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The Wolfsonian - Florida International University

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Address: 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: +1 305-531-1001
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A museum, library, and research center that invites exploration of the...

A museum, library, and research center that invites exploration of the persuasive power of art and design.

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Industrial Design 1850s thru 1950s

This museum has an interesting collection of machine models, actual furniture, photography, and posters. The most interesting things to us were the Art Deco items in the permanent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Rockford
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227 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum has an interesting collection of machine models, actual furniture, photography, and posters. The most interesting things to us were the Art Deco items in the permanent collection including a poster from the Hindenburg, huge circular radio, and 1930s World Fair items along with great-looking posters. On the top floor there is a changing exhibition. The one currently being... More 

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Baltimore
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is now our fourth winter vacation in Miami Beach and each year we have included an afternoon at the Wolfsonian. Every time, there has been a special exhibit of extraordinary interest and presentation; however, the permanent exhibits are entirely worth a visit on their own, as well. Note: there is a reduced price of admission for seniors and the... More 

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Louisville, KY
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160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the past few years we have been here several times and always find it interesting. They focus on items from the period of 1850 - 1950 including industrial and commercial items. Admission is reasonable ($7 adults, $5 for seniors 62+) and each Friday at 6 pm they have free entry with a short (45-60 minutes) guided tour. This is... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little museum is a hidden gem and is worth the trip to south beach, specially if you are not a beach lover. The three floors may have different themes of exhibit, but they communicate among themselves. History, art and culture altogether.

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the exhibit on philodendron, just genius, and on the history of Miami Beach. Great cafe and gift shop as well.

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kent
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82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place to see, lots of art and artefacts.We were very impressed with this museum and only $5 per adult!

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London, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like Miami Beach then you probably like art deco. This museum is a must for anyone interested in the period that shaped this area. The eclectic collection is organised in themes over three floors and is absolutely fascinating. If we are in the area again we will book a visit into the library.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in a museum visit or on a rainy day while on Miami Beach, go to the Wolfsonian. The collection is collection of Mickey Wolfson, an American businessman who has been a huge collection of Object d'Art, industrial pieces, books, paintings, textiles, and furniture from 1845 to 1945. The collection is broad and eclectic but there is... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice exhibit, perfect for a visit on a hot, or rainy, day. Industrial design, Art Deco household goods, advertising, posters, paintings etc.. Nice museum store.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a godsend on a wet day in Miami beach, or a sunny day come to that. It's a great way to while away a couple of hours among some wonderful exhibits, all beautifully curated and displayed. While we were there this week we took in the 'Philodendron' exhibition, a fantastic collection of artifacts from all eras celebrating... More 

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