Hammond Castle Museum, Gloucester, MA Photos

The Hammond Castle (1926-9) (aka Abbadia Mare) (80 Hesperus Ave.) was designed and constructed by inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr., who made his money designed remote-controlled weapons systems. Now a house museum overlooking the sea, the castle hosts Hammond's collection of Medieval and Renaissance arts and objects connected to his inventions.

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Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Gothic window at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Gothic gallery overlook at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Sea viewed from Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Hammond Castle Museum (aka Abbadia Mare). Gloucester, MA.Gothic window at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Gothic gallery overlook at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Sea viewed from Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Garden at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Entrance tower at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Grave of John Hays Hammond, Jr. builder of Abbadia Mare at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Monkey carving in garden at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Garden at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Entrance tower at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Grave of John Hays Hammond, Jr. (1888-1965) builder of Abbadia Mare at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Monkey carving in garden at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Great Hall at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Flags in Great Hall at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Organ in Great Hall at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Choir stall at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Great Hall at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Flags in Great Hall at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Organ in Great Hall at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Choir stall at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Knight's armor at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Religious objects in Great Hall at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Human skull in box said to be one of Columbus's crew members at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Spanish boot stirrup at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Knight's armor at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Religious objects in Great Hall at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Human skull in box (14th or 15th C) said to be one of Columbus's crew members at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Spanish boot stirrup at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Medieval pulpit at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Medieval carved stone chair at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Veneto-Byzantine fresco of saint at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Veneto-Byzantine fresco of saint at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Medieval pulpit at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Medieval carved stone chair at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Veneto-Byzantine fresco of saint (14th C) at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Veneto-Byzantine fresco of saint (14th C) at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Sitting off Great Hall at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Dining room at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Dining room at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Painting of a saint being tortured at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Sitting off Great Hall at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Dining room at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Dining room at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Painting of a saint being tortured at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Dining room floor tiles at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Dining room floor tiles at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Plates on dining room sideboard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Glassware & china at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Dining room floor tiles at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Dining room floor tiles at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Plates on dining room sideboard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Glassware & china at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Dinner service at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Pewter covered dish at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Dining room centerpiece & view of courtyard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Pantry at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Dinner service at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Pewter covered dish at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Dining room centerpiece & view of courtyard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Pantry at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Pantry at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Courtyard pool at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Sarcophagus in courtyard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Bronze statue at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Pantry at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Courtyard pool at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Sarcophagus in courtyard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Bronze statue at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Gargoyle figure in courtyard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Gargoyle figure in courtyard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.St. Luke marker at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.St. Mark marker at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Gargoyle figure in courtyard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Gargoyle figure in courtyard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.St. Luke marker at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.St. Mark marker at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
St. John marker at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Courtyard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Courtyard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Biblical marble panel from Italy at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
St. John marker at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Courtyard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Courtyard at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Biblical marble panel from Italy (13th C) at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Biblical marble panel from Italy at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Gothic arch at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Tile mosaic at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Kitchen at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Biblical marble panel from Italy (13th C) at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Gothic arch at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Tile mosaic at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Kitchen at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Glass canisters in kitchen at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Juice press at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Kitchen devices at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Kitchen vessels at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Glass canisters in kitchen at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Juice press at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Kitchen devices at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Kitchen vessels at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Library at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Mural of naval battle in library at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Library at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Piano harp in library at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Library at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Mural of naval battle in library at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Library at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Piano harp in library at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Sitting room at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Stained glass by Natalie Hammond, sister of Museum founder, at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Radio cabinet at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Sound system for the house designed by John Hammond at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Sitting room at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Stained glass by Natalie Hammond, sister of Museum founder, at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Radio cabinet at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Sound system for the house designed by John Hammond at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Fireplace with submarine model conveying work by John Hammond in designing guidance system for torpedoes & silent propeller for subs at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.List of patents by John Hammond at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.List of patents by John Hammond at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Bedroom at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Fireplace with submarine model conveying work by John Hammond in designing guidance system for torpedoes & silent propeller for subs at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.List of patents by John Hammond at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.List of patents by John Hammond at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Bedroom at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Bedroom at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Stained glass window at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.St. Mark stained glass window at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.St. Luke stained glass window at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Bedroom at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Stained glass window at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.St. Mark stained glass window at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.St. Luke stained glass window at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Carving of St. Paul at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Rustic wooden bench at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Tapestry & chest at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Hallway at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Carving of St. Paul at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Rustic wooden bench at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Tapestry & chest at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.Hallway at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Gloucester, MA coast seen from Hammond Castle. Gloucester, MA.Gloucester, MA coast seen from Hammond Castle. Gloucester, MA.

Gloucester, MA coast seen from Hammond Castle. Gloucester, MA.Gloucester, MA coast seen from Hammond Castle. Gloucester, MA.


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