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We're building a new Lancaster Plaza!

In November 2019, the Worcester Art Museum begins work to renovate the Lancaster Street entrance. The project entails demolishing the existing concrete stairs, constructing new stairs, and installing a new elevator that will provide an accessible entrance to the Higgins Education Wing. The Museum will remain open throughout the construction project, however, the usual Lancaster Street entrance will be closed. During construction, visitors to the Museum will be able to use the following entrances: Salisbury Street entrance (during Museum open hours only) and a temporary Lancaster Street entrance (directly across from the Lancaster Street parking lot). In addition, the Tuckerman Street entrance will remain open (with very limited parking). Wayfinding signs will be posted on the fence surrounding the construction site and at the temporary entrance. The new Lancaster Street entrance is expected to be completed in Spring 2020.

A family walking up the steps at the WAM Lancaster Street entrance

This renovation of our Lancaster Street entrance is necessary because the stairs have become both unsafe and unsightly. The addition of an elevator will make the most utilized Museum entrance and the Higgins Education Wing fully accessible for all visitors. We are grateful to the C. Jean & Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation for its extraordinary support to the Museum, which is helping to make this project possible.

We appreciate your patience while we complete this exciting project at WAM!

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Lancaster Plaza site plan

Map showing Museum entrances during construction — click to zoom in.