Needham History Center & Museum

Plan Your Visit


Admission to the Needham History Center & Museum is free of charge. Donations are gratefully accepted.

1147 Central Ave., Needham, MA 02492


Monday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday & Thursday, 12:00 – 4:00
Fridays and other times by appointment


Contact Us to schedule a visit or a research appointment. 
Appointments are required for research.


Parking is free. The Needham History Center has a small number of parking spots available along the Newman School driveway. Limited parking is also available in the Newman lot during daytime school hours. Event Parking: Parking is available in the Newman School lots after school hours and on weekends.

From Route 128, Exit 35C – South on Highland Avenue to the intersection of Great Plain Avenue/Route 135. Right (west) on Great Plain Avenue to Central Avenue. Left (south) on Central Avenue. The History Center is on the left, on the Newman School property.

Exterior photo Needham History Center & Museum