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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Address: 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone Number: 407-647-6294
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens holds an art collection focusing...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens holds an art collection focusing primarily on American representational sculpture, with over 200 works by Czech-born American sculptor Albin Polasek. The museum also offers guided tours of the historic Polasek residence and chapel, an outdoor sculpture garden and a gift shop. The museum is the retirement home of 2004 Artists Hall of Fame recipient Albin Polasek, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only 30 members of the National Trust’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios.

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Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were, unfortunately, sadly disappointed in this museum. First, the house was closed on the day we visited for repairs to something. Since it was the gardens we wanted to see anyway, we didn't mind too much. The sculptures were beautiful and nicely done, but the gardens were not what we expected. It was basically a large back yard that... More 

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Kanata, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Just a beautiful estate with marvellous gardens showcasing Polasek's works of sculpture. Very beautiful surroundings and a good history of the house and gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very nice sculptures. Not exactly what I expected but I'm glad I didn't pass it up. I don't know much about sculptures. But they were some very interesting pieces. And the staff was extremely nice...that is always a plus!

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Orlando, Fl
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This museum is located in the artists former home off Fairbanks Ave in the residential area of Winter Park. Parking is free but there is an entrance fee to see the museum and gardens. You enter the gallery area where you can view some painted or etched artwork. There is a small gift shop area and bathrooms. The outdoor area... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I set out to find the hidden Orlando. This was a nice find. The tour of the house and grounds were very nice. The study of Alvin Polasek's work was interesting. The grounds were set for a wedding and so beautiful with the scene of the lake. It was a nice visit.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It's always nice to have something nice within walking distance from the downtown area. Beautiful gardening. The tour is very informative and interesting. Butterflies everywhere because of the amount of butterfly attracting flowers. The artist lived in this location and created many beautiful sculptures.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I confess that I hadn't heard of Czeck sculptor Albin Polasek but I found the tour of his old house, now a museum, and garden interesting. It is worth joining a tour to learn about the sculpter and his work. Polasek's strong Christian faith is reflected in his amazing works of art found in the house, chapel and garden. As... More 

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Boca Raton, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We enjoyed the setting and the views of the sculpture from different locations on the grounds. The staff was so welcoming.

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It's in the middle of Winter Park and sits on a lake in an old historic house. Well worth taking the tour. It's off the beaten path even though it is on a main street...Aloma...because people do not know about this delightful place. Doable in 3 hours or less. Enjoy the outdoors.

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This sculpture's home has been preserved as a museum of his sculpture. A garden displays dozens of examples. Inside the house are the more delicate items. His amazing crucified Christ was commissioned by a cathedral in Omaha, NE.

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