The Dali Museum

The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg: Hours, Address, The Dali Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Dali Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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An unparalleled collection of Salvador Dali artworks, spanning his life and career, featuring works in many media. #TheDali
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doctorc16
Port Washington, NY128 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
The museum requires a confirmed reservation done on line. At the appointed time, you enter and stay as long as you wish. The movie is a good place to get oriented. The Cafe has a limited but nice selection for a light breakfast or lunch. The exhibit is pure Dali,and if you can get a docent, you will appreciate it fully. The setting is very pleasant and the building is artitecturally interesting.
Written January 1, 2022
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S F W
9 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Unless you’re a huge art/surrealist/Dali fan, you won’t love this place, and you might get annoyed with the amount of visitors allowed in at one time. For a meandering visit taking in most of the pairing, it took two adults about an hour. It would be nice to get a coffee or snack and sit outside.

Note: currently you must present a pre-paid ticket to access the parking lot.

What you will get the largest collection of Dali paintings and a great idea of his life was like. Overall It’s worth the trip, albeit expensive.

I would not take young kids here unless you want to waste you’re money. There aren’t any kids activities and they will probably race through the two rooms with paintings while knocking over everyone else and maybe all the fragile things on display at the gift shop.
Written January 25, 2022
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Steven M
10 contributions
Dec 2020
We didn't realize advance tickets were required due to Van Gogh special exhibit...my wife and I traveled to St Pete to see Dali. Well, it was a rude awakening that no tix were available, but we were told a handful are sometimes available for final hour each day. So we returned in the evening and waited an hour. We asked for clarification on ticket policy, and asked to see manager. Megan (manager) arrived and answered our questions and told us to hang out, but no guarantees. Finally, after an hour, she approached us, and said we were in luck. We also told her our interest was Dali, not Van Gogh (we'd recently seen Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam). She said if that was the case, we should go in and buy our tix, and she would personally escort us up in the elevator, avoiding the Van Gogh madness. So we got escorted up privately by Megan, past all the lines, and felt like royalty. This was a small but personal gesture by Megan, and it made my wife's birthday a COMPLETE SUCCESS! We went from no entry to Dali rooms and loved every minute. Megan even stopped over several times during our visit to see how our experience was. Super professional, super kind, and we're super grateful. Thanks to her and the hardworking museum crew! (Also, no backpacks allowed, but they have free lockers outside)
Written December 27, 2020
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Mira N
105 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
No mention on the website that half the museum is now closed as they ‘reimagine’ their second (1 out of 2) exhibits. Not sure how they can justify charging full price when you can only see one exhibit.
No clear mention at all on the website , email confirmation or ticket that masks are 100% mandatory with no exemption for disabled people. Make you pay $1 for a mask. Why can’t they make this more clear before you go to the museum so you don’t need to waste a $1?
Almost no explanation or useful or interesting information to accompany the paintings. Their app is also devoid of content, it just animates a few select paintings without giving you any info on their reception, history, meaning, etc
Massive building with a tiny exhibit and a crap intro film (again just dumbs down surrealism and Dali’s life with no depth of content at all) , certainly a completely waste of money. Not to mention their dishonesty around masks and the closed exhibit.
Written January 6, 2022
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MelBHall
Blue Bell, PA166 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
I was very much looking forward to our visit as we were traveling from out of state to visit family in FL. First—the ticket cost is a lot for what you get. Second—$10 parking. Third—they were closing the garden area for an event that afternoon and we were not told when we checked in (and it was not posted on the website when I bought tuned tickets weeks in advance) so we thought we would tour the galleries, then stop at the cafe, eat in the garden, take photos with the artwork there, etc. We were finished with both galleries upstairs within an hour…we head to the garden only to be told they are closing early. We finally convinced them to let us go out for 10 minutes, felt rushed and annoyed.

We truly thought we would be there for hours—we were done in 90 minutes or less.

