General admission for children 17 years and under is always free


Long Gallery


One continuous room running along the east side of the building, the Long Gallery is an art gallery, an archive, a library, and a chapel all at once. To walk along this corridor is to stroll through time, from antiquity to the turn of the 20th century, and past a vast array of objects—ancient sculpture, church furniture, modern letters, photographs, rare books, Renaissance paintings—all set against a palette of brilliant blue and glimmering gold. The 12 cases in the Long Gallery preserve a large portion of Gardner’s literary and historical manuscripts, personal correspondence, rare books, fine bindings, collected letters, and other memorabilia. 

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