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Mint Museum Randolph

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Address: 2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone Number: 704-337-2000
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, Mint...
Located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, Mint Museum Randolph opened in 1936 in Charlotte’s Eastover neighborhood as the state’s first art museum. Today, in a beautiful park setting, intimate galleries invite visitors to engage with the art of the ancient Americas, ceramics and decorative arts, fashion, European and African art, among other collections. Resources include a reference library with over 18,000 volumes, a theater featuring lectures and performances, and a museum shop offering merchandise that complements both the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
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A quick stroll through art lane

Our family did this plus uptown and this one was focused more on paintings and ceramics. Not too exciting for a group of 3 boys, but it's surprisingly large and a great place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our family did this plus uptown and this one was focused more on paintings and ceramics. Not too exciting for a group of 3 boys, but it's surprisingly large and a great place to walk around, get exercise and your creative juices flowing and appreciate the talent that God has given to some of these artists.

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My son & I were coming home from FL and we got stuck in an ice storm and had to stay in Statesville for a day. We looked up things to do in Charlotte since it was relatively close. We decided to come to this museum. There is a nominal charge and if you go to their sister museum you... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

this is the original coin mint building. the structure is well preserved and refurbished to house some of the best art in north carolina. the art collection has been supplied by wealthy donors in the region. it has been well received and appreciated by area visitors. the expansion of the museum has moved to downtown charlotte. on special occasions areas... More 

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Centerville, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Loved the glass work and fashion display. There is also an extensive collection of pottery and artwork in the collection. Don't miss viewing the timeline of the Mint in Charlotte before you go.

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Palatine, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

This museum has a nice collection of south American and African artifacts. Its European art is from lesser known artists but still very nice. It took about and hour and a half to walk through. A pleasant diversion.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I thought mint museum meant historical money inside there but I was highly disappointed with seeing only two cases of coins and majority of museum looked like a regular museum of artwork

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We had considered having our daughter's wedding reception at the Mint Museum. We opted for another choice, however we would have done well to have had it at the Mint. When I lived in Charlotte, I lived close to Randolph Road, and so therefore, I visited the Mint frequently. I can even remember going to the Egyption exhibit back in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Centrally located in downtown Charlotte, across from Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Definitely visit both if you have time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I was really impressed with the fashion collection at the Mint Museum - sharp selection and inspired curation. We went with our two kids and again dress history proved to be a great point of departure for talking with kids about issues of gender and class.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I never made the connection that the Mint Museum used to actually be a mint. They have some rare old coins that were minted in the building, which is pretty neat. I was surprised to find a rather extensive clothing collection, which was very interesting. I would love to have spent more time looking at them.

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