Welcome to the Gardner Museum

Museum News & Information

The Museum is OPEN!

What to Know Before You Go:

· Masks are required in the galleries for all visitors over the age of 5, regardless of vaccination status.

· Large bags, umbrellas, as well as food or drink are prohibited in the galleries.

Winter clothes are in need this year more than ever!

To help those in our community who may be in need, please donate adult winter coats, hats, gloves, socks, boots (especially men’s) and personal hygiene items like toilet paper, deodorants, etc. You are also very welcome to drop off non-perishable food items.

All donations will be distributed to families in need through the Gardner CAC. Thank you!

Gardner Museum Shares the Chair
Watch the High Definition Video showcases just a small part of the historical collections offered by the Gardner Museum.

Phone Number:

(978) 632-3277

Email Address:




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Mail address:

The Gardner Museum

28 Pearl St

Gardner, MA 01440

If you need to contact the museum during January or February for any reason, please leave a message on the answering machine at 978-632-3277.

March to December

Wednesday to Sunday

1 PM to 4 PM

Adult non-members $3.00

Children and Members are Free

The Gardner Museum is a local history museum located in the heart of Central Massachusetts. Our mission is collecting and preserving materials pertaining to the rich history of Gardner, MA, also known as the "chair city of the world" and "Furniture Capital of New England".

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We are always looking for Volunteers to help us

Please help us continue our work preserving Gardner's history by joining our group of dedicated volunteers.

Please indicate your interest in an email to us and someone will contact you.

We are open during regular Museum hours,

Come in to Browse through the Fabulous Gift items

There's a little something for everyone !

Click to view the Gardner Museum Gift Shop Items On Sale Now!

Museum Calendar
reservation is required for all events (email preferred).

Throughout the year the Gardner Museum hosts various events from guest speakers to experts on local history. It is our goal to make sure that our events are accessible, substantive, and rich in content. We hope you'll enjoy what programming the museum has to offer.

The Gardner Museum is located in Gardner, MA.

50 miles northwest of Boston and just two miles off Exit 87 on Route 2 West.

Enjoy full member benefits when you support the museum through membership.

Benefits include admission to the museum during hours of operation and attendance at programs and lectures with no cost or at a reduced rate.

Rent the Museum for your next Event!

Located in the historic heart of Gardner, our museum provides a beautiful backdrop to make your event perfectly remarkable.

For details about museum rental please contact the museum during regular museum opening hours