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Higgins Armory Museum - CLOSED

100 Barber Ave, Worcester, MA 01606-2444
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Higgins Armory closed in 2014. Confused as to why there is still the ability to review it. This was... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2016
Hava K
via mobile
Too Late. This Gem closed Dec. 2014

Much of the armor collection was purchased by the Worcester Art Museum and may be viewed on... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2015
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The Higgins Armory Museum is the most extensive arms and armor collection in the Western Hemisphere. Constructed in 1930 by John Woodman Higgins to house his elaborate and eclectic collection of arms and armor, Higgins Armory Museum displays arms and armor ranging from ancient Greek Corinthian helmets to ornate suits of armor crafted at the height of the Renaissance. The artifacts are arranged gallantly in a spectacular two-story Medieval Great Hall arranged with more than 35 suits of armor and a stunning array of arms amidst tapestries, stained glass, and soaring ceilings. Demonstrations and programs bring to life arms and armor from around the world and across centuries.
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19 Jun 2016
21 Apr 2015
“Too Late. This Gem closed Dec. 2014”
100 Barber Ave, Worcester, MA 01606-2444
100 Barber Ave, Worcester, MA 01606-2444
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Higgins Armory closed in 2014. Confused as to why there is still the ability to review it. This was an incredible place when it was open, and to view the armor and other exhibits, check out the Worcester Art Museum, which received the armor when...More

Thank Hava K
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Much of the armor collection was purchased by the Worcester Art Museum and may be viewed on permanent display there. Plans are afoot to utilize this unique and beautiful building.

Thank happytravlers2
Reviewed 26 February 2015

When a family member was attending college in Worcester we learned that the Higgins Armory was going to be closing. My biggest regret is not seeing the displays before the doors were locked forever. The armory website says that the core offerings are now at...More

Thank DieselDad
Reviewed 20 February 2015

It has been closed and absorbed into the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) on Salisbury Street. The art museum was already worth seeing and could only benefit by the addition of this impressive display armoury.

Thank John H
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Higgins Museum is no longer in existence. Too expensive to keep going so it was shut down. However, Worcester Art Museum accepted collection and one can see many pieces at our gem of an art museum in Worcester.

Thank Virginia R
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I went here back in 2012. Really glad I did now that I hear it's closed. Such a shame. Great collections of armor and weapons. A real must-see for those who have an interest in such things. From what I hear a lot of the...More

Thank Karl S
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Be advised that the Higgins Armory is either closed or will be closing soon. Please call ahead to be sure. If you are interested in armor in Worcester, check the collection at the Worcester Art Museum - they got many of the pieces from Higgins.

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This was an incredible private collection amassed by an individual. The building itself was worthy of note, being one of the first to be constructed of steel and glass. The architect was not to be believed so they made a test building next door. A...More

2  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I didn't visit in 2014, I am writing this review well after the fact. I remember visiting the Higgins on a school trip and being fascinated by the unusual building from afar, passing by it. Once inside, the collection was enthralling. Decades later, I still...More

1  Thank VikingJRO
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

The Higgins Armory Museum, for many years, housed the most extensive collection of medieval artifacts in the United States. Unfortunately, site to funding issues, they had to close. However, all is not lost, as the collection has been transferred to the Worcester Are Museum, which...More

1  Thank John R
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