Unless you are a huge Dali fan, save your money—I live in Philadelphia and our Museum of Art is well worth the cost and has many works by Dali (and others).
Written February 21, 2022
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Lora M
Zephyrhills, FL38 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Covid protocol Masks required, 6 feet apart , schedule and pay in advance. $10.parking- no cash/card only. I was fine with all the protocols. First you are directed to the back of the building, then up a handicapped ramp to the front door. For me it would have been easier to walk to front of building instead of acting like we were at Disney. We had an 11:00 am appointment. Maybe we missed the line? #DaliApp is required to explore with audio. Wifi is free- good luck getting the app to work with all the people on the wifi!! You must allow location and Bluetooth in settings, or it won’t work. No English maps available- out currently! Theater on first floor along with cafe and gift shop. Third floor 2 exhibits. Dali exhibits in one area and special exhibit across hall. Currently #LeeMiller photography was in special exhibit. There was NO SOCIAL DISTANCING in Dali exhibit. I have been here before on a Saturday, before #covid . I have never seen it elbow to arm pit, but that is what it was! Very disappointing. No flow of traffic, people looking at one picture blocking people from looking at picture behind them. People crowding you while you look at a picture of art.
Outside garden was nice we could remove mask! However, the garden needs some maintenance. As we were exiting the building where it says exit!!! They were having people enter. I love the paintings But, It was not an enjoyable visit!
To make an appointment you would think that the number of people in the facility would be limited to keep social distancing. If you get the written script for the audio tour it is also out of date. Plan for when it is not in the heat of the day! Everyone was crowded in the Dali Exhibit. Not as much in other. No social distancing. I can say that enough.
Written August 7, 2021
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NightKoder
Tampa, FL19 contributions
Jul 2021
Parking is ten dollars, and takes way too long. Come in from the Bayshore Drive, NOT Dahli avenue. If you come from the Dahli St, then you will have to make a left turn to get into the parking lot. The problem is that people coming in from Bayshore Drive can enter making a right turn, and they have the right of way. This means you are ALWAYS waiting in a line to park. Took us twenty minutes to park because there wasn't anyone managing the traffic access into the museum.

Masks are mandatory again, they enforce this rule and will provide you with a mask, but they will not allow entry if you refuse to wear one.

It's a small museum with some fantastic pieces, make sure you download their app for a self guided tour. Keep in mind that there are only two galleries, one dediated for Dali and the other for a guest exhibit. During the weekend we went, the museum became pretty crowded and it was difficult viewing some of the pieces. You coupld probably spend a couple of hours here, but even with the crowds we only needed an hour to get through both galleries. I did come away with a much deeper appreciation for Dali and his impact on the world of art.

The outdoor space is some what small but very nice, you can take some nice pictures and eat outside if you like. Do NOT take your ticket band off at the "Wishing Tree" if you plan on going back into the gallery. I noticed several people did take them off, only to discover that the museum really does check for those bands when they tried to re-enter the gallery.

Given the cost of the tickets, the long wait to park the car and the size of the museum, I'd say this is worth going once if you're a casual visitor. Not sure I'd return here unless there was a specific exhibit I wanted to view.
Written July 31, 2021
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Pittvaca
Pittsburgh, PA47 contributions
Aug 2021
First of all, be aware there is a$10 parking fee even if you are just visiting the gift shop like us. They strongly enforce their mask and distancing policy to point where we felt uncomfortable. Gift shop was big, but prices are high. Never bothered to go into the actual museum because we were not willing to fork over the $25 per person.
Written August 17, 2021
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Andrey S
1 contribution
Aug 2021
My wife and I spent no more than 2 hours in the museum and saw everything at a moderate pace. The visit cost us $60 with parking, and I felt ripped off afterwards. I expected to see a lot more art for that price, can certainly think of a few activities that would be more entertaining / educational for the same amount.

The permanent exhibit of Dali's works shows some great art, if only there was more to see. The Lee Miller exhibit is lame, basically equivalent to a mid-century instagram account. Lame / repetitive / not fun.

They are requiring masks despite not requiring them to be N95 (or any others that actually work against COVID), so y'know... "health and safety", but really just "for the show," since cloth/paper masks aren't effective against smaller particles like COVID. Made the experience that much less tolerable.

We both looked at each other after getting out after like an hour and a half and were like, "that was... IT?" Kinda pathetic / overhyped. Wouldn't pay more than $15 to visit this place.
Written August 15, 2021
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Tripping9900
Pittsburgh, PA359 contributions
Jan 2022
Had too pre-buy tickets and wear a mask. We were early for our time slot but they let you in and you can walk around the gift shop and get something to ear or drink (the almond cake and flavored lemonade werer delicious). The exhibit is on the third floor only (there is no second floor) and the area was over crowded. We were there mid-afternoon so I would recommend going early morning or shortly before closing.
Written February 4, 2022
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