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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The old city jail is now home to the Pensacola Museum of Art.

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The museum is located downtown in the jail built in 1912....some ante rooms retain the bars to add to interest of the venue. Permanent pieces displayed in halls and stairwells to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
Dunedin, Florida
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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The museum is located downtown in the jail built in 1912....some ante rooms retain the bars to add to interest of the venue. Permanent pieces displayed in halls and stairwells to leave space for special exhibits. Current Photography show features scenes in black/white of Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Pensacola. Pristine shots. Museum just acquired French bronze of Lincoln... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited the Pensacola Museum of Art on our July trip to the beach. We were drawn there by the Guy Harvey exhibit they were showcasing at the time. It is downtown which, in itself, is great! The museum is really nicely done. It isn't huge but the pieces they had on display (other than the Guy Harvey pieces) were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My husband and I visited this small art museum on a rainy afternoon in February. I enjoyed looking at the art display, and I was also fascinated by the old jail building that houses the museum. The jail aspect held special interest to me because my husband formerly worked in a Police Station that was the same vintage as this... More 

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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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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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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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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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