Highest-rated specialty museums in Connecticut, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2022
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Highest-rated specialty museums in Connecticut, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in Connecticut on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#25. Connecticut Trolley Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (121 reviews)
- Address: 58 North Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088-9606
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#24. Institute for American Indian Studies

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Address: 38 Curtis RD Litchfield County, Washington, CT 06793-0260
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#23. American Museum of Tort Law

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Address: 654 Main St, Winsted, CT 06098-1515
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#22. KidsPlay Children's Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Address: 61 Main St, Torrington, CT 06790-5305
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#21. Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Address: 1188 Highland Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410-1624
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#20. Connecticut Antique Machinery

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Address: Route 7, Kent, CT 06757
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#19. Shore Line Trolley Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (109 reviews)
- Address: 17 River St, East Haven, CT 06512-2519
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#18. Denison Homestead Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Address: 120 Pequotsepos Rd, Mystic, CT 06355-3043
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#17. New England Air Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (294 reviews)
- Address: Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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#16. Henry Whitfield State Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Address: 248 Old Whitfield St, Guilford, CT 06437-3459
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#15. Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Address: 40 Palmer St, Stonington, CT 06378-1014
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#14. Ukrainian Museum and Library

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Address: 161 Glenbrook Rd, Stamford, CT 06902-3002
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#13. The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Address: 9 Main St N, Bethlehem, CT 06751-1701
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#12. SoNo Switch Tower Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Address: 77 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854-3086
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#11. American Clock & Watch Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Address: 100 Maple St, Bristol, CT 06010-5034
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#10. Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (134 reviews)
- Address: 1 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-6702
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#9. Danbury Railway Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (152 reviews)
- Address: Danbury Railway Museum 120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06813
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#8. United States Coast Guard Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Address: 15 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT 06320-8100
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#7. Dinosaur State Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (249 reviews)
- Address: 400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3506
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#6. Stonington Lighthouse Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (132 reviews)
- Address: 7 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1422
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#5. Connecticut River Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (176 reviews)
- Address: 67 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1150
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#4. New England Carousel Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (113 reviews)
- Address: 95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT 06010-6390
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#3. The Submarine Force Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (874 reviews)
- Address: 1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
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#2. Stamford Museum & Nature Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (295 reviews)
- Address: 39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4096
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#1. Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (403 reviews)
- Address: 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT 06338
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