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Yale MuseumsVisit the greater Yale New Haven area to see some fantastic Connecticut museums. The Yale Art Museums features works from the masters and has three floors of paintings on display. Yale’s Peabody Museum features giant dinosaurs and hundreds of other animal displays. Ask us about CT Museums or share your CT travel reviews or comments. To feature your business, contact us.

New Haven Connecticut Museums

connecticut museumsNew Haven Museum & Historical Society 
114 Whitney Avenue 
New Haven ,CT 06510
Ph: 203-562-4183 
New Haven Museum and Historical Society offers visitors the opportunity to explore the city and region’s people, places and events from the Quinnipiac Indians to the present day.

Barker Character Comic & Cartoon Museum
1188 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, Ct. 06410
Ph: 203-699-3822 
Do you remember your Roy Rogers Lunch Box, Ronald McDonald Phone, Charlie McCarthy Puppet, Flintstones Band Toy, Lone Ranger Gun or Mickey & Minnie Hand-Car? They are all here to see along with thousands of other items of comic strip, cartoon, western, T.V. and advertising memorabilia personally amassed by Herb and Gloria Barker.

Yale University Art Gallery
PO Box 208271
New Haven, CT 06520-8271 
Ph: 203-432-0611 
The Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection includes over 185,000 works, organized into ten curatorial areas. Admission is free of charge.

Thomas Griswold House Museum
PO Box 363
Guilford, CT 06437 
Ph: 203-453-3176
The Thomas Griswold House Museum, which includes a circa 1774 New England saltbox house, an early blacksmith shop, a large barn filled with farm implements, two corn cribs and a Victorian three seat privy or outhouse.

The Shore Line Trolley Museum 
17 River Street 
East Haven, CT 06512 
Ph: 203-467-6927 
The Shore Line Trolley Museum has been an important part of the community since its incorporation in 1945 as the Branford Electric Railway Association. Founded to preserve the trolley car and it now boasts a collection of nearly 100 vintage vehicles as well as artifacts and documents from the trolley era.

Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University
PO Box 208118
New Haven, CT 06520-8118 
Ph: 203-432-6646
Anthropology, Meteorites and Planetary Science, Botany, The Yale Herbarium, Mineralogy, Entomology, Paleobotany, Historical Scientific Instruments, Vertebrate Paleontology, Invertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology. The collections offer crucial keys to the history of the earth and in some cases are the only surviving traces of animals, plants and cultures that have become extinct. 

Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 
Ph: 203-753-0381 
The museum’s collections and exhibits are focused on regional history and Connecticut art.The art galleries feature the work of Connecticut painters from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The Waterbury Button Museum is a permanent exhibit of approximately 10,000 buttons on display.

Hyland House
84 Boston Street
Guilford,CT 06437 
The Hyland House, a museum of early colonial life and architecture, was built circa 1690-1710. Scheduled for demolition in 1916 it was purchased and restored by the Dorothy Whitfield Historic Society. It has been open to the public as a living historical environment since 1918. 

Henry Whitfield State Museum
248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437
Ph: 203-453-2457
Visitors tour three floors filled with 17th, 18th, and 19th century furnishings. An introductory exhibit details the house’s history and educational game sheets are offered to children.

The Eli Whitney Museum 
915 Whitney Avenue 
Hamden, CT 06517
Ph: 203-777-1833 
The Museum celebrates the Whitney tradition of learning by experiment. The Museum designs, produces and teaches projects that engage hands, eyes and minds…projects that blend art, science and invention.

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