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Address: Jamestown Road, next to Phi Beta Kappa Hall, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187
Phone Number: 757-221-2700
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A small museum worth your time

Surprising find off of Jamestown Road on the cmapus of William and Mary College is the Muscarelle Museum. At present they are showing drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and a fabulous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We are members of the Muscarelle Museum and it's worth joining even if you live out of town. There are many benefits offered. The Da Vinci and Michaelangelo exhibit that they just took down was a treat.

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Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My wife, son, and I recently visited the Muscarelle to enjoy its excellent and rare da Vinci exhibition -- our second visit in 6 months. The staff was welcoming, seemed genuinely pleased to see us, and chatted amiably with us as we perused one of the catalogs (which of course we ultimately purchased) before entering the gallery. They also strongly... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

As another reviewer commented, the guards here are hard core. One peep from your kids, you're out of the exhibit. Get a text and look at it, you are barked at that there are no cell phones. There were no signs that I noticed to this effect. The DaVinci exhibit is amazing, but with the crowds and dim lighting, you... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

April 5 is the last day for this exhibit before it goes to Boston. It will most likely never be offered again in the United States after that. This is a world-class opportunity, and an unusual opportunity to see Michelangelo and Da Vinci together.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We went specifically to view the da Vinci and Michaelangelo exhibit. The exhibition was well done and informative. There are docents available to tell little tid bits that are not well known unless you are an art major. The exhibit nor the museum itself is overwhelming and would appeal to anyone with even the most basic art appreciation.

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Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We visited the museum to see the Da Vinci exhibit. Since this was the last week for the exhibit, it was rather crowded. That normally would not be a problem, but the sketches were hung very close together with written descriptions placed between them. The descriptions were written in such a small print that people had to get very close... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The Muscarelle has two outstanding exhibitions on view now - Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty, and Matilda of Canossa - Origins of the Renaissance. Stunning drawings by Leonardo are juxtaposed to drawings by Michelangelo – rare opportunity to see so many works together in one show. The Matilda of Canossa exhibition tells of the life and legacy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Surprising find off of Jamestown Road on the cmapus of William and Mary College is the Muscarelle Museum. At present they are showing drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and a fabulous exhibit on the life of Mathilde of Canossa, an 11th century countess and fireball of a woman who fell in love with a Pope ( and he fell for... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Traveled a few hours down to Williamsburg to see the Leonardo daVinci materials that were on tour. Next they go to Boston, so hurry if you plan to see them in Virginia. If you miss them, go to Boston. The museum itself is not large (two floors, I recall) but it's laid out very well. It's on the William and... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was amazing to see a world class exhibit that you would have to see normally by visiting 3 different museums in Italy. The docent tour really helped to understand the art works. Perfect for the casual art lover.

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