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Pensacola Museum of Art

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Address: 407 S Jefferson St, Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone Number: 850-432-6247
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: The old city jail is now home to the Pensacola Museum of Art.

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Old City Jail ~ Wrong Inhabitants

Those whom should be in this jail are the ones that really believe this is even remotely adequate to be called Pensacola Museum of Art. The most interesting thing is the small... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Those whom should be in this jail are the ones that really believe this is even remotely adequate to be called Pensacola Museum of Art. The most interesting thing is the small, old brick construction city jail with its original floors, doors, bars, and etc. I found that to be what I was mostly thinking on. Displayed Art seems to... More 

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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We happened to stop by when they were finishing an exhibit with world renowned artists, Pollock, Warhol, etc. All around the theme of the Hamptons, Long Island. Was great to see those art works. Museum is two floors but not big rooms, so doesn't take long to see everything. No parking lot for museum, but street parking in neighborhood for... More 

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Picayune, Mississippi
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped in during a recent trip to Pensacola after visiting some of the local galleries. Honestly, I think the galleries in the area were more interesting. The museum is clean, well lit and housed in an old jail house. The special exhibit on display was mildly interesting but I found nothing that made me think, "Wow!" Cost $10 for... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

I tried several times to visit this museum while in Pensacola because they have one specific painting in their inventory that I would like to have seen. After two years of being told at the cashier desk that they have special exhibits on display and that it isn't on display, I gave up. I am sure that it is a... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This art museum is in a converted jail. They have metal bar doors and some nice brickwork. The wooden floor looks really nice as well. The downside is that this building is pretty small and that it is hard to have a lot of works on display. What they had was nice but unless you are a big time art... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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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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Navarre
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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

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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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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