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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 #6 of 44 things to do 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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State College, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Polasek museum is a worth while gem in Winter Park, FL. The museum highlights the life and art of Albin Polasek whom I was not aware of. His sculpture is spread throughout the gallery and gardens. The gallery also was large enough to show other artist. The gardens are beautiful and the staff and docent were very nice. The... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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45 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Based on a description in the AAA guidebook we chose to visit this museum in the lovely, upscale community of Winter Park. Our visit began with a beautiful temporary exhibit of hand done etchings of FL birds by John Costin. We proceded to the gardens which border the lake. It's a lovely setting for sculptures, but I have to admit... More 

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Woodstock, ON
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The Polasek museum and sculpture gardens possess a trove of the works of Czech born "Albin Polasek, a prominent 20th century painter and sculpture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Polasek's home where he created most of his works is tucked away near Rollins College overlooking a small lake and the well maintained gardens feature many of his... More 

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Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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

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

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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60 helpful votes 60 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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35 helpful votes 35 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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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