Berkshire County Museum

Find Berkshire County Massachusetts museums, such as art museums and galleries, childrens museums, natural history museums, science centers and discovery museums. Museums provide exhibits related to modern and fine arts, history, science and nature, dinosaurs, engineering and more.


Animagic Museum of Animation 77 Main Street Lee MA 01238 413-243-2051


Arrowhead Museum 780 Holmes Road Pittsfield MA 01201 413-442-1793

Berkshire Museum 39 South Street Pittsfield MA 01201 413-443-7171

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum 10 Willow Creek Road Lenox MA 01240 413-637-2210

Brill Gallery 243 Union Street North Adams MA 01247 800-294-2811

Crane Museum 1226 Main Street Dalton MA 01226 877-835-6222

Crane Museum of Papermaking 40 Pioneer Street Dalton MA 01226 413-684-6481

Housatonic River Museum 255 North Street Pittsfield MA 01201 413-717-2166

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art 87 Marshall Street North Adams MA 01247 413-662-2111

New England Holocaust Institute And Museum 45 Eagle Street North Adams MA 01247 413-664-6371

Norman Rockwell Museum 9 Rattlesnake Mountain Road Lenox MA 01240 413-298-4100

Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum 67 East Road Adams MA 01220 413-743-7121

The Childrens Museum 382 Pecks Road Pittsfield MA 01201

The Ramana Gallery 1840 North Main Street Sheffield MA 01257 413-717-4030

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum 104 Walker Street Lenox MA 01240 413-637-3206

Williams College Museum of Art 863 Main Street Williamstown MA 01267 413-597-2429

Williamstown Art Conservation Center 227 South Street Williamstown MA 01267 413-458-5741

About Museums

Who owns Museums?

Many Museums are owned and operated by private non-profit organizations established specifically for the purpose of running the Museum. Some cities and other local governments own Museums. Universities and colleges frequently own and operate Museums, which are often related to some area of research important to the institution. Museums may also be owned by businesses, foundations, and other private entities.

How are Museums funded?

Museums rely on four main categories of funding: government grants, private donations, earned revenue, and investment income. Earned revenue comes from programs, retail sales, and rentals. A relatively small portion comes from admission fees, as some Museums are free and many try to keep admission fees low to make Museum collections accessible to the public.

How many Museums are there in the U.S.?

Including Museums of all specialty and discipline types, there are estimated to be more than 35,000 Museums in the United States.