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Glore Psychiatric Museum

3406 Frederick Ave., P.O. Box 8096, Saint Joseph, MO 64506
816-232-8471
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Saint Joseph
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We actually toured the Glore Museum on a trip a few years ago. It is full of information and equipment that was used very early on in psychiatry. Some of it is unsettling, and it is not a good tour for children. I found it fascinating.

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Alma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This museum had a very surreal feel to it. I felt as if I kept wanting to see more of it but, wasn't I really wanted to. Very sobering to think of psychiatric treatments of the past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a rare experience! Actual models of things that were used to treat mental illness over the last approximately 100 years. Very well done! Not your run of the mill museum! If you are anywhere close, I encourage you to visit. Its not far off the interstate and on the same street as the exit ramp. Easy to find.... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Interesting and unique museum but a reminder that even not that long ago mental illness was treated with barbaric medieval methods. Many displays could've been props for the "One flew over the cuckoo's nest".

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palm beach county, fllorida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited a few years ago and I can't wait to go back lots of history not just medical history they also have a nice native American history area. Lots of interesting displays very educational but not boring

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Interesting, but a little creepy at the same time. I learned a lot about we used to treat the mentally ill, some things were quite barbaric by today's standards.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband and I decided to visit the Glore Psychiatric Museum. There are a few different museums in the building. There was a Native American Section which was very interesting. The psychiatric hospital detailed ways they used to deal with mental illness. I don't know why psychiatrists used to think electro shock therapy or lobotomies were a humane way of... More 

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Entry into psychiatric museum gets you into a three other museums in same building. The cost is low, especially if you use a groupon like we did. We didn't go into the doll museum but all the others were fascinating. I took my teenage son and he enjoyed it. Great visit.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We toured the Glore Museum with a large group. Their displays on lobotomy surgeries and electro-shock therapy are really eye opening. The display of pica (a patient had over 1,400 items in her stomach) was really amazing.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The museum, was actually a very comprehensive overview of the the history of treatment of mental disorders. If this interests you - Go! For me, it a bit creepy and sometimes depressing.

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