Street Address
31 Kent-Cornwall Road
Kent, CT 06757
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 917
Kent, CT 06757
To be announced when museum re-opens spring 2011
$8 adults; $6 Seniors & college students with ID; $5 youth (6-17); 5 & under free
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Barbara Russ, Museum Assistant
phone: 860-927-3849
Karin Peterson, Museum Director


Museum showcases the hand tool collection of artist/illustrator and collector Eric Sloane (1905-1985). A separate wing displays some of his artwork and his re-created artist's studio.

The Kent Iron Furnace, which is on the museum property, began production of pig iron in 1826 and continued for almost 70 years. The remains of the granite blast furnace with its Gothic arches can be seen just below the museum. A diorama explaining the local iron industry is in the museum lobby. The museum and gift shop are fully accessible.


Museum was a combined gift to the State from Stanley Works of New Britain to commemorate their 125th year in the tool business and Eric Sloane who gave his personal collection & arranged the exhibits.

Artifacts Collections

Hand tools assembled by Eric Sloane; artwork by Eric Sloane

Research Collections

Limited archives relating to Eric Sloane - author/illustrator of 38 books; popular artist

Educational Programs

Public lectures


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: Yes


Wheelchair Accessible


Gift Shop

Group Tours