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The Wolfsonian - Florida International University

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Address: 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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+1 305-531-1001
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A museum, library, and research center that invites exploration of the...

A museum, library, and research center that invites exploration of the persuasive power of art and design.

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A gem of a museum

I finally visited the Wolfsonian on my sixth trip to Miami Beach. This extremely well-curated museum boasts one of the most impressive design collections of any small museum I've... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The exhibits were nice, but for the money, I wouldn't take the whole family. Some historical item, some interesting design pieces, but we didn't spend much time there.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I finally visited the Wolfsonian on my sixth trip to Miami Beach. This extremely well-curated museum boasts one of the most impressive design collections of any small museum I've visited. Definitely worth a visit.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved this place, the exhibits were full of beautiful deco objects. The building itself is very cool too. Nice little coffee shop in the first floor store.

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Jordan Station, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wolfsonian is worth a stop, but do not make it a destination. Unique architecture makes this an interesting point of interest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Wolfsonian Museum has a great collection of art deco. The gift shop is fantastic. We enjoyed the present exhibition as well as the collection.

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled across this museum whilst strolling down Washington and what a gem. Not overly large but plenty of interesting exhibits (see photo) and well worth the $10 entry fee. Has a very nice combined gift shop and cafe - although I did not try. Top tip - I'd say there is not much to interest under 12's.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found this museum to very well set out with lots to look at. Decent price for $10, though I noticed afterwards it was free for military members, which I didn't realise. Worth the visit I think though and great little shop to visit afterwards.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum in a remarkable building, at a convenient location on Washington Avenue, not far from the beach. It was a real delight to find this museum and its temporary exhibition on Dutch design. Both the exterior and interior had been transformed for the exhibition and it was spectacular. The show offered a great insight into early... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumble on this gem on our wander tound Miami Beach and it is delightful. Try and get there on a Friday at 6 for a free guided tour. What an amazing building, history and beautiful items on display. If you don't have time - just pop into the foyer which is dazzling....and stop on the corner of the street... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had taken an Art Deco walking tour and the Wolfsonian was "mentioned." Then we were introduced to Harry Clarke's magnificent stained glass work while in Ireland and heard the Wolfsonian owned his most famous piece-the Geneva window. So we put the museum at the top of our list to visit when we were back in Miami Beach. We loved... More 

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