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Kent State University Museum

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Address: 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH
Phone Number: (330) 672-3450
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10:00 am - 8:45 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

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Fantastic museum. The collections are small, but worth your time. The fashion section is fascinating with a good representation of clothing from different time periods. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fantastic museum. The collections are small, but worth your time. The fashion section is fascinating with a good representation of clothing from different time periods. It is small, but what they have is interesting and well displayed. The really interesting exhibit is the Inside Out exhibit that shows the inside of clothing from the 1700 and 1800's Really fascinating. Also... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Yet another field trip for mom, that I wasn't very interested in. So glad I went!!! With over 4,000 items, the museum does a very nice job of displaying clothing through the years alongside the history of the times. From the fussiness of French pre-revolution dress, to the flapper era and the magnificent 1940's. Be sure to watch the short... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Small museum. Some of the exhibits were somewhat interesting to me; most were not. I was surprised that other reviews said this is one of the largest fashion exhibits, because the collections are very small.

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This museum was not here when I attended KSU in the late 70s and I was curious about seeing how the building was set up now. Going through Kent on vacation was a great chance to see the exhibits. Amazing transformation inside! Enjoyed the WW I clothing exhibit and the posters were very interesting too. Fascinating jewelry collection. Worth the... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The exhibits were well curated, although I would have liked to see more of the collection. Loved the art pottery interspersed!

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obetz ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Kent state a large regional college,lots of new buildings,campus is set in a park like valley. football, athletics spaces, are very new and first rate,lots to do with concerts , movies seems very safe and very secure. So they were very acomidating on freshman move in day,four wheel carts for free use, lots of eager upperclassman to help move in.A... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Though its a small museum, it has a lot of information about fashion & jewellery, things we took for granted has much more to learn about, well worth visiting specially if one is interested in fashion. Very well maintained & the staff is very courteous & helpful.

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Family members have attended Kent State and while on campus, I've enjoyed many visits to the museum. Eight galeries to explore with different displays each quarter, all among polished marble, glass and mirrors. Please note that the self-contained library is non-circulating and accessible for research by appointment only. I've never had time to schedule a visit, but would sure love... More 

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Kent, Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This place has a great collection of clothing through history, as well as some glassware, and accessories. I enjoyed my visit!

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Lewiston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Very much enjoyed both the exhibits and how they were presented. One of the nation's best exhibits on costume and fashion design, combined with some very nice exhibits on glass and decorative arts in a very attractive building. Do not miss the very nice gift shop, which has some very unique items as most quality museum gift shops do. A... More 

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Additional Information about Kent State University Museum

Address: 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH
Phone Number: (330) 672-3450
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Kent
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

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