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Address: 8 Strawberry Ln, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1725
Phone Number: 508-362-3909
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Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness...

Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness for animal welfare issues.

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Museum tour

Fascinating look into an under appreciated artist who had varied insights and views into the current events and cultural phenomena. His home is a reflection of the artist.

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

Fascinating look into an under appreciated artist who had varied insights and views into the current events and cultural phenomena. His home is a reflection of the artist.

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For those who know the work of Edward Gorey, you must see his home. A step back in the life and times of this prolific artist. It was a fun, chaotic, odd, whimsical place to visit with exhibits of many of his work. The museum changes every year, with many new works yet unseen each time. There is a fun... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is as quirky as its owner was. The tour gives you a deeper understanding of the author, sheds some light on who he was. It allows you to 'connect the dots' from his interests to his art. Enjoyed the visit, challenged myself with the treasure hunt and couldn't help but purchase items from the gift shop. So glad... More 

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Mission Viejo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an excellent museum to cost on the cape, which can feel sorely lacking in the cultural and artistic departments. My friends and family have been coming to the Gorey house for a few decades and have yet to have anyone come away disappointed. Early artwork from Gorey's HS days are presently on display and it is so interesting in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have read about Highland Street.org's Free Fun Fridays at the Edward Gorey House last year but couldn't go because I don't own a car nor do I drive. I found out that the Plymouth Brockton can take you part way there by way of the Barnstable Park and Ride the closest to 6A. Cape Cod is about people with... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love being by the seaside but not necessarily hours at the beach? That describes my boys who both enjoy drawing and really appreciated seeing the work of Edward Gorey up-close. I'm new to Gorey but the museum is nicely curated and filled with delightfully macabre vignettes.

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cape cod
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum is a labor of love--dedicated to the life and works of Edward Gorey. It is as delightfully quirky as the artist it honors. One of a kind. A must see destination. And make sure you do the scavenger hunt. It is priceless!!

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got here with about 90 minutes to closing and were fully engaged the whole time. There is an excellent guided tour, lasting 20-30 minutes, which changes every year with each year's new exhibit. My girls (aged 11 and 9) had great fun the whole time trying to find all 26 of the Gashlycrumb Tinies, whose remains are hidden or... More 

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Thank Erich J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd been wanting to visit the Edward Gorey house for a long time, and it was everything I'd hoped it would be. As a fan of his work, I was a little overwhelmed by all there is to see here. I could have easily spent several hours perusing the displays, but unfortunately I arrived only about an hour before closing.... More 

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Long Branch, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those who know the art of Edward Gorey, this is a place of joyful pilgrimage. For those who don't (and you should - it's wonderful), this is an introduction to his fantastical, whimsical and intellectually sophisticated world. The first floor is crammed to the gills with original artwork, and his vast, eclectic collection of bric-a-brac - the latter defying... More 

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