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Glore Psychiatric Museum

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Address: 3406 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-2913
Phone Number: +1 816-232-8471
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Great museum with a good mix of history and Healthcare, the staff was friendly and they're always adding new exhibits.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Raymondwilfong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum with a good mix of history and Healthcare, the staff was friendly and they're always adding new exhibits.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed it. Plus you reminded me of something. Our new Harry L. George American Indian Collection exhibits will open on January 19, 2017. We need to start getting the word out. Please visit us again! More 

Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter is taking psychology in college. Her teacher offers students extra credit if they visit this museum. With that in mind we made the trip to St. Joseph. It was so much more informative than I imagined. There were three floors of exhibits that showed the history of mental health care. I must admit that it was sad to... More 

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

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. Being helpful to psychology students is certainly a large part of our mission. George Glore, the museum founder, had always expressed the hope that the museum would make it more comfortable for people to look at mental health care and see both where we have been and where the next generation can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It definitely shows how far we have come and how far we still have to go in the care and treatment of mental illness in this world.

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Thank Davidjc1959
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

We certainly try to be interesting, informative, and to spark more conversations about how to promote mental health. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! More 

Independence, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was not really sure I wanted to visit but am glad I did. It is a grim reminder of how it used to be before doctors started to realize how to treat people with various mental illnesses.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

First of all, it takes more time than we thought it would. The exhibits really draw you in. Included in the bargain-priced admission fee are the smaller St. Joseph African-American Archives, Native American, Civil War, and doll museums. There's a lot to look at, so plan to spend at least an hour and a half to take it all in.... More 

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Kearney, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

On a recent anniversary get-away, we decided to visit nearby St. Joe. The Glore museum has been on my "must-see" list for awhile. The exhibits were very interesting, and visitors get a good background on the area of psychiatric medicine through the years. The museum could use an upgrade, as some of the graphics are beginning to show wear. Across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting museum. It has several different types of exhibits. The history of psychiatric treatment is truly brutal, but very interesting. My 12 year olds of loved it. They liked the morbidness. I don't know that young kids would be good here, but mid age kids and older would.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum. Staff friendly and helpful. Could have spent twice the amount of time we had here.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A bit discomforting to see some of the things that early psychiatric patients were subjected to but very interesting and informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This museum is like no other. Displays of former methods in treating mental patients. The favorite display is the artistic display of the contents of a patient's stomach who swallowed, nails, hair pins, etc. Other museums include Black Archives, and Native American displays. Groupon coupon makes it $3 a person.

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