Date Of Visit: May 5, 2018
Location: 55 Union Street, North Adams, MA (about an hour and a half northwest of Springfield, MA, and hour and 15 minutes northeast of Albany, NY)
Hours: Mon – Sat : 10am to 7pm, Sun : 12pm – 6pm
Cost: $5 for adults, $1 for children
Parking: There is parking available both across the street from the museum and next to the museum (look for the stretch limos with the long dog painted on its side)
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Of course
Website: Museum Of Dog
Highlights: Art, collectibles and other memorabilia; all dog related!
- The Museum Of Dog offers a “Dancing Dog Evening Tour” performed by “in house talent” with some tours
- Admission includes an optional guided tour of the museum by a knowledgeable staff member
- If you have the time, make sure to stop by MASS MOCA which is only a mile or two away from the Museum Of Dog
- Daisy, the dog of the founder and owner of the Museum Of Dog David York, has a exhibit dedicated to her
- The Museum Of Dog holds the distinction of being the first of its kind in The Bay State
As summer approaches, what better place too whittle away the long dog days of summer than the Museum Of Dog?
The brainchild of dog lover and frequent Massachusetts vacationer David York, The Museum Of Dog has all things dog related that any dog aficionado is sure to appreciate.
The museum, which occupies what was formerly the Quinn’s Paint & Wallpaper Co, has works of art, collectibles and an assortment of other canine related items.
Statues of dogs line the shelves and floor of the museum.
This statue is a replica of Nipper, the dog used for the old logo for RCA.
But, the museum does not just limit itself to statues of dogs. There are also books, paintings,
The prized piece of art must be the portrait of Sophie; David York’s dog who he rescued many years ago.
In keeping with their roots to the area, there is an exhibit dedicated tot eh former tenants of the building, Quinn’s Paint and Wallpaper Co.
There is also an annex to the museum. The Daisy Exhibit features some of Daisy’s “art work.”
Daisy’s work is comically best described as “totale en doge.” She certainly puts all of herself into her art!
You can see her work for yourself in the”Sophie Annex.”
The annex houses many items associated with dogs such as tennis balls. There are also flowers and other types of decor in the rooms.
There are also ads for people looking to adopt dogs and art work from some of the visitors to the museum.
The rest of the annex includes an area for visitors to contribute to an exhibit of their own. Each visitor is encouraged to write their dog’s name and his or her biggest talent. The forms are then posted on a wall in the annex. Eating, sleeping, kissing, snuggling and sleeping are some of the more popular talents posted on the forms. Hey, I’m pretty good at those things too!
Parking is plentiful at the lot across from the museum, next to the museum and at the lots on Union St. There are limos located at the two main parking areas.
Somewhat ironically, there were no dogs present at the Museum Of Dog during my visit. But, they are welcome at the museum. So, make sure to take pooch along with you when you do visit!