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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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Small, intimate museum

This is a small museum with a wonderful outdoor sculpture garden. It's actually quite a gem of a find. They were setting up for an event and apparently you can rent the space... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small museum with a wonderful outdoor sculpture garden. It's actually quite a gem of a find. They were setting up for an event and apparently you can rent the space for parties/weddings and it would really make a lovely location for that!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little place to visit near Park Ave in Winter Park. The outdoor Sculpture Garden and property is so beautiful and serene. Great place to visit if you love plants and botanical gardens. Not a very big place, but really worth the visit.

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there today with the Photo Club spending the morning and early afternoon walking the one acre grounds taking pictures of the sculptures and flowers. A short tour of the house, and chapel was interesting as well. Lots to photograph if you look around.

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Cocoa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't believe how many times I have driven past this little gem of a museum without even knowing it was there. I also was not familiar with the artist, Albin Polasek. After watching the introductory video, taking the docent led tour and strolling the sculpture gardens, my eyes were opened to Polasek's artistry and fascination with love, motherhood and... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 August 8, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

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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