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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

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Address: 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a small museum at the former home of Albin Polasek, a leading sculptor of his time, who retired in Winter Park.

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Perfect day .. sunny, mild with a breeze off the lake. We admired, relaxed and enjoyed a picnic lunch on the grounds. The art and sculpture was beautiful and touching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I recently decided to take my little sister to an artsy place that we both hadn't been to and the Albin Polasek Museum came up and we decided to go... Definitely worth visiting if you live in the Central Florida area! They have a lovely trail of sculptures and a beautiful view onto the lake... They also have an open... More 

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Pelham Manor, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Took my daughter and her friend to spend a day on the grounds. Small estate but a lot of history and plenty to take in. Very informative and worth the admission fee. Parking is free. The tour is a must so that you understand what you are seeing and be able to place it in time. Estate I'd great for... More 

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