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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

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Address: 633 Osceola Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4429
Phone Number: 407-647-6294
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Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens holds an...

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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Beautiful house and gardens

Hadn't ever heard of this museum or sculptor, but what a nice surprise. Small but comprehensive. Grounds and views are gorgeous! Very pleasant staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hadn't ever heard of this museum or sculptor, but what a nice surprise. Small but comprehensive. Grounds and views are gorgeous! Very pleasant staff.

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clermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. You will got through the artists actual house and see where he worked and lived on a beautiful lake. There is a gallery and a wonderful sculpture garden. Not to be missed.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were passing the afternoon waiting for the train back to NC and visited this museum. The staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating. The charge ($5) is minimal when you take the tour. The docent we had (Denise), is very lively and really knows so much about the life of the artist. I have never been particularly interested in sculpture,... More 

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Jermyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was not sure if I made a mistake going there, but the hostess for the house tour was very informative, the house itself was not such a big deal, but the sculptures and grounds are extremely nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I visited the museum for the first time with the intention of renting the property for a wedding. The location is breathtakingly beautiful. The views from the house and the gardens are truly peaceful and beautiful. Perfect!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Great tour! The docent knew so much :) I just wish we'd had more time to look at the items on our own in the buildings. Maybe leave 5-10 minutes without talking where the people can look more closely and then have the staff and the guests go to the next point. Just felt like I really didn't get to... More 

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Orlando, FL USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

great venue for a small dinner gathering at the meeting center adjacent to the museum. The collection of art is very nice. The grounds are beautiful. It's worth a stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

As a local, I've been to this museum multiple times. The grounds are beautiful, and open to the public free of charge. The museum itself is small, but it was the private home of the artist, so it in itself is a treasure to see. The works rotate, but the private collection remains the same. So much to see and... More 

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Tampa, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Bought 2 tickets on a whim, on Groupon, since we live in Tampa and frequent Orlando. What a great little surprise and what a fantastic artist! Beautiful grounds and our Docent, Georgia, was wonderful! Def worth the trip. Depending on how long you stroll around, I'd say allot about 2-21/2 hours for this lovely museum!

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We had no idea what to expect when we visited this museum, and we were blown away by what we found. The tour is a must - I went from not knowing anything about Albin Ploasek and his work to having a deep appreciation for both. The classical sculptures are mostly out on the grounds which are landscaped with beautiful... More 

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Polasek, Manager at Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, responded to this review

Joanne, Thank you for your review! We are so glad you had an enjoyable visit. Please do come back again! Carynn More 

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