SEASONAL MUSEUM & STORE HOURS
Wednesdays - Sundays, 10am-5pm
Starting October 10th, the Museum will be closed on Mondays & Tuesday.
October 9th is the last Monday the Museum will be open this Season.
To arrange a guided tour by one of our docents, please contact the Museum at email@example.com
or telephone. Tours may be available during the off-season based on docent and staff availability.
The library and archives are available by appointment only; please contact Librarian Norene Rickson
or Curator Emeritus John Palmieri
for an appointment.
Click here to view The Museum Visitor's Guide
Museum Administration Hours
- Our administrative offices are open Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with closures on state and national holidays.
- Members Admitted Free
- $12 - Adult
- $10 - Senior (over 65)
- $8 - Military
- $5 - Students (10+)
- Children (10 and under) - No Charge
- Group (10+) 20% discount
For access to the collection, including the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Model Room, please contact our Curator at 401.253.5000.
Accommodations are available to rent in our 3 bedroom, waterview property, Peacock Alley House
. Please Click Here
for more details.
Directions to the Museum
The Museum is located at One Burnside Street, at the corner of Hope Street (Route 114) and Burnside Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, 0.5 miles south of the center of Bristol and 1.5 miles north of the Mount Hope Bridge. The Museum is a 25-minute drive from Providence, Newport, or Fall River.
From the North (Boston): take Route 24 south to RI Exit 2 (Mt. Hope Bridge/RWU). Take a right off exit onto Boyds Lane. Follow north to Mount Hope Bridge. After crossing the bridge, take the left fork onto Ferry Road (Route 114); this becomes Hope Street (still Route 114). After the "Lobster Pot Restaurant," a short way further, turn right onto Burnside Street.
From the North (Providence): Take Route 195 east to Exit 7 (Barrington/Rte 114). Follow Route 114 south through Barrington, Warren and the center of Bristol. When Hope Street (Route 114) becomes adjacent to Bristol Harbor, turn left onto Burnside Street.
From the South: Drive north via Route 138 or 114 to the Mount Hope Bridge (linking Aquidneck Island with Bristol, RI). After crossing the bridge, take the left fork onto Ferry Road (Route 114); this becomes Hope Street (still Route 114). After the "Lobster Pot Restaurant," a short way further, turn right onto Burnside Street.