Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Karen C
Winter Haven, FL219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, NC64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, KY76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Anya
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We arrived on a day when the tour guide was sick, and apparently you can only visit by joining the tour. There was a small indoor gallery visible from the front desk, but after a lengthly and confusing explanation as to why we could not visit due to the tour guide being sick, I thought they would allow us to pay half price to view the little gallery, but no deal. Maybe the next time we are in Florida. Tip: Call ahead to make sure the tour guide is working, and what times the tours are offered.
Written March 18, 2024
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Peter H
Orlando, FL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is a hidden gem with polite, helpful and passionate staff who I believe may be volunteers. The story of Polasek is heart-warming, the museum is owned by a foundation and guests support its continuation. Extra-ordinary quality sculptures, particularly of the anatomical features of the human body. Great guide took us around the house and explained the exhibits. Compared with other Orlando admission prices this is exceptional value. Make this part of a day visit to Winter Park, there are lots of other gems in this area, a refreshing break from the main tourist trail in Orlando.
Written November 17, 2022
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Janet S
jacksonville92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a great exhibit whether you are into art or not. There is a museum of sculptures, Polasek's home, and a sculpture garden of Polasek's sculptures in beautiful garden settings.

Denise gave an informative tour of his home and narrated about Polasek's life. This tour is a great cap off of a visit to Winter Park.

Parking is easy and free. Admission is very reasonable. It takes 1-2 hours to see this attraction. Probably not great for children. Walking is easy.
Written July 10, 2022
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UsuallyNotGrumpy
Columbus, Oh4,183 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Bob S
Cincinnati, OH2,458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is a very small museum with a nice sculpture garden. Polasek was a Czech immigrant who came to America and eventually was a teacher at the Chicago institute of art. The museum was highlighting gilded art (gold leaf embellishment) at the time of our visit and it was very interesting. The main attraction was the garden area which houses many of Polasek's works of art. $12 admission fee. Allow an hour or so for a visit. Free parking in their lot.
Written February 15, 2023
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Tamara K
Indialantic, FL255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Very much enjoyed this painter and sculptor museum. Lovely to wander the garden. The Docent had so much interesting tidbits to share and was enthusiastic about Polasek, his art and life. Highly recommend a stop here.
Written April 27, 2022
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Marty D
Lakewood, CO388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We greatly enjoyed the Paint Out at the Polasek Museum. That's a yearly event at the end of April. If you can be there for that, go. We went back for the fundraiser in the evening because it was such fun. Great art to buy too.
Otherwise, this is still a lovely retreat of quiet beauty with a very small museum and a lovely garden. It also has a charming staff. Hope you'll go meet them.
Written August 31, 2022
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