Cape Ann Museum

Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Essex County, United States | Museum

Welcome to the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, United States. The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts, America’s oldest fishing port. Cape Ann - which includes the city of Gloucester as well as the towns of Rockport, Manchester and Essex - has also been a leading center for artists since the 19th century and the source of granite for building projects up and down the East coast. The Museum maintains and exhibits material relating to these major themes. In addition to its permanent collections, the Museum offers a rotating schedule of special exhibits throughout the year. For information on this exhibit and related lectures, programs, and events, visit the Special Exhibits page.

The Museum is supported primarily by memberships, contributions, admission fees and sales in the Museum Shop.  The Cape Ann Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Cape Ann Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays.   The library and archives are open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Cape Ann Museum maintains close ties with the children in Cape Ann’s public schools. They are welcome to visit at any time without charge. Planned tours and programs, tailored to the interests and grade levels of the students, are also free.  Timeship, the Museum’s monthly publication about real Cape Ann people from all time periods, is distributed to appropriate grade levels without charge. And each month, work by student artists is on display in the Museum’s Education Room. Parents and friends of the featured artists receive passes for free admission to the Museum.

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27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester MA
United States
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