutes
They have a cafe that makes a great spot for lunch or a hot drink, with a menu featuring seasonal soups, sandwiches, pastries and salads. There are also kids options available
Healthy Eating There are plenty of healthy options in the cafe including salads
Via I-293, take Exit 6-Amoskeag Bridge, bearing right to cross bridge (but staying in the left lane), following signs for US Route 3 and Business District to Elm Street. At traffic light, cross Elm and go 0.4 miles to Beech St. Turn right onto Beech, the Currier will be 0.5 mile on your left. Via I-93, take Exit 8-Wellington Road/Bridge Street. Bear right at the end of the ramp, which becomes Bridge Street, and go 1.5 miles to Ash Street (after the third full traffic light). Turn right onto Ash Street. The Currier will be 0.25 mile on your left. Free parking is available on-site
They offer a host of outreach programs, art classes and workshops, as well as school group tours.
They of course have a Museum Shop! They have a large selection of items including prints from the collection, textiles, jewelry, paper and home goods, books, and hand-crafted gifts made by artisans both locally and worldwide
The museum is accessible. Wheelchair-accessible parking spaces are available in the Museum lot. Accessible drop off and pick up is located in front of the Museum entrance.
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Strollers are available on a limited basis from Guest Services
11am - 5pm Sunday, Monday, Wednesday to Friday, 10am - 5pm Saturday (open until 9pm when Currier After Hours are on, typically first Thursday of the month)
Closed Tuesdays, also New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day (4th of July), Thanksgiving, & Christmas Day
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