Somerville, Massachusetts: World's Smallest Museum

Named simply "Museum," it's the size of a large shoe box, set into an outside wall, framed in a fake Greek temple facade, lit from within, with room to exhibit maybe a half-dozen miniature artworks on its "walls."
Address:
75 Union Square, Somerville, MA
Directions:
At the west end of Washington St. where it dead-ends at Somerville Ave. On the north side of the street, wedged between the Subway sandwich shop and The Independent pub.
Hours:
Lit 24 hours a day.
Admission:
Free
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World's Smallest Museum

It's in the Independence Restaurant facade. There was a whaler exhibit when we visited.

[KWinn, 07/07/2016]

World's Smallest Museum.

World's Smallest Museum

The world's smallest museum in Somerville is a tiny little room, probably about the size of a P.O. Box, with a little museum facade. There was no exhibit when when we visited, but it's still so fun to see the outside!

[Ben Perdue, 03/31/2016]

The exhibits are changed regularly, with a printed list displayed on the wall underneath the museum. It was dedicated on August 15, 2013, with a speech by the town's mayor, which in its entirety was, "Good evening. Thank you."

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