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Michener Art Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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doylestown gem

a visit to this museum is always a pleasure. they have a lot of thoughtful, engaging exhibits and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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The arrangement of the artworks is impressive. Free docent tours are included with your admission... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Reading, Pennsylvania
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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 days ago

a visit to this museum is always a pleasure. they have a lot of thoughtful, engaging exhibits and even if whatever is current is not my interest, I never tire of the permanent collection - a lot of wonderful work.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

The arrangement of the artworks is impressive. Free docent tours are included with your admission. Check on the availability of times. Free parking is located near the library. WiFi is available. The staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful. The quality of the collection is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Excellent Pennsylvania Impressionist works and interesting special exhibits.The Nakashima reading room is soothing!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 1gojab
Reviewed October 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.