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Glore Psychiatric Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Wonderfully Creepy!

This museum is fascinating. The exhibits are thoughtfully laid out, and haunting. If you are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
elizcanon
If you're passing nearby this is a good stop

The Glore Psychiatric Museum covers the treatment of mental disorders from Ancient Greece and Rome... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Nationally recognized as “one of the 50 most unusual Museums in the country,” the Glore Psychiatric Museum takes visitors across the wide span of historical treatment of mental illness. Exhibits illustrate the changing face of psychiatric treatment...more
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3406 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-2913
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is fascinating. The exhibits are thoughtfully laid out, and haunting. If you are looking for an absolutely unique attraction, this is it.More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank elizcanon
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Yes, we're one of a kind! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to tour the exhibits. It's a topic we try to interpret with sensitivity. The Founder of the Glore Psychiatric Museum George Glore had a clear mission. He wanted...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Glore Psychiatric Museum covers the treatment of mental disorders from Ancient Greece and Rome up to modern times, with actual artifacts and descriptions of their usage. You get a real feel for just how dumb we were in the past, and wonder about how...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your taking the time to tour the whole facility and leaving such detailed feedback! We couldn't agree more with your observations. You hit the nail on the head in every respect. We wish we had more room in the Black Archives Museum wing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This provides an incredible view into psychiatric treatment in a very short period of time. The view of lobotomies is eye opening and enough to make you distrust medicine. There is an American Indian museum attached to this that is very good. Lots of Indian...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so grateful that you took the time to tour the museum and provide feedback! Learning about the history of psychiatric treatment can be a sobering experience to be sure. The Harry L. George American Indian collection is amazing and I'm so glad you thought...More

Reviewed December 14, 2018

Provided some good information and insight into not only Glore itself, but psychiatric care in America. Artifacts could be better organized, but overall good.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to tour the exhibits and leave your impressions. We do try to cover the broad span of the history of mental health treatment. We just wish we had more space!

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This museum is so cool and creepy! The things we used to do to the mentally ill are horrific! One of the most intriguing and disturbing exhibits here is the display of objects swallowed by a patient with PICA. You must see it to believe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Well our topic is an attention grabber to be sure! Yes, the trial and error that went on in the past is amazing. They really thought it would work. As we now know, it wasn't helpful to say the least. You noticed the one exhibit...More

Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite places in the world. My parents brought me here as a teenager after I developed an interest in psychology and we make a trip back each summer. As a current counseling Masters student, this is both heartbreaking and fascinating. Not only...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

Wow! It's so good to read a review like yours! We do draw the attention of counseling, social work, and psychology students to be sure. We appreciate your reminder that the Black Archives Museum and the American Indian and History Galleries are in our complex...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Stuff everywhere. The museum seems a bit unorganized. It has a lot more then just psychiatric stuff. So at time I was a bit confused. Look for the discount coupons in the visitors guide. It’s worth going with someone and paying cost of one.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

We appreciate the fact that you took the time to visit and explore. The Glore Psychiatric Museum is on every floor. The other museums in the complex are on second floor in separate wing, but it can be confusing. We keep working on the flow...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Historical museum that showcases past psychiatric care that would be unheard of today. Hard to believe some of the practices and procedures that commited asylum patients had to endure.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

We appreciate your taking the time to visit and leave your impressions. It is hard to believe given our understanding today what professionals actually thought might work. We are bringing in a temporary exhibit called "Family Secrets" on November 29, 2018, so stop by again...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018

This is a Grandma’s attic of museums: it’s a conglomeration of stuff that’s been crammed together without much apparent order, and without much in the way of modern museum display, captioning, and lighting techniques. Sure, some of it’s interesting, but to me, this is an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

We really enjoyed the museum and was a great value. The Psychiatric Museum was the highlight in our opinion but the rest of the museums were good too. They are all included in the admission price and we could have spent more time. The Indian...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jessica B
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I don't believe that is possible. The museum, although three floors is rather small, and each individual area is marked with a great deal of information on the items presented. In addition there is a short movie on the... More
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Shaina S
February 20, 2017|
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I would allow about an hour to an hour and a half. The Glore Psychiatric Museum has a 10 minute introductory video. There are three floors of exhibits to see after that. If you are interested, the Doll Museum, the Black... More
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February 6, 2017|
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The regular price is $6, but students pay $4. That includes non-traditional students and it doesn't matter which school a student attends. We welcome students year round and they are a big part of why the museum exists.
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