After the SEE Science Center or even the Currier Museum of Art put your feet up and relax at a hotel near Manchester Airport.
The Currier Museum of Art
The Currier Museum of Art
An art museum and teaching center, they have a large collection of both American and European art on display that includes paintings, photographs and sculptures. The modern art collection includes work by notable artists including Matisse, Picasso and Charles Sheeler. There is an extensive collection of American paintings that feature landscapes by Albert Bierstadt. Work by Thomas Hart Benton, Asher B. Durand and Childe Hassam is also prominently displayed. The museum’s European collection is noted for its many examples of Dutch art from the period of the 17th century. Several special exhibitions are held throughout the year, and these span a wide variety of artistic subjects. While touring the museum, there is a restaurant on site where visitors can relax and enjoy lunch. Brunch is available on Sunday. The museum and the restaurant are open each day except Tuesdays and major holidays.
Owned by the Currier Museum, but an attraction of its own, is a home designed by the world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Known as the Zimmerman House, this home is open for guided tours only. No children under the age of seven are allowed inside the house. In addition to the chance to see the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, the Zimmerman’s entire art collection is on display throughout the home. This collection includes much modern art and sculpture from various periods.
The Millyard Museum
Is located in an old, industrial mill building in the former Amoskeag Millyard. The goal of this museum is to detail the importance of mills to the development of the economic and social life of the Manchester area. There is one permanent exhibit at the museum called “Woven in Time”. It traces the history of the area from the time of the first Native American inhabitants through to the development of the mills by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. Rotating and special exhibits take up the rest of the museum area. The Millyard Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays.
SEE Science Center
A place of fun and learning for the entire family. The goal of the center is to instruct visitors about science through the use of interactive displays. The main exhibits explain force, sound, momentum, light and electricity. Also on site is the LEGO Millyard Center. This is a representation in LEGO bricks of what the Amoskeag Mill looked like during the peak of its operation in the early part of the twentieth century. The SEE Science Center is open seven days a week. It is closed on major holidays and during the first half of September.
The Scouting Museum and Library
Located east of the airport. The museum opened its doors in 1969, and it contains a wealth of information about the history of both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. One of the highlights of the museum is a display of stamps from around the world that depict the Scouts. The museum is open on Saturday only, except during the Summer.