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Interesting place

The building where this was located, houses other museums as well. It was very interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MizzouTigers88
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Columbia, Missouri
Fascinating for Psychology lovers

I received my degree in Psychology so this is my type of museum. I appreciated that this museum... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Peper81
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Troy, Missouri
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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 3 days ago

The building where this was located, houses other museums as well. It was very interesting especially the progression of treatments for the violent or insane. The art work by the patients was very impressive. Many souls went through these doors.More

Thank MizzouTigers88
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We love hearing from those who take the time to tour the exhibits! We are very glad you found it worthwhile. I admit a preference for the patient art too. It's inspirational and viewing it can be an emotional experience in a good. You are...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I received my degree in Psychology so this is my type of museum. I appreciated that this museum didn’t just focus on the tragic side to the beginnings of Psychiatric care but instead showcased a more balanced approach to those who were doing their very...More

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Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to tour the museum and share your observations. Given your background, I can easily see what drew you to visit. Frankly, we couldn't possibly improve on your advice. Generally, we do suggest going from second to third floor and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned so much while touring this museum. We have certainly progressed in our treatment of the mentally ill or those that were perceived as such. Great tour.

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Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for giving the museum a look! We are so glad to receive your positive feedback. We do rotate exhibits, so come back and see us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance is a little hard to find but once you get there it is an amazing look at history. You don't need a tour guide. All of the exhibits have equipment used at the time along with pictures of how the rooms were used....More

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Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

First of all, thanks for touring and leaving your impressions! The building next door has been sold and we will be adding a second driveway to lead to the entrance in an attempt to address any confusion. It's a historic building, which has means challenges...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this place on Groupon and gave it shot. Not a fancy museum but worth he price of admission. Allow at least an hour

Thank lecuru
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you stopped by! We appreciate the feedback and your suggestion on allowing enough time is much appreciated.

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

I was impressed by this museum! Me and my husband were looking for places to stop while on our road trip and I am so happy we found this place! It is definitely worth the stop. You’ll learn a lot about the history of mental...More

Thank Arianna W
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback! We really appreciate being included in your road trip and we are so glad you found the stop worthwhile. We're big on bringing in new temporary exhibits, so stop in again when you are in the area.

Reviewed July 1, 2018

First, let me say I am not a museum person, and generally find myself dragged to them and rushing to get through them. Glore was one of my few exceptions. It is difficult to grasp any course of treatment designed to torture the body in...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

The 4 floors of exhibits presented a picture of how mental health has been treated over the years. Some of the treatments made me wonder if the doctor was mentally ill. Well presented information and exhibits.More

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Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

That's a great observation! We can only suppose that they didn’t think they needed to test them. The research on the topic shows that the staff thought they were doing what was best for the patients. They didn't understand why patients were behaving as they...More

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting! “Crazy” what the lunatic endured back in the day! Pure torture! It’s great to see how advanced the mental illness medicine has comeMore

Thank Jason T
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

We're glad you found the museum to be interesting. It's the story of some trial and error to be sure. The doctors meant well, and thank goodness, we've come a long way from those days. We rotate exhibits and our next temporary exhibit will be...More

Reviewed June 20, 2018

Toured the 4 Floors of this Museum. Reasonable entry fee. Unbelievable information on the way mentaly ill people have been treated in the past. Worth your time to visit

Thank Martin G
Kathy R, Guest Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts! We really appreciate it. Yes, there are four floors, so guests can plan on spending at least an hour and a half to see the Glore and the other museums in the complex.

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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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slucas800
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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