New Britain Things to Do
New Britain Museum of American Art
The museum is a wonderful showcase of American artists whose paintings and artistic expressions will really move you.
More than the art, the hospitality at this museum was quite nice. The woman at the visitors desk was wonderful. She was so helpful, not only of the museum, but of the state of Connecticut. I guess when she asks where people are from...Texas is a least likely answer. However, the cafe staff was very friendly and so were the other employees.
Once you pay at the big desk and get the background of the museum they have a coat rack (hallway) and play to put your umbrella. It was nice because it was raining when I came into the museum and had a place to put my umbrella. I'm sure it's also helpful during the winter months when people are SUPER bundled up for those Connecticut winter days!
I would also recommend the cafe that is apart of the museum. It serves chic dishes that are more of a deli stlye variety. I had a turkey sandwich and it was delicious...but I think it was around $10.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: noon – 5 p.m.
$9 for Adults
$8 for Seniors
$7 for Students
Children under 12 free
Saturday admission from 10 a.m. to noon is free to the public.
Photography is allowed on all permanent exhibits but not of ones on loan.Related to:
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Theater in a Black Box
Hole in the Wall Theater is a great place to catch a performance of classic and contemporary plays. The theater is a 100 seat black box community theater that presents 6 productions a year round with other special events including music and comedy. Hole in the Wall Theater's slogan is "A community theater with a Professional Edge" and it largely succeeds at that. HITW draws actors and talent from around the state. Auditions are open for experienced and "new" actors and all are welcome to become part of the group.
Hole in the Wall does a variety of genre of plays, from contemporary drama, comedies, small contemporary musicals and classics and original scripts and premier productions of Connecticut Playwrights.Related to:
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Big Daddy's Junky Music: Used Music Gear
This was a small music store located in a strip shopping center. It contains guitars, keyboards and and other such equiptment. This is a chain stores with many locations in the Northeast.
What to buy: My husband bought a rack item for his home studio. It may have been a synth. They held it with a very low deposit and we picked it up a few days later.
What to pay: A great price for the musical item you need.Add to your Trip Planner