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Museum of World War II

8 Mercer Rd, Natick, MA 01760
+1 508-653-1944
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Hidden Gem

What started as a private collection of WWII artifacts has evolved into a wonderful small museum of... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
boston, mass.
Awesome place to visit!

Tucked in a non-descript building off of bustling route 9, this museum is a gem. It houses an... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Natick, Massachusetts
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Located just 20 minutes from Boston, The Museum of World War II is home to the most comprehensive collection of original WWII artifacts & documents anywhere in the world. With more than 7,000 pieces on display, the museum uniquely shows the human story interwoven with the military and political events thru all of the artifacts that made up life, from everyday, to the most momentous decisions during the war. "It is a sacred mission to preserve the lives and heroic actions of all those people who fought on the battle fronts and home fronts to destroy the evil of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan." -Kenneth W. Rendell, Founder & Director.
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8 Mercer Rd, Natick, MA 01760
+1 508-653-1944
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

What started as a private collection of WWII artifacts has evolved into a wonderful small museum of objects seldom seen in a public venue. The collection ranges from uniforms and artillery to propaganda posters and children's toys from Nazi Era Germany. The museum accepts donations...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Tucked in a non-descript building off of bustling route 9, this museum is a gem. It houses an incredible collection of World War 2 memorabilia. The guided audio tour is a must, and the volunteers/guides are very knowledgeable. My only regret is not going in...More

Thank BBB28
Reviewed 6 August 2017

As of July 2017, this museum is tucked away in an unmarked building in a commercial zone across from Natick's shopping mall. Inside is a treasure trove of fascinating and unique artifacts --including personal effects/documents relating to influential and ordinary people as well as military...More

Thank EugeC
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This museum has an unparalleled collection of WWII artifacts. He staff is very knowledgeable and passionate.

Thank tracie1963
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a very unique museum A private collector build up a huge collection of important documents, posters, uniforms, equipment and weapons, and now offers these on display in this museum. Some very unique items- Winston Churchill's actual suit, George Patton's war helmet, the actual...More

Thank robertpf2015
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We found this gem as a result of an article in the Boston globe. This is an amazing collection of artifacts from an era that we as Americans should never forget. The articles that are on display are amazing, from Hitler's own toiletries to some...More

Thank Eataroundwoburn
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent museum. Exhibits of propaganda show the role of marketing in promoting and winning a war ( that is on one aspect of the extensive array of displays)

Thank MerryXMASCaptainCook
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I cannot believe I have not been to this incredible exhibit before! I can't wait to go back! Please know, Security is tight. No backpacks or purses and a Photo ID is required. $25 donation. WWII Veterans with Military ID No Fee. You take a...More

Thank Irene S
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This museum is full of so many one-of-a-kind WWII artifacts that you will want to spend hours reviewing and re-reviewing every single item. It's incredible how rare some of these items are, and the stories explaining their origination, role in the war, and purchase by...More

Thank KCJBKiefer
Reviewed 16 April 2017

An amazing collection of WW2 memorabilia. Plan to visit for a couple of hours to walk through this private collection. A must see!!

Thank Peter_vB2015
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23 May 2017|
Response from NekoCat | Reviewed this property |
From what I recall there is only one floor and it's at street level. An elevator is not needed to reach the museum exhibits. This is from the web site - "Is the Museum handicap accessible? The Museum is all on one floor... More
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There are sometimes speakers Call508-654-1944 for events.
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Response from Jessica C | Reviewed this property |
yes. some items are not allowed to be photographed