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Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

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Address: 2316 W. First Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
Phone Number: 509-456-3931
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest...

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest with 5 underground galleries, an orientation gallery, cafe, store, education center, community room and the Center for Plateau Cultural Studies. The MAC campus also includes the historic 1898 Campbell House, library & archives, an auditorium and outdoor amphitheater. The exhibits and programs focus on three major disciplines: American Indian and other cultures, regional history and visual art. The MAC is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Friday open by donation 5 to 8 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

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Confused, but not Out

I confused this museum with another Spokane Museum . . . this is the real one. We visited this facility in September. As others have said, the Cambell house is probably the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
San Clemente, California, USA
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San Clemente, California, USA
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I confused this museum with another Spokane Museum . . . this is the real one. We visited this facility in September. As others have said, the Cambell house is probably the most interesting. It's a fun place to visit, although as the name says, it does focus on art.

Thank JohnD63487
St. Petersburg, Florida
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Thought the museum was great! Has art and also photos and memorabilia about history of Spokane. Included in the $10 adult ticket price was a guided tour of Campbell house and carriage house and visit to watercolors gallery. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's also in the very cool Brownes neighborhood of Spokane with historical mansions and Coeur D'Alene park right... More 

Thank Heidi H
Cranbrook, Canada
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The actual museum was somewhat lacking but the included tour of the Campbell House was well worth it. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and able to answer just about any question. Spent quite a while talking to a volunteer in the Carriage House who knew a lot about local history. It was quite a surprise when at the museum... More 

Thank 1DustyDave
San Diego, California
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86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We enjoyed a very pleasant rainy afternoon exploring this intriguing museum, which is beautifully located in the midst of an historic neighborhood. We were fortunate to arrive on a day when the Historic Campbell House was open to all visitors, allowing us extra time to explore and admire the lovely home. We also enjoyed a light lunch in the museum... More 

Thank BackroadsExp
Pacific Grove, California
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330 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Centennial Exhibit had a lot of interesting items, but it lacked coherence because it tried to show one each of 100 representative things. Coming from outside Spokane, we felt we needed a lot more guidance in order to come away with a clear view of Spokane and its history.

Thank RuNanS
Cheney, Washington
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50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Nice building, but there is not much inside. Looks to me like they got a big government grant and built a big fancy edifice for the benefit of employees and the local builders. We were hoping for some local history but found little other than fodder from mediocre local artsy wanna-bees. There were some disconnected and semi-relevant artifacts scattered about,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The museum was actually closed when we went. There were no notices or signs anywhere… We just went to pay and she told us that we couldn't go into any exhibits.

Thank RunnerGirl84
Spokane, Washington
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful place to visit, especially if you can go in the Campbell House. Not especially kid friendly unless they have a special event for them.

Thank Alesha H
Annapolis, MD
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211 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a cross between a modern art gallery and a museum. Very creative exhibit. Great collection of old photographs.

Thank Watsson
Calgary, Canada
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122 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Art Gallery is displaying the stories of Washington. It is a small art gallery (not a museum currently) and the stories are interesting. The best part is the Campbell House Tour (see my review)

Thank Trevor D

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