Art is meant to be explored, and we want to provide the best New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! experience possible.
We look forward to your visit!
Here are a few things that will make your visit safe and enjoyable.
For now, all visits are by advanced timed ticketing, and you must have a ticket to enter the Art Museum. Tickets are available online, if you’d like to call to purchase or reserve a ticket, please call (508) 961-3072. Same-day tickets may be purchased online or by phone during gallery hours up to thirty minutes before the Art Museum closes.
FAQs, Getting Here, and Planning Your Visit
+ AS OF JULY 9, 2021, IN LINE WITH BOTH THE CDC AND MASSACHUSETTS STATE GUIDELINES, NBAM ASKS FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP IN THE FOLLOWING:
- All visitors age 5 and older must wear a mask or face covering at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
- Always maintain at minimum a six-foot distance from others.
- Arrive at NBAM within 5 minutes of the start of your purchased time slot.
- Be prepared to show your e-ticket, which can be printed or displayed on a smartphone.
- Please do not bring large bags, food, or beverages.
- If you or a member of your party has or has had cold or flu-like symptoms, do not visit the Art Museum until after everyone is well and has completed a medically recommended quarantine period.
+ WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! is located downtown in the historic Seaport Cultural District at 608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts at the intersection of Pleasant and William streets.
+ WHEN ARE YOU OPEN?
New Museum Hours
Thursday – Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM
NBAM is closed Monday – Wednesday
+ HOW MUCH IS ADMISSION, AND CAN I COME FOR FREE?
NBAM is always free for members, and membership begins at just $35 annually.
Not an NBAM member? Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
This summer New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks!, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center (FHC), and The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum (RJD) have partnered to offer a joint admission pass. See NB in Three is a common admission ticket providing admission to all three sites.
Passes may be purchased online here, or in person, at any of the three sites, for the discounted rate of just $18.
A See NB in Three admission pass admits one person to each of the three museums between July 1 and October 10, 2021.
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! is proud to be a North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM)*. We also participate in the Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture* program, the most comprehensive effort of its kind in the nation to open doors to arts and cultural experiences for low-income families. We 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.
*Cardholders and their families receive free admission (2 adults and 3 children). The card must be presented at the time of 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*.
+ WHERE CAN I PARK?
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! does not have public parking.
Paid parking garages are just blocks away from NBAM, on Elm and Purchase streets. The Elm Street garage is located at 51 Elm Street and the Zeiterion garage is located at 684 Purchase Street, both locations are $3 per hour.
On-street, city parking is $0.75 per hour. It is free all day Saturday and Sunday.
For additional questions or concerns, please call us at (508) 961-3072 or email us at [email protected] newbedfordart.org.
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 26 (Old 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.