Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens holds an art collection focusing primarily on American representational sculpture, with over 200 works by Czech-born American sculptor Albin Polasek. The museum also offers guided tours of the historic Polasek residence and chapel, an outdoor sculpture garden and a gift shop. The museum is the retirement home of 2004 Artists Hall of Fame recipient Albin Polasek, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only 30 members of the National Trust’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios.
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2-3 hours
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Orlando, FL168 contributions
Apr 2021
This is a small museum, with a beautiful garden .Excellent for a picnic. Customer service is great, nice and helpful. I think 2 hours in this place is enough, but you can sit in the garden for hours
Written November 15, 2021
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Susan P
Orlando, Florida, United States176 contributions
Oct 2021
Beautiful old home. Enjoyable if you love Florida Mediterranean style architecture. Lovely lawn on the chain of lakes. Well worth a short visit or hosting an event. Check it out.
Written October 28, 2021
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Nancy U
Altamonte Springs, FL1,370 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
I saw this place in my Florida day trip book. It is a small museum and then a small garden of sculptures by Albin. We spent a little over an hour there but nice and quiet. Don’t forget to grab the brochure to tell you about each sculpture. I love learning a little bit about history while enjoying the fresh air. We didn’t do the museum tour but perhaps it is worth the time. Our timing didn’t work out.
Written September 26, 2021
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UsuallyNotGrumpy
Columbus, Oh3,866 contributions
Jul 2021
We really liked the grounds right on a lake. Some of Albin’s larger bronzes were very good but a lot didn’t impress us. Some of Jack Hills pieces were very good but the highlight for us was Edson Campos’ extremely well done and lifelike paintings! We didn’t stay to see the tour of the funky old house.
Written July 31, 2021
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jhuntorlandoFL
Orlando, FL9 contributions
Jun 2021
The Polasek Sculpture museum far exceeded our expectation. Who knew Winter Park had such a hidden treasure.
Written June 7, 2021
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Karen C
Orlando, FL119 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
We didn’t know much about Albin Polasek before this visit. We discovered that he was an accomplished sculptor, artist and much more. His legacy is alive and thriving at this museum. The grounds are peaceful and dotted amongst the beautiful surroundings are his magnificent sculptures. Our docent Denise, was informative and truly admires the man and his works. She told us many stories about the man and the pieces in his collection, so that his interesting life came alive thanks to her commentary. This was the first trip to a local museum we went to in over a year, because of the pandemic. It was delightful and worth the wait!
Written April 24, 2021
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Pat H
Asheboro, NC69 contributions
Feb 2021
We loved the wonderful sculptures in the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. The gardens are filled with beautiful flowers and trees that provide a delightful setting for the wide range of exquisite sculptures. Some are quite large; others are smaller. As we walked through this amazing garden, we caught glimpses of Lake Osceola which it borders. A big part of the allure of this Museum is the intriguing Polasek story of the life, home and studio of the sculptor who lived here and created such a wide array of beautiful art. We highly recommend it when you are in the Winter Park area.
Written March 2, 2021
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karentalbott
Paducah, KY67 contributions
Feb 2021
We enjoyed this museum and walking among the statues and beautiful plants in the sculpture garden. There is a 15 minute video about the artist and a tour of the home. Try to schedule that, tour when you first enter. It is offered at various times during the day. There is 4 main rooms to tour of the home, but it gives you a glimpse into his art/talent. Thanks to the Byron Walker, who explained about how the plants tie into the art and also Lenny, the docent who led the tour. Love how the volunteers working in the garden seem to love their work. A happy place.
Written March 1, 2021
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DayBreeze
Brooklyn, MI457 contributions
Jan 2021
There is an interesting back story to this attraction but you need a guided docent to tell you it. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and since there was a wedding, we could not not walk all the gardens and were rushed through a tour before the guests for the wedding were to arrive. It seems like they would have posted this event on their website so visitors such as us could have avoided it.
Written January 30, 2021
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Michael W
Osceola296 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a nice day adventure. There is a gardens with sculptures created by Albin and his home with paintings and sculpture. A lot of walking and standing but worth it.
Written March 26, 2020
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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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