For the safety of our visitors and staff, New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Due to growing concerns over the COVID-19, we have decided this will be the best course of action for our organization. All Museum events are canceled or postponed while the Museum is closed. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
Plan your visit
Visit New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! today and check out our innovative exhibitions and exciting education programs.
Wednesday – Sunday
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
$3 – Seniors and Students
$5 – Adults
Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
Free admission on AHA! Nights from 5 pm to 9 pm
Free admission every Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm care of New Bedford Free Public Library.
Museum members are always free.
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! is proud to participate in Mass Cultural Council’s EBT Card to Culture, the most comprehensive effort of its kind in the nation to open doors to arts and cultural experiences for low-income families. We also offer free admission to EBT cardholders through Museums for All, a national access program, that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.
EBT cardholders and their families receive free admission.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Museum offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families through Blue Star Museums.
608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
From Providence and points West:
Follow I-195 East into Massachusetts to Exit 15, “Rte. 18 Downtown.” At the second set of lights turn right onto Union Street. At the third set of lights turn right onto Pleasant Street. The Museum is one block up on the right.
From Cape Cod and points East:
Follow I-195 West to Exit 15, “Rte. 18 Downtown.” At the second set of lights turn right onto Union Street. At the third set of lights turn right onto Pleasant Street. The Museum is one block up on the right.
From Boston and points North:
Follow Rt. 24 South to Exit 12, “Rt. 140, New Bedford.” [Depending on your area of departure you may choose I-93 South to Rt. 24; or, I-95 South to I-93 to Rt. 24; or, I-495 South to Rt. 24.] Follow Rt. 140 to Exit 2 (second ramp), “I-195 East, Cape Cod.” Follow I-195 East about 1 mile to Exit 15, “Rte. 18 Downtown.” At the second set of lights turn right onto Union Street. At the third set of lights turn right onto Pleasant Street. The Museum is one block up on the right.
The LOOP Bus: Traveling between the main campus (Dartmouth) and the Star Store arts campus (two blocks from Museum) is easy when you ride the Loop bus. The Loop bus runs during the academic year. There is no service during winter break, spring break, or summer. Click here for The LOOP Bus Schedule.
Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA ): The Museum is located one block from SRTA main bus terminal (134 Elm Street New Bedford, MA 02740). Click here for more information on route schedules.