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Princeton University Art Museum

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Address: McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544
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+1 609-258-3788
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: No
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The Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation's finest art...

The Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation's finest art museums, housing collections of over 72 ,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history and all the world's major cultures. The Museum also presents special exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year. Admission is free.

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This is a much overlooked museum in Princeton. The collection is very good and varied. It is free and they have activities for children.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a much overlooked museum in Princeton. The collection is very good and varied. It is free and they have activities for children.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit with someone or alone. Very helpful staff willing to provide informative resources and guidance. A local asset that is often overlooked by those living in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Princeton Art Museum - home to interesting rotating exhibits and repository for surprisingly extensive permanent collections - is always worth the trip. Free admission, great gift shop and a stroll through Princeton campus are a little extra bonus when you visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was freezing outside when we ventured into the museum with our 11 yr old son trying to occupy ourselves. We were completely fascinated by all the artifacts and from so many different eras. Our son loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the collection of the Princeton University Art Museum. I tend to gravitate to the Paintings and I saw numerous pieces in the 19th - 20th century wing that I've never seen before. The Art of the Berlin Painter was great too.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is simply an amazing regional art museum. I am not an art buff at all so it is cool to see names that I recognize. Great place for a date or a study break. I also love the window over looking the conifers. Must have gone a dozen times.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A world class art museum close to downtown Princeton. If you like art museums, this is a must see destination. An incredible art collection worthy of an Ivy League university.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite living in New Jersey, with Philly and NYC so close, the Princeton Art Museum is one of my favorite art museums. They have 10 collections ranging from Asian to Impressionist. There is no charge to visit. They have volunteer docents who guide you through the exhibits or you can go at your own pace. Nassau Street is close and... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is beautiful. It is a little difficult to get to, as it is in the middle of the Princeton campus, but it's so worth it once you get there. The admission is free, which is fabulous to see the amazing pieces that are there!! Definitely would recommend if you are in Princeton.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

This museum is smack dab on the Princeton Campus, near the Frist Student Center and the chapel. All ages, can take in the sculpture, ancient artifacts, Warhol's Marilyn and Monet's. If you ask at the gift shop, they can provide you with a scavenger hunt paper for kids! The docents are all volunteers, who are well trained and passionate about... More 

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