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132 Main Street
Statement of Purpose:
Non-profit museum. Acquire, preserve, interpret, and exhibit historical
and cultural items of local area to educate the public.
The mission of the Wenham Museum is to inspire curiosity, to broaden cultural
understanding and to foster appreciation of the arts.
The Museum educates its public by creatively interpreting a distinguished
doll and toy collection, an extensive costume collection, and three centuries
of family life in a 17th century house. The Museum regularly exhibits the
work of regional artists and artisans.
*World-famous,International Doll Collection; Dolls' Houses; Toys.
*Train Room - Five operating lay-outs; antique trains and railroad artifacts.
*17th-century Claflin-Richards House-Guided tour, through one of area's oldest
houses, interprets three centuries of family life.
*Play & Learn - Children's Interactive Room with hands-on learning
Mrs. Horton's International Doll Collection - Over 5,000 dolls from which
about 1,000 are displayed on a rotating basis.
Antique toys/Doll's Houses - Including unique Addams Family Dolls' House
Toy Soldiers - Extensive collection of Britains' soldiers, and others, from
the American Revolution through WWI.
Model and Toy Trains - Five operating lay outs of various gauges; Antique
trains and railroad artifacts.
Furnishings, decorative arts and artifacts from the 17th-19th centuries displayed
in the 17th-century Claflin-Richards house.
Genealogical, Photographic and Historical Records of Town of Wenham.
Mrs. Horton's International Doll COllection - Permanent, rotating display
of approximately 1,000 dolls of the 5,000 piece collection.
Train Room - Five operating lay-outs of various gauges; Antique trains and
railroad artifacts; Railroad experts available to answer your questions on
model trains and railroading.
Play & LEarn Room - Hands-on children's interactive space with changing
creative learning/play activities.
Claflin-Richards House - Guided tour through one of North Shore's oldest
homes interprets three centuries of family life.
M-F: 11-4; Sa: 1-4; Su: 2-5.
Route 128 North towards Gloucester. Take exit 20-A and follow Route 1A north
for 2.3 miles. Museum is on the right next to Wenham Town Hall.
Adults $4, Seniors $3.50, Children 3 and up $2. Group rates available.
Check with us at a later date.
Eleanor E. Thompson, Director
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