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The Nationality Rooms

4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (North Oakland)
412-624-6000
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Ranked #10 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Type: Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The rooms dedicated and decorated for different countries and cultures are very well done and educational. Each room has a taped explanation of the displays. Very well done and interesting.

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Pittsburgh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

These wonderful rooms showcase the ethnic diversity of Pittsburgh and the US. They are great for all ages, very educational and a lot of fun.

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Montreal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Cathedral of Learning is a little overwhelming when you step inside - there are no signs or indications. There is a small booth to help direct people for the Nationality Rooms, which I eventually stumbled across. Since it was a weekday, classes were in session (which wasn't clear on the website, which implied that tours were still being given).... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stopped by on the way home to DC from Pittsburgh and spent several hours here. You can get a guide sheet to the rooms from the gift shop and, if it is on a weekend, an audio tour. Each room has a placard describing the decorations and some have mini audio tours that you can switch on when you enter.... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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224 reviews 224 reviews
129 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Each and every room was like stepping into a different country and even though it's a little bit like Disney, it's all high quality craftsmanship - so thoughtful and well-done. It doesn't take long to wander around the 30+ rooms and it's so unique. Use the peep holes to see if there is a class before you enter, but if... More 

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Douglasville, Georgia
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41 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

These rooms are awesome. The attention to detail was extraordinary. Well worth the 90 minutes to see and the cost was minimal.

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fairhope, al
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Loved discovering these unusual rooms. However, they were not open to the public but had "peep" holes in the doors where you peeked inside.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

When in Pittsburgh, the cathedral of learning is a must see. On Columbus day weekend, we got a free tour of the nationality rooms. They were spectacular, and so detailed. If there is no free tour, buy a key for 4 bucks. There is a switch in every room to turn on narration so you can learn about the room.... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went on a Sunday and in order to go into the rooms, you have to buy a "key." During the week, the rooms are open. The view from the top was amazing!

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Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

In Pitts Gothic Cathedral of Learning the Nationality Rooms are decorated like classrooms from around the world in the late 1800's. These are no static museum displays. The University uses them regularly as active class rooms.

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