Welcome to the Gardner Museum

Museum News & Information

Summer Exhibit “Gardner’s Open Spaces” 

exhibition organized by the Gardner Area League of Artists. 

It will run from June 7 until August 25th during regular museum opening hours. 

The Museum is a treasure trove of Gardner history.

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

Our Second Annual Museum Craft Fair  turned out to be a fantastic day!  Watch a slideshow of photos

2023 Festival of Trees Winners

Phone Number:

(978) 632-3277

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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! 

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

Museum Calendar
reservation 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.