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The Fitchburg Art Museum is open Wednesday through Friday 12 to 4pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 to 5pm. The Discover Ancient Egypt exhibition has now reopened. No reservations are required. Explore admission, safety guidelines, frequently asked questions, and museum directions below.


Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Telephone: 978.345.4207


Admission fees

Free admission programs at FAM are supported in part by a generous grant from the Douglas and Isabelle Crocker Foundation.

Bank of America customers visit for FREE on the first full weekend of every month. Present your active Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain one free general admission to FAM.

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What should I expect when I visit FAM?

  • All FAM staff and visitors are required to wear masks.

  • FAM guests will enter through the Elm Street doors and exit on Merriam Parkway. 

  • You will be asked to check in and leave your contact information at the front desk. (Please note your contact information is strictly for contact tracing and will not be used for marketing purposes.)

  • Parties of 8 or more are not permitted.  Visitor capacity is limited to 50 people in the entire museum and is controlled in all galleries.

  • Large bags, umbrellas, as well as food or drink are prohibited.

  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the Museum.

  • Social distancing must be practiced at all times. FAM staff will kindly remind you to keep 6 ft. between your party and other visitors. 

  • FAM has heightened cleaning protocols. Frequent contact surfaces, including door handles and stair rails are disinfected several times throughout the day.

  • Bathrooms are cleaned several times throughout the day.

Is the gift shop open?

The FAM shop is open in the lobby.  Credit or debit cards are preferred for transactions, but cash will also be accepted for on-site purchases.

Is there food or drink at the Museum?

At this time, there are no refreshments available.  Bottled water can be purchased at the front desk.  Guests are welcome to bring a lunch or snack to enjoy outside in our courtyard.

What is on view?

FAM guests can visit special exhibitions: The BIG Picture: Giant Photographs and Powerful Portfolios and Cloth is Money: Textiles from the Sahel, as well as permanent exhibitions: Evoking Eleanor and Moving Objects: African and Oceanic Art from the FAM Collection. Discover Ancient Egypt will be temporarily closed through April 14. Learn more.

Can I take a class at FAM?

FAM currently offers online classes.  Learn more on our website or by signing up for our monthly newsletter on our home page.

Can I go on a tour?

On site guided tours are suspended until further notice.  Questions?  Email Ann Descoteaux at .

Is my membership expired?  

All FAM memberships have been extended for the length of time the Museum was closed.  New cards will not be issued, but if you would like to request one, please inquire at the front desk during your visit or email .

Will my NARM benefits be extended?

All member benefits are extended through the new expiration date, including NARM reciprocal benefits for members at the Contributor level and above. If you would like an updated card before making use of your NARM benefits, please email .

Questions about your membership.

I purchased tickets for the Steampunk Masquerade.  When will it be re-scheduled?
Contact Membership and Events Manager, Jessie Olson at


Google Maps

The Museum is well posted with more than twenty signs within Fitchburg providing directions.

By Car
From the East

  • Take Rt. 2 west to exit 31B (Rt. 12 North).
  • Take Rt. 12 North approximately 4 miles.
  • Turn right onto the Water Street Bridge, after the Market Basket shopping plaza.
  • Turn left on Main Street and continue for a half a mile.
  • Turn right on Academy Street, after Workers Credit Union.
  • Turn left on Elm Street.  The Museum parking lot will be on your left.

From the South

  • Take Exit 10 (Auburn) from the Mass. Turnpike.
  • Follow 290 (Worcester) to 190 North. Exit at Rt. 2 West.
  • After 1/4 mile, exit at 31B and follow the directions ‘from the east’ as above.

From the West

  • Take Route 2 East to exit 25 (Route 2A/Fitchburg-Princeton).
  • Follow 2A East approximately 4 miles and then, follow green signs to Fitchburg Art Museum.
  • Signs will take you to Main Street in Fitchburg where you will make a left onto the westbound side of Main Street.
  • Turn right onto Academy St.
  • Turn left onto Elm St. Museum parking will be on your left.


Free Parking is available in front of the Museum entrance on Elm Street and in our Merriam Parkway Courtyard. Handicapped parking is available in the Elm Street lot near the main entrance.

Additional Parking

Free on street parking on Elm Street near Lowe Park. Metered on street parking is available along Main Street. There are two public parking garages within walking distance in downtown Fitchburg at 412 Main Street and 133 Boulder Drive. Additional event parking may be available. Please call 978-345-4207 for details.


Wednesday – Friday 12pm – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm
1st Thursday of the month 12pm – 7pm



Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone 978.345.4207


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