Background on the Bruce

Front of Bruce Museum in Greenwich

Welcome to the Bruce Gallery!
The Bruce is very close to downtown Greenwich.  Here is some good-to-know information that I learned from their Website:  brucemuseum.org
Address: 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830-7157
Phone: 203.869.0376
Transportation: Very close to Greenwich Train Station and Exit 3 on 95
Hours:  Tuesday-Sunday; 10-5:00 (doors close 4:30)
Admission:  Adults $7.00;  Students and Seniors $6.00; Museum members and children under 5 are free.
The Bruce Museum was originally built as a private home in 1853. In 1908, the then owner, Robert Moffat Bruce, deeded the property to the Town of Greenwich, stipulating that it be used as “a natural history, historical, and art museum for the use and benefit of the public.” The first exhibition ever at the Bruce Museum took place in 1912 and featured works by local artists. Over the years, the Greenwich community has built the Museum collection to nearly 15,000 objects representing the arts and sciences. In 1992, the Bruce Museum undertook a complete renovation of its 139-year-old building. Reopened in September 1993, the redesigned Bruce is an architectural model of museum quality. In 1998 the Bruce Museum received accreditation from the American Association of Museums (now the American Alliance of Museums), an honor granted to fewer than 5% of all museums.  The Bruce Museum has been voted the best museum in Fairfield County by area media. It attracts approximately 70,000 visitors annually, reaching out to families, seniors, students, at-risk children, and community organizations. The Bruce presents more than a dozen new exhibitions in art and science every year.  Besides the exhibitions, there are special programs, such as the Sunday Afternoon Lecture Series presented by the museum curators and staff.
In addition to the main center in downtown Greenwich, there is a seaside center located at Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT. The center has special hours and policies for non-residents, which should be checked on the Bruce Website.
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