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Michener Art Museum

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Lovely high quality locally focused museum

The museum complex is a lovely setting inside old walls and surrounded by a sculpture garden. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Whole is greater than its parts

Taken as a complete package the Museum is a winner, though no single part would likely head the... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
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Once a prison, now a world-class art museum. Housed on the site of what was once the Bucks County Jail, the Michener Art Museum is an American art institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the...more
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138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4931
+1 215-340-9800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum complex is a lovely setting inside old walls and surrounded by a sculpture garden. The inside has a historical display of author James A Michener, a full gallery of Bucks County Impressionists, a peaceful memorial room in honor of local wood artist, George...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Taken as a complete package the Museum is a winner, though no single part would likely head the list in its category. We drove a little under an hour from home in New Jersey with the objective of viewing the permanent collection and learning more...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The museum building was once a prison; now it has the pleasant sensation of keeping the trouble of the world out. There was a nice balance between the permanent collection of local Impressionists (some excellent Daniel Garber, among others) and other exhibits. On our visit,...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Went for the live music and was very entertained. Before the music started you had the chance to explore the museum which was pretty empty. Some great pieces of art.

Thank janine c
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a great place to visit if you want to enjoy lunch in one of the nearby restaurants, walk around a bit, and then get some cu.ture. The exhibits are well done. Since the museum is small, you will need only and hour or...More

Thank Lois F
Reviewed May 30, 2018

This museum is right in downtown Doylestown, PA. Michener's vision is apparent in the museums unique collection and entering special exhibitions. It has a rustic feel, as Michener would have wanted. It also speaks to a plain vision for world action that I really liked....More

Thank Gary R
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

The building is stunning and the various art works are well displayed. We especially liked some of the indoor and outside sculpture and the furniture. Bright and light buildings and the ideal setting for the collection.

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Very impressive painting by local artists from past 150 years. The woodworking pieces were what I enjoyed the best.

Thank Yukasin
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Michener named after native son James Michener who grew up in Doylestown! Turn left upon entry & see Michener’s study preserved just as he left it. See the typewriter he used to write many of his great books. Learn the secret of his birth! And...More

Thank William B
Reviewed April 26, 2018

This museum had great history about PA artists, I enjoyed my visit and learned a lot more about the Wyeth family.

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February 15, 2018|
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Response from Warren H | Reviewed this property |
Very Accessible, the museum has both ramps an and elevator.
July 14, 2017|
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Response from MichenerArtMuseum | Property representative |
Hello! Apologies for the delay in responding. Our Free Day this fall will be on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Hope to welcome you and many others to the Michener!
June 28, 2016|
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Response from MichenerArtMuseum | Property representative |
Catherine, our phone number is 215.340.9800.