"The Bruce Museum plays an integral role in the cultural life of the residents of the Town of Greenwich and its surrounding communities," said Peter C. Sutton, Executive Director. Situated in a beautiful park setting at the foot of Greenwich Avenue, the Museum was originally built as a private home in 1853. Robert Moffat Bruce, a wealthy textile merchant, bought the house and property in 1858 and deeded them to the Town on Greenwich in 1908. Over the years, the community, through its generosity, has built the Museum collection to nearly 15,000 objects.
The Bruce presents more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually, highlighting art, science, and natural history. Its permanent exhibition spaces feature a minerals gallery, a marine tank, and displays that explain the environmental and historical development of the area. The Bruce Museum attracts more than 80,000 visitors annually.
The Museum provides educational programming for students from across the region and offers a diverse array of lectures, films, activities, and special events for members and visitors of all ages throughout the year. The Museum also manages the Bruce Museum Seaside Center, an educational beachfront facility located inside Greenwich Point Park at the Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage. The Center offers live marine aquaria and programs for all ages on the ecology of Long Island Sound.