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Pensacola Museum of Art

407 S Jefferson St, Pensacola, FL 32502
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Ranked #47 of 52 attractions in Pensacola
Type: Art Museums
Description: The old city jail is now home to the Pensacola Museum of Art.
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My 5 year-old is obsessed with Legos. Imagine our surprise as we were driving through town during our trip to Pensacola and saw the sign for this exhibit! The exhibit itself was amazing...such a talented artist! I was disappointed with one aspect: we have a NARM membership (North American Reciprocal Museum Association) which allows us to get into reciprocal museums... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

My 14 year old son had wanted to see the Lego exhibit. The exhibit was good. The museum was clean but sparse on art. I don't feel like it was worth $12 per person. I would not recommend this to anyone visiting Pensacola. I've lived here for 25 years and probably will not return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Happened upon a sculpture showing and paintings all made from Leggo toys...From full scale human figures to a portrait of Andy Warhol, we can all be annoyed at ourselves for not using our Leggos in such a clever way....

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We paid $12 each to see what we heard was a great place only to see that there was very little to see. There were two connecting rooms with pictures of trees and such on the walls, and two connecting rooms with the leggo displays. We feel ripped off and will not be going back.

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33 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Expected a bet more, since I was from northwest, I wanted some history, not just WW I and 2 posters, could find no explanation for it being an old jail.

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Steubenville, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I liked learning about the political cartoonist from France, 1800's. I did not like the accessibility of the building.

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Pensacola, Florida
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193 reviews 193 reviews
185 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Free admission on Tuesday. Very small museum with a small permanent collection. Interesting depending on the current exhibit.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

For a small city, this museum outdoes itself, and has excellent educational and cross-cultural programs.

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Navarre, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Extremely tiny without a lot of exhibits. Luckily we hit a free day so we didn't feel like we paid admission and got very little.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2007

Very nice, small art Museum. It has no permanent collection - at least none were on display. PMA is housed in the old city jail -pretty interseting. Since the museum is driven by special exhibits, your experience will be dependent on their quality. My experience was nice, but nothing earth shattering. Nice staff, free parking, free admission on Tuesdays (only... More

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