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Crane Museum of Papermaking

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Very informative

Fellow giving talk on currency paper was very interesting. He later demonstrated how paper is made... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
carole b
Brick, New Jersey
Unexpected highlight

I can't improve on what other five-star reviewers have described. I wouldn't have given this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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With its rough-hewn oak beams, colonial chandeliers, many-paned windows and wide oak floorboards, the interior resembles the Old Ship Church in Hingham, Mass. In this appropriate setting, you will find a scale model (made by Dard Hunter) of the vat...more
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Off West Housatonic St, Dalton, MA 01226
+1 413-684-6380
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fellow giving talk on currency paper was very interesting. He later demonstrated how paper is made which was very easy to understand and engaging for children as well as adults.

Thank carole b
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't improve on what other five-star reviewers have described. I wouldn't have given this museum a glance, but a friend brought me there and I'm very glad she did. One thing I would mention: yes, it's free, but they have a jar for donations,...More

Thank 54sobo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been meaning to visit this museum for a very long time, and we are delighted that today we did. There is a short video, from the "Made in America" TV show, for you to watch on the making of our nation's currency paper. And...More

Thank caesarsm0m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I saw a flyer for this place at our hotel and figured it might be a good thing to do if it rains and lucky for us it did! We got a tour from an employee of over 30 years who gave...More

Thank ConnieLongBeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learn all about the money making process. How they make it, how they ship the paper to the government, and the fascinating ways they beat the counterfeiters! The 50 and 100 dollar bills! Really good, and it’s free. Check for hours before visiting this beautiful...More

Thank JimB8956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised to learn that all of our U.S. Currency, Passports and other countries currency paper is made here at the Crane Paper Company. We walked in during an art demonstration using shaving foam, acrylic paint and Crane paper. This was very enjoyable. The...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this museum yesterday. Not only are the exhibits of the paper making process well documented and interesting, but the staff of the museum is outstanding. They are incredibly generous with their knowledge of the company and industry over time, with a plethora of...More

1  Thank april1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I have spent my working life in the print and paper trade I found the museum interesting- it consists of some information about the history of Cranes Paper, a short video and a brief demo of how paper is made. Cranes make all of...More

Thank NorwichSteve
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a piece of paper and did some "marbling" on small card stock. This company makes the paper that is used in our currency and other currency around the world.

Thank Explore564227
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is an amazing place! Peter made it so entertaining as well as interesting! You begin with a short presentation about money security, watermarks, etc. Then you are turned loose to tour and read as you desire. Every person we encountered was so enthusiastic! It's...More

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21 July 2018|
Response from Cole1299 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! They're open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm - 5pm.
30 August 2017|
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Response from Craig L | Reviewed this property |
Museum open through October M-F 1-5 pm, call before you visit 1-800-268-2281.
Dennis M
24 July 2015|
Response from CraneMuseum | Property representative |
Unfortunately not. We have a very small staff who operated the Museum Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. I hope you will be able to visit us.