The Old West End

The West End Museum is a neighborhood museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the history and culture of the West End of Boston.

The history of the West End is one of a largely immigrant neighborhood displaced or destroyed by ‘Urban Renewal‘ in a campaign that saw a third of Boston’s downtown demolished between 1958 and 1960, but it’s also the history of a diverse community that produced several influential people, boasted a unique culture and included many places of historical significance.

Our mission is not only to preserve this history for old West Enders and their families, but to invite members of the wider community to engage with this history, to learn from it and explore the wider culture and meaning of ‘The Greatest Neighborhood This Side of Heaven’.

Special Events

The Beatles at the Boston Garden September 12, 1964

The Beatles at the Boston Garden September 12, 1964

Coming soon!-Saturday, September 12th, 2014! Stay tuned!


Exhibit: Bulfinch: Boston & Beyond

Tuesday, July 8th to Saturday, October 4th. Reception on Thursday July 24th at 6:30 pm @ West End Museum (Large Exhibition Area) Free and open to the public during regular Museum hours. Boston, MA-On July 8, the West End Museum will premiere a new exhibit,…

More Summer Events Coming Soon!

More events coming this July and August! Keep checking the site for updates.