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Crane Museum of Papermaking

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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My only complaint was that I wanted more! Surprisingly interesting!

The history of Crane paper is far more interesting than I expected. I found myself spending more... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cheshire, Massachusetts
Free and interesting

Went to this museum and was pleasantly surprised. This is where all the currency for our country... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Ottawa, Ohio
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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 4 days ago

The history of Crane paper is far more interesting than I expected. I found myself spending more than an hour reading all the fascinating tidbits of history - both new and old. There is far more to Crane paper than just making the paper for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank robdaugherty1
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Went to this museum and was pleasantly surprised. This is where all the currency for our country is made. Ex employees give an interesting account of how the currency is made , transferred,marked and transferred to the printing federal offices. Very good. Takes about an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ronk699
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carole b
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 54sobo
Reviewed 10 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ConnieLongBeach
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JimB8956
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John N
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank april1955
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.