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Address: 300 North Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066
Phone Number: 215.278.7350
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World class and then some

A world class museum, building, education center and the holdings are out of this world. Never will you find so many amazing paintings clustered on a wall. Go if you are in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife loves impressionism and this is the place to see it. A new venue and very well organized. In an area of Philly that is easy to get to with many other places to visit nearby. You can park at the Franklin Institute go there and walk to the Barnes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A world class museum, building, education center and the holdings are out of this world. Never will you find so many amazing paintings clustered on a wall. Go if you are in Philly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is fabulous collection of art! I truly enjoyed viewing the 181 Renoirs along with a vast selection of other world masters. Dr. Barnes placement of his collection adds to the uniqueness of the displays. The new environs are very inviting and quite easy to access by car with a convenient and reasonable parking lot.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: 300 North Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066
Phone Number: 215.278.7350
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Merion

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