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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

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Address: 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone Number: 407-647-6294
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Description: Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens holds an...
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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Wonderful sculptures by Polasek can be viewed throughout the gardens, which are gorgeous. Very peaceful. The docent was a wonderful storyteller and she made the tour of the home... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Melbourne, FL
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Melbourne, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wonderful sculptures by Polasek can be viewed throughout the gardens, which are gorgeous. Very peaceful. The docent was a wonderful storyteller and she made the tour of the home very enjoyable.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Polasek is a small but interesting museum in a terrific old house. The story of Alban Polasek and his work will interest any art lover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! We have driven by this beautiful place hundreds of times in our almost 20 years of living here but never stopped to tour this jewel. It is located on one of the busiest streets in Winter Park. We had an opportunity to visit today with a moderate sized group. We were amazed at the talent... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The museum has different artist's work on display in the inside two rooms. We saw an artist that painted Florida birds and they were very nice. The gardens outside are rather small and do have sculptures that Albin Polasek created. We did not stay for the included tour of his house which included more of his work. Also, they are... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you enjoy finding things off the beaten path to do and appreciate art, then you will enjoy this museum and gardens facility. On Tuesday when we visited, we were able to join up with a tour and were not disappointed in the knowledge of the guide or the interesting pieces throughout Polasek's home. Everything is well marked and informative... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was Albin Polasek's house. The Czeck-American artist and sculptor made the home an art showcase and the grounds are a sculpture garden second to none. The guide we had on the house tour was educated and informative. You get unlimited time to look around and the sculptures in the garden are an eclectic collection you will not see elsewhere.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The house is quite small but the interior is packed with eclectic pieces. The guide we had was quite good and provided information about many of them. The garden is set on a beautiful lake with numerous sculptures throughout. Some of the pieces are large and grab your attention. Others are small and nestled among the flowers and shrubs of... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The gardens were exceptional, only would have preferred that plants and trees were labeled. Many unusual varieties of begonias and bromeliads as well as decorative blooming trees!

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a true gem in the Orlando area, off Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park. The tour of Mr. Polasek's home included a video about his life, and the tour guide was most informative as we toured the home and the chapel. The sculptures in the garden are magnificent, and the gardens in which they are placed are just lovely.... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The house is small. The gallary is larger, but only houses a single exhibit at a time. The grounds are interesting but small

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