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Rodin Museum

Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101
215-763-8100
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Ranked #17 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Home of the greatest Rodin collection outside of Paris. The museum...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Home of the greatest Rodin collection outside of Paris. The museum houses 124 sculptures, including "The Thinker."
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a small and intimate yet amazing and impressive display of Rodin's statues. It's the largest and best display outside of Paris. In fact, the "Gates of Hell" in Philadelphia was the first bronze cast of that piece, the second was the one standing in the Rodin Museum in Paris! The entrance fee is included if you paid to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you can't get to Paris to visit the Rodin Museum there, which is amazing, this is the next best thing. The building itself and the surrounding gardens, which contain some sculpture, are beautiful. The museum itself is small but well-organized and in many places you can walk around the works, exploring them from all angles. If you want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Excellent small museum exhibiting some of Rodin's sculptures, from the Gates of Hell to the Hand of God! Loved it!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was glad that I went to Museum of Art first since the admission ticket covers entry at the Rodin Museum too. You don't need much time to walk around a building that is not dissimilar to the experience of going round the Musee Rodin in Paris. The 'Thinker' greets you as you approach the building which contains lots of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

This museum and collection is well worth seeing - an intimate sized museum with an amazing collection of Rodin sculptures: quite an unexpected find in Philadelphia! You can spend around an hour or so here and feel sated but not overwhelmed. I wish I had known there was an audio guide - would have made it much more interesting. One... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Beautiful grounds with huge sculptures. Imposing entrance with "Gates of Hell". Inside, well laid out with extensive information on Rodin's life and chronology of his work.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I always was cold towards sculpture but after familiarizing myself with Rodin's masterpieces I am captured by its beauty. Rodin is a great artist and the Museum has a great exhibit of his works. Totally worth a visit!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Don't miss a visit to the Rodin. It starts with the Gates of Hell but every piece of artwork is spectacular. It has been renovated and they even included he gardens in the renovation.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Rodin sculpture is magnificent to behold, and this museum offers just that. Yet, much of the sculpture is displayed against a wall, so it is not possible to view 360 degrees. Curator offered a few insights and answered questions ably. We had extra time, but if pressed, would head to the Art Museum up the street to maximize our Philadelphia... More 

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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Lovely collection spanning Rodin's working life. Very good audio guide - learned a lot. A quiet haven on Philly's Marathon weekend! We combined this with a visit to the Barnes Foundation next door, which is spectacular.

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