We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Polk Museum of Art

Art museums, Museums
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 800 East Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone Number: 863-688-7743
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 43 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Charming Art Museum

I happened to see a "Free Admission Today" sign in front of the museum after visiting the Lakeland Public Library which shares the parking lot. The special exhibits were displayed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
leebee68
,
Walnut, California
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Walnut, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I happened to see a "Free Admission Today" sign in front of the museum after visiting the Lakeland Public Library which shares the parking lot. The special exhibits were displayed well and I also liked the second floor exhibits. A group was setting up for an evening event, but they didn't hinder my enjoyment.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Alfred, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This museum is doing exceptionally well in providing above average exhibitions, both current and permanent. A pleasure to tour, two floors. Expansive displays for the size and well appointed. The outdoor sculptures are an added pleasure. The gift shop is surprisingly well stocked with a variety of merchandise in all price ranges. An added bonus is that there are lots... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
41 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a nice but small museum, focusing mostly on Modern graphic arts. There is a good but limited exhibit on Central American Precolumbian pottery art.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mulberry, Florida
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This Museum will not take up your whole day by any means. But that gives you time to go across the street to Mr. Fish and have lunch by the lake. I love that they are always changing artist and the small gift shop is such a charm. It is a nice way to spend a couple hours, if you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tallahassee, Fl
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This museum is easily accessed from Lake Hollingsworth Drive and offers free admission several days a week. The current exhibit was a collection of renderings, ads, and other memorabilia related to mid-century automobiles. What a great trip down memory lane when the unveiling of a new model year was a real event. A friend recalled dealerships staging parties with the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife and I love this museum. They usually have interesting special exhibits. The museum is small, but packed with a lot of art to enjoy. We especially enjoy when they have artwork by local artists or teenagers. We signed up as members to help them continue this.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Baku, Azerbaijan
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This museum is well funded by local citizens and quite impressive considering its size. Exhibits change frequently and offer something for everyone, particularly for children as they have many programs designed for them. The gift shop is also excellent. Visited many times over the last year and always a pleasure.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lakeland, Florida
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Culture right here in Lakeland. They include local art from adults and children. Artifacts from south/Central America and so on. They have been growing slow but steady. This is a perfect place to take your family for a touch of culture. You have a date? Come on down! It's not stuffy and there is something for everyone.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Right next door to the library you can enjoy a our own artist from Polk county, Robert Buttler . Make sure you check this out

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Detroit, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We didn't see the Museum of Art this year 2014, but did visit about 2 years ago. You will want to spend about 2 hours here just walking around and enjoying the art. It is well worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Polk Museum of Art also viewed

Lakeland, Central Florida
Lakeland, Central Florida
 

Been to Polk Museum of Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Polk Museum of Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?