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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 #3 of 13 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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Orlando, Fl
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125 reviews 125 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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48 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoy visiting this place! It's the former home of a prominent 20th century sculptor, set on beautifully landscaped lake-front property. Be sure to take the tour of the home and private chapel that is included in the price of admission. You'll get a nice overview of the artist and his life which will help you appreciate the artwork... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went with some friends. There is an admission charge (garden used to be free, but no longer) and if you are a member or belong to other museums, there is no charge for admissions. It is not a large garden and a large section is closed off and being returned to natural habitat. What we would walk through was... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was once the mansion of Czeck sculptor Albin Polasek. Now it is a museum and sculpture garden. There are art traveling art exhibits and permenit exhibits to depending on the month you visit. You can also rent space for your own special event. What a space that would be for a wedding. Several times per year they have free... More 

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