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Address: 300 North Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066
Phone Number: 215.278.7350
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World Class must see

Their impressionist art collection is amazing, the presentation unusual and intriguing, their new space was put together tastefully with attention to keeping the character of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The other three in our group would rate it a five. For me, there was too much in each room for me to take it in. The building is fantastic. The collection has an interesting history. I prefer to have fewer paintings and other artistic artifacts in a room. However, the other three are much more artistic than me so... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Their impressionist art collection is amazing, the presentation unusual and intriguing, their new space was put together tastefully with attention to keeping the character of the original museum while modernizing it and improving lighting, flow, etc.

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Trip Advisor - how well do you advise? The Barnes has been in Center City on the Parkway for sometime now -

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I feel sorry for people just visiting town. It's so crammed with amazing art that one trip is not enough.

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Nashville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was not in favor of Barnes moving to Philadelphia but that being said, it's amazing. The care taken to maintain the integrity of the collection yet design a building that's world class is a success. The original building still has the incredible gardens and worth a visit.

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Salida
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41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Worth a special trip to PHL just to see this collection. I love the unique way the art is displayed you have to visit.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Barnes is not a one and done, belt-notch experience. It should be seen again and again. The designers have done a fabulous job recreating the original Barnes arrangements and rooms inside a beautiful new building and landscape setting. Once the visitor begins to understand Dr. Barnes's aesthetic the art becomes more accessible and it keeps coming.

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52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We visited here last month. Worth the trip to Philadelphia to see naught but this museum.Absolutely fabulous experience. The gift shop was exceptionally tastefully stocked. We had something from here shipped to our home in Indiana. Unfortunately an item was broken. When I called the gift shop, the woman graciously gave us full credit. Do not miss going here if... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's hard to believe that any individual could collect so much fabulous art in his lifetime, let alone assemble it in such an original setting. The special exhibit of Cezanne's still life work was an extra treat. A museum that definitely deserves a second (or more) visit.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Attended "Free First Sunday," a lovely gift to the public. Wonderful place with a vast and varied collection. Mostly paintings and drawings, some sculpture and fabrics, no photos. Items from 1,500 BC to the mid-1900s. Informative printed guides in each room of displays, and an audio tour if you'd prefer. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Beautiful facility offers a sense of... More 

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