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Chrysler Museum of Art

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Address: 245 West Olney Road (at Mowbray Arch), Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: 757-664-6200
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Norfolk's hidden gem

We had no idea how large this museum is until we stopped in last weekend. Admission is free, as is on site parking. We lucked into a presentation for Black History Month given by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lisa B
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had no idea how large this museum is until we stopped in last weekend. Admission is free, as is on site parking. We lucked into a presentation for Black History Month given by a descendent of Moses Grandy. It was fascinating and a nice supplement to our visit. Plan to spend an afternoon seeing both floors. Glass blowing demos... More 

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Oriental, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth at least one visit...but due for more. A gem in an out of the way locale. Glass emphasis outstanding.

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Thank Barbara V
Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Chrysler is much smaller than the huge Smithsonian institutions in Washington, DC, but they have a great collection of all tops of art, from earliest history to modern changing exhibits. Two of my favorites are the extensive glass collections and the glass studio where visitors may watch artists working with glass to create objects. Plus the museum is free,... More 

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Thank Joyce S
Norfolk, Virginia
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic museum for such a non-sophisticated town. Beautiful Tiffany glass section. Don't forget the Glass Blowing studio across the street - artists in residence are over there actively working all the time. Fascinating to watch!!

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Thank LittleDolores
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I used the auditorium at the Chrysler Museum of Arts and It was great! the staff was friendly and we had a great time. Management treated me fairly too!

Review collected in partnership with Wyndham Hotel and Resorts

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Thank Jackiefaith
Norfolk Virginia USA
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78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I write this as an extremely biased reviewer who just LOVES this place. We are so fortunate to have a museum of this caliber right here in our little city. It has amazing treasures within that are far beyond what you would expect for a museum of its size. The structure itself is quite impressive but the art speaks for... More 

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Thank Twowilliams
Preston, Maryland
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful Museum. There is so much to see. Dont forget to spend some time in the glass studio across the street. And its all free. We also had lunch at the resturant inside the museum, it was wonderful.

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Thank Carol S
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this museum, its quaint, free, and the staff is knowledgeable and genuinely interested in providing information.

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Thank Sonia H
VA
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91 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gem has a fascinating variety of collections including Greek and Roman pottery and sculpture, African tribal masks, Chinese porcelain, Egyptian sarcophagi, paintings from many eras and regions, etc. When we visited, there was a beautiful exhibit of Russian icons. It is not a large, overwhelming museum, but you could easily spend the better part of a day there. And... More 

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Thank catem
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several visits to the Chrysler Museum convinces me that it is a city treasure. Staff are knowledgeable and eager to assist visitors to maximize learning and appreciation, and the exhibits are appealing to a wide range of art and antiquities aficionados

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