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Museum of Russian Icons

203 Union St, Clinton, MA 01510-2903
+1 978-598-5000
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Little gem of a museum

The contents of this museum are wonderful, taken one at a time. But it is really the overall... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa T
Very interesting

Amazing collection of Russian icon Surprising find for small New England town Enjoyed walking... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
50GaleG
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The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in 2006 as a nonprofit educational institution by Massachusetts art collector and industrialist Gordon B. Lankton. With more than 700 Russian icons and artifacts, the collection is the largest of its kind in North America, and one of the largest private collections outside Russia. Spanning six centuries, the collection includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon "writing" to the present. The Museum facility is 16,000 square feet and comprises several galleries, research library, archive storage, conservation studio, an auditorium accommodating programs, lectures and concerts, the Russian Tea Room, terrace, and green roof.
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203 Union St, Clinton, MA 01510-2903
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The contents of this museum are wonderful, taken one at a time. But it is really the overall experience that wowed us. There's no attempt to recreate a historically accurate environment, but the combination of the subdued lights, some of which faded from one color...More

1  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing collection of Russian icon Surprising find for small New England town Enjoyed walking through and seeing this private collection may available to the public

Thank 50GaleG
Amy C, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you for the kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed viewing the icons - we're very grateful to our Founder for sharing his collection with us! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Dennis took us on a 90 min tour of the museum. He had so much info he could have filled another 90 min. I never knew all the history behind it. There are several rooms there full of icons that a private collector had until...More

Thank Dave F
Amy C, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

We're so glad to hear you had a better time than expected! We certainly have a lot of icons on display (we're the largest icon museum in North America!) and we are delighted that Dennis helped you understand the history behind these cultural treasures. We...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

There are many reviewers more eloquent that I am, so I will just say it was a very enjoyable and informative visit. And I learned more than a thing or two! I am not sure I have ever seen so many great icons in one...More

1  Thank Timothy D
Amy C, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for the kind review! We always try to make our collection accessible to children and families, and we are delighted to hear you stayed longer than expected!

Reviewed 15 April 2017

This museum, a renovated 150 year-old former mill, houses the largest collection of icons outside of Russia and is the only United States museum dedicated solely to icons. The owner started this amazing collection when he bought his first icon in Russia in 1989, and...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

They routinely bring in different displays illustrating various eras of Russian culture and art. Spend an afternoon viewing the icons and what ever they have in for the day!!

Thank SteveO5
Reviewed 4 April 2017

A visit to the beautiful Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton is a delightful, unique experience. The volunteer docents welcome guests and are available for private tours. Audio tours are available in English and in Russian. The extensive collection is beautiful and spans centuries. Special...More

Thank Cynthia E
Amy C, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

We're so glad you had an enjoyable experience at the Museum and we appreciate the kind review. While our membership program does not include discounts to local stores, our Bronze-level membership DOES include free admission to over 800 museums throughout North America!

Reviewed 1 April 2017

This museum, in tiny Clinton Mass, rivals the museum in NYCity in depth. Each visitor is greeted by a volunteer ready to provide a private tour. They also have magnifying glasses so you can see every detail. The collection was put together by a Clinton...More

Thank 2333FarMor
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A friend told me about this museum, and I'm so glad I visited. It has a beautiful and surprisingly extensive collection of Russian icons, very nicely displayed. It's very quiet, a place to enjoy and contemplate this art form. It's worth the 45 minute drive...More

Thank JerryR10
Amy C, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you so much for the review. We're so happy to hear that your friend recommended the museum to you! Please spread the word to your Boston friends as we always love when people make the journey from the city to visit us. We hope...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a truly beautiful museum to visit I have been to sever event given there, the Icons are all so awesome.

Thank Sandra C
Amy C, Manager at Museum of Russian Icons, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you for reviewing the Museum of Russian Icons! We agree, the icons are pretty awesome :) We hope to see you at the Museum again soon.

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prettygirl1946
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Response from Amy C | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest in bringing a group here! Reservations can by made by calling 978-598-5000 during our business hours. We require a minimum of 10 people to book a tour and the fees are $9/person for adult... More
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Ellen C
10 March 2015|
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Thank you for your inquiry. Guided tours at the Museum do not have specific start times. God willing, we have a volunteer docent at the Museum every day. If there haven't been pre-scheduled group tours for the day then the... More
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