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Elisabet Ney Museum

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Address: 304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751
Phone Number: 512 458 2255
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sculptor Elisabeth Ney spent the last years of her life working in this...

Sculptor Elisabeth Ney spent the last years of her life working in this building, which still contains some of her most beautiful sculpted pieces.

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Quick stop and well worth it

Very interesting place both for the contents as well as the history and architecture. The grounds are a wildlife refuge, so lots of bugs were around on our day....interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago

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English first
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting place both for the contents as well as the history and architecture. The grounds are a wildlife refuge, so lots of bugs were around on our day....interesting, not annoying. Inside the sculptures were beautiful and the volunteer was knowledgeable and answered any question we had without hesitation.

Thank DtheDawg
Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

this place is historic with regards to the sculpture work. I am not fond of naked art, neither sculpture. Hence minus that part + history and the building itself is a landmark for sure.

Thank Abu_hurayrah
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Nice little castle set in the middle of nowhere, storing numerous interesting sculptures and gems collected over decades. It's unlike anyplace I've ever been and I think it'd be worth a stop if you're only in Austin for a few days and looking to avoid the common tourist traps.

Thank SimpsonTide985
Kauai Hawaii
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great small museum, make sure to go all the way up to the roof! A pleasant way to spend an hour or two. Nice grounds too.

Thank Fisher7
Austin, TX
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120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I went here as part of free museum day in Austin. The museum is nice, it's in a castle like structure that is very unique. Elisabeth mainly did the busts of famous figures, it's interesting to look at. I found the structure itself to be the highlight, there are three levels and the top level is only accessed via a... More 

Thank crazyAustin
Austin, Texas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We have visited the Elisabet Ney Museum over the years. It is an Austin treasure. The sculptures are gorgeous. Try to visit it.

Thank Gloria L
Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We had an amazing docent who gave us an incredibly detailed account of Elizabet Ney's life and sculpture. There were just 4 of us so it was a very intimate and personalized tour. The docent was very knowledgable. I am intrigued by this artist's life and looking forward to reading one of the books based on her life. The house... More 

Thank CLNSarasota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Elisabet Ney Museum is the stunning studio where Ney made many of her later works! She was also an entertainer and activist! The museum is free as is the tour. The building itself looks more like a castle than a home, and is surrounded by flowers! the inside is very grand with the elegant loft and spiral staircase. The... More 

Thank lindidsay
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Elisabet Ney lived and worked in this small, stone castle style building in the Hyde Park district of Austin. She and her husband purchased the property and built this home to their own specifications. It is restored so you feel that you are standing inside a working studio. Access to the second floor and third floor living and writing areas... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you are on your own historical tour of Austin, then this slightly out of the way place will help tie some loose ends together. Elisabet arrived at the right time in Austin. If you have been to the Capitol itself, then you have seen two of her marble statue works prominently displayed before entering the Rotunda. And, if you... More 

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