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Address: Johnson and Wales University, 315 Harborside Blvd., Providence, RI 02905
Phone Number: 401 598 2805
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Description: A visit to the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Museum in Providence, RI will...
A visit to the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Museum in Providence, RI will excite your senses and pique your appetite for art and artifacts about food service and cookery. The Culinary Arts Museum is truly one of the premiere institutions dedicated to the preservation of the history of the culinary and hospitality industries.
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A fun place for foodies

My son is attending JWU and gave us a tour through this museum when we visited him on campus. It was a lot of fun; they have different sections of the museum devoted to culinary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My son is attending JWU and gave us a tour through this museum when we visited him on campus. It was a lot of fun; they have different sections of the museum devoted to culinary history. There is also a section with an old-time diner, and displays of student work on cakes, bread and chocolate sculptures.

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Vernon, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Something for everyone in this fascinating collection of all things culinary. The display of multi-tiered decorated cakes and sugar sculptures particularly appealed to our teen granddaughter. The exhibit on county fairs with the skee ball game was the attraction for our younger grandson. We all enjoyed the diner area. The menus sparked a discussion about the cost of food. The... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was our 2nd visit here & they added a few things that weren't there last time we were there so this is always a good place to visit. I love how the diners are set up & the bakery section is awesome. Great find! Would return here again when I'm in the area.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting and fun museum. A lot of interesting exhibits on different culinary appliances and implements. History of various types of food products. Definitely worth a visit for everyone, not just for cooks.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you are curious about the history of food service in America, this museum will fascinate you for hours. Don't. Miss It!

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North Haven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have always loved this museum and going back again brought back great memories. The "Diner" the "Bar", "Restaurant", etc. all set up so "real looking", the elaborate wedding cakes, displays, and "Play Diner" where you can feel like a kid again...so much fun to look around, all the old appliances, and canned and boxed foods to remember from long... More 

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Atlantic, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was amazing to see all the old appliances. As well as some of the beautifully decorated cakes. There was actually way more to see than we had expected when we arrived.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

a pleasant change of pace as museums go, interesting, unique..great blend of history and culinary skills...fun to do!

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A little treasure in Providence. It's a great couple of hours to see some historical items and return to a time when cooking was an art not a television show.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The museum has recently reopened after being renovated. We were pleasantly surprised by the extensive collection from diners to airplanes to taverns. The exhibits were informative and they had aspects for all ages with interactive displays for children. Took about an hour.

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Address: Johnson and Wales University, 315 Harborside Blvd., Providence, RI 02905
Phone Number: 401 598 2805
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence

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