Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY honors the legacy of "The First Couple of Comedy" with the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum. The museum features Lucille Ball's Emmy awards, costumes, rare memorabilia, and much more.
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  • bdib
    Boonton, New Jersey202 contributions
    A must while in Jamestown!
    We loved touring this museum at our own pace, while immersing ourselves in Lucy & Desi's accomplishments. It is filled with memorabilia and detailed information on their lives. We highly recommend buying a combo ticket in advance, which includes the National Comedy Center. No worries if you can't see both in one day, even though you are reserving a date & time, with your wristband kept on, you are able to return the next day and see the other.
    Written September 19, 2021
  • Deborah K
    Campbell, Ohio38 contributions
    Who doesn't Love Lucy
    The museum is enjoyable with various props and costumes from the I Love Lucy Show. There is some dresses that Lucy wore in and off the show. Ricky's bongo drums and bongo case is displayed. My husband like Lucy car and Oscars that were displayed. The staff is very knowledgeable and informative. Spend the extra $10 and get picture taken in the I love Lucy living room, kitchen set, the staff took the pictures with our camera. Had so much fun with this. The only drawback is the parking is limited to 2 hours a day and they do mark your tires so make sure to keep track of your time. The other somewhat down fall in my humble opinion was the museum is in 2 parts and to see the other part you have to go back out the front door and down 2 stores to see the other part. Was a very memorable and brought back many fantastic memories.
    Written October 29, 2022
  • randyllwarehime
    Honolulu, Hawaii90 contributions
    Go to Jamestown for a laugh.
    I'm not sure what reason you would visit Jamestown except to go to the Lucy and Desi Museum and the National Comedy Center. Are they worth the trip? ABSOLUTELY. This museum is for any fan of Lucy and/or Desi that highlights their lives, shows clips from Lucy's movies, memorabilia, clips of episodes of I Love Lucy, a recreation of the set (apartment), and more. There is a large gift shop. You can get a reduced combined admission to the museum and the National Comedy Center, which is within walking distance.
    Written October 24, 2022
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Laurie P
Cortland, NY7,421 contributions
Jan 2020
During a nice period of weather in January, we made the trip to Jamestown. We enjoyed visiting this museum. We did a combined attraction with the National Comedy Center. The price for combined, with Senior Rate, with 10% off for staying at our local hotel was $24.75 per person. Absolutely worth the price.
Lucy Desi Museum has a lot of great memorabilia of both Lucy and Desi...Lucy being the local star. I did not realize how stunning beautiful Lucy was. There are 2 buildings to tour-but we were not there more than an hour. Patrons wanting to be more involved with the exhibits could certainly stay longer.
There was not a place for coats, but the woman behind the desk was very accommodating about taking my coat so I did not have to wear it as I enjoyed the museum. It was a very quiet day-and the workers were all very friendly and helpful.
Written January 16, 2020
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Bob F
20 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
We planned our visit to Jamestown to visit both the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz and the Comedy museum. The last time we were at the old Lucy museum was about 20 years ago, so this was the first time at this location.
Lucille Ball is my favorite actress/comedian of all times and the exhibits, costumes, props and other memorabilia were fantastic. We enjoyed the several videos especially the home videos. I took so many great pictures that we will have to keep of our memory of this legend, and the final exhibit of the vitametavegamin was priceless. Make sure to sign the giant book before you exit to the gift shop.
We also visited her burial site and drove by her childhood and house that she lived in at birth.
We Love Lucy.
Written April 10, 2021
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swj
Palo Alto, CA239 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a well-presented and thorough presentation about professional life of two great entertainers. The professional career of Lucille Ball dominates the display but Desi Arnaz is not forgotten. Many of Lucy's costumes are on display and supporting snippets of the routines they were in are included.
It is not a large museum but fulfills its task well.
Written September 30, 2021
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Heidi P
Novi, MI35 contributions
Aug 2022
I visited this museum for the second time and still found new things! A change from my last visit was that now you are able to pay $10 to go on the New York apartment set. Very cool feature-just wished that we were told this at check in and/or they should just give you an option to include it with your admission. Many neat artifacts, including costumes. Definitely worth going to for Lucy and Desi fans!
Written August 9, 2022
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scubamex
Mass.353 contributions
Sep 2022
We remembered the "I Love Lucy" series very much. It was great to get the history of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Easy parking on the street right in front of the museum. Had recreated sets from the series. Highly recommend this place if you're a fan of the show. Also in this city is her gravesite and her girlhood home which can be seen as a drive-by only. Another place is the park down by the lake.
Written September 22, 2022
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Vinny L
Coram, NY171 contributions
May 2021
a must for all Lucy fans, of course didn't cover the early Lucy career which was a bit shady, only the Lucy we all remember which is fine. The Desi stuff was so interesting, they could have a biography on his life alone if it hasn't been done already in addition to Lucy's. Too bad they only have "replicas" of the tv set, wonder what happened to the real stuff, all in all, very interesting. the seating for the videos shown could definetely be upgraded, one area just had a few movable chairs.
Written June 3, 2021
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perilsofme
Rochester, NY41 contributions
Aug 2020
Having grown up watching I Love Lucy, this was extra special to me. There was lots of pictures of Lucy and Desi. Each picture was captioned with information about Lucy, Desi or the couple. There was not too much reading to be overwhelming or boring. Just enough for us to learn about this legendary couple. They had some family member telling stores about Lucy and Desi. There were lots of Lucille's costumes, show props and three show sets. It really was very interesting. There is 2 hour free on street parking on 3rd Street where the museum is. You will have plenty of time to see the whole museum during that time.
Written August 21, 2020
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,809 contributions
Sep 2020
What a fantastic museum! There is parking nearby and several stores around it in the heart of downtown. The prices are reasonable, especially if coupled with the National Comedy Center. Seeing many of the props, outfits, and replica sets from the show was enough to satisfy me. But there was also a nice little film playing that I watched good portion of in each wing of the museum.
Written September 7, 2020
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davidphelps12
Painted Post, NY276 contributions
Aug 2020
Great history about Lucy and her family, and Ricky. Lucy is very popular in this area. What a smart woman. Beauty, talent, humor, she had it all. I am glad younger people can be exposed to what we used to watch every night.
Written August 28, 2020
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TouristMD
Baltimore, MD2,507 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
I’ve been wanting to visit the Lucy museum for awhile and I finally made it. It was a great place. They have excellent displays about Lucy and Desi. It took me about 2 hours to see both galleries. There is also a very nice gift shop with a ton of Lucy merchandise. I’d recommend buying a combo ticket with the national comedy center too
Written September 12, 2020
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Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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