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Glore Psychiatric Museum

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Address: 3406 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506
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+1 816-232-8471
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Super cool!

Heard of this little musuem through a friend and decided to check it out. Its a small place, not a crazy amount of exhibits, BUT it is super interesting! Really fun things to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jessi H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard of this little musuem through a friend and decided to check it out. Its a small place, not a crazy amount of exhibits, BUT it is super interesting! Really fun things to read, awesome info, and the whole thing has a spooky feel to it considering its in the actual building. The man who was working was very nice... More 

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Thank Jessi H
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad you found your visit worthwhile! We appreciate the feedback since we are always looking at how to improve our exhibits. More 

San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ok, not a terribly upbeat way to spend your day but if you're interested in the subject this is a good museum. They have a lot of artifacts, collected or reproduced that depict the history of the treatment of mental illness.

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Thank Robinetta
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Touring the exhibits can be an emotional experience, which is why we like getting feedback. More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great for anyone interested in the treatment of mental illness. It is interesting to see how things were done back in the day. It was well put together and each treatment on display was explained thoroughly through the plagues displayed near them. The staff was very friendly and informative. It was reasonable priced and they had a... More 

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Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback! The exhibits staff took note of your observation that the explanation of the treatments was helpful. Our museum store has some unusual items to be sure! The Freudian Slips notepads for instance. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sara, the director of the museum, has done a terrific job with the museum. She takes this historical landmark and makes it relevant to today's issues by creating events that involve the community. Kudos!!!

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Warrensburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An insight into how hard our medical system has worked and advanced in trying to care for and help the mentally ill. This is not for the weak of heart, and some is not suitable for children, but it gives a glimpse into the torment of the mentally unstable mind, which can be slightly depressing.

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Thank Gloria S
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on the museum exhibits and your reaction to them. The feedback helps us to keep improving how we present the topic since it can stir emotions. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing how far we have come in the continued understanding of those who suffer with mental illness, is explained well within these walls. It was more than I expected and was a very humbling experience.

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Thank Brittney B
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad to receive your feedback. "Within these Walls" wouldn't be possible without the assistance of other facilities in the State of Missouri who were kind enough to loan us items and provide information. That exhibit does seem to give visitors a better understanding of how mental health issues were addressed in the past. More 

Brownsville, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it definitely delivered and then some! This museum has all the aspects of what life was like in many of this nation's mental institutions. It really makes you think about how you deal with people in day-to-day life.

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Thank 410cmarie
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad the exhibits were interesting to you and you have a point. They do cause people to stop and think about how they relate to other people. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this museum over the weekend and it was a great experience! Before going on the tour, we were shown a very informative 10 minute video talking about the history of the place as well as mental illnesses and how they're handled. My boyfriend and I were given discounts because we're students, for only $4 there was a bunch... More 

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Thank Jordyn V
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

It's so good to hear from students! Providing an additional educational resource is a large part of our mission. We're glad you found your visit to be beneficial. More 

Sundance, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visiting this museum you learn how far medicine and humane treatment of mentally ill "people" have come. As you read, and learn about the treatment of patients you actually feel their sadness, loneliness and horror endured. This museum is unforgettable.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This museum exceeded all of my expectations. Several floors of displays provide a history of mental illness treatment that is both informative and sad. While a trip just for the Glore Museum is absolutely worth it, the icing on the cake was the adjoining museums which contained incredible Native American artifacts, a history of the Civil War, a history of... More 

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Thank alist907
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

It's so good to hear that we exceeded your expectations and thank you for sharing your thoughts on the experience. The history of the treatment and perception of mental illness is sometimes a tough topic to tackle. So, we are constantly consulting with mental health professionals and checking to see how visitors are responding to the exhibits. Yes there is... More 

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