Rodin Museum
Rodin Museum
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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With over 140 bronzes, marbles, and plasters - including "The Thinker" - the distinguished collection housed in the Rodin Museum represents every phase of Auguste Rodin’s career. Located on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the elegant Beaux-Arts–style building and garden offer an absorbing experience and the largest collection of Rodin's work outside of Paris.
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Rudy B
Ocean City, MD626 contributions
Jul 2022
If you get on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus, you should make it a point to stop here. I like museums, so this was a pleasant stop for me. I really enjoyed it and the suggested 60 to 90 minutes to spend here is well worth it. Many of exhibits both inside and outside the museum. The entry fee is voluntary, even though they list a suggested fee. The suggested fee isn't must and on a hot day the fee is worth it to escape the heat.

I think you won't be disappointed and it's worth a visit.
Written August 4, 2022
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JessicaGP
Reisterstown, MD193 contributions
Jun 2022
What a wonderful museum. Well laid out and engaging. Not very large, but that's good for me. Enough to see and learn. Places to sit indoors and out. Definitely would recommend for art fans of any kind, but especially sculpure fans. Great variety of pieces. Museum is "pay what you wish" but the recommended amount is $12 and its well worth it. Other museums are also very close by if you want to make a day of it.
Written June 28, 2022
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1francophile
Kitchener, Canada1,620 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
As a former Philadelphia, I am sorry to say this was my first visit to the Rodin, but it will definitely not be my last! It’s conveniently located on the Parkway, about a twenty minute plus walk from Center City. The tariff is based on a contribution system- or pay what you can afford. While filled with many fine examples of Rodin’s artistry over the years, from statues to hands, the museum can be fully appreciated in less than one hour. Examples of his body of work in photos are included for your information. It’s quality and unique attributes make this a required visit while in Philadelphia! Very Highly Recommended!
Written June 29, 2022
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Rooindie
Farmington, CT928 contributions
Jan 2023
We were a bit surprised how few pieces were here, and what was here we found underwhelming. The best pieces are actually outside. We thought the $12 suggested ticket price was steep for what you got; however, we got credit for all of it against our Philadelphia Museum of Art tickets, so that was a nice savings. We didn't spend much time here at all. There was a free tour going on, which seemed really to be very thorough, but because of the small size of the museum, you can't avoid it - we literally had to walk through the group to see some items.
Written January 14, 2023
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alkimadrid
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania496 contributions
May 2022
Lovely place, beautiful gardens and a great small exhibition. The moment one steps foot in the museum and its surroundings it feels as if they're transported at another age and country.
The museum entrance is almost free, and it's a very nice quick stop to learn about Rodin and enjoy his work
Written July 7, 2022
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Gabriel S
Los Angeles, CA197 contributions
Sep 2022
After visiting different parts of the world in at least 3 Rodin exhibitions, it is difficult to give grades. Here you see the talent and genius of the craftsman. An impressive collection arranged in a great method and excellent explanations.
Written October 13, 2022
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ArriveWith5
Philadelphia, PA25 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Great option for those short on time who want to see cultural site in the city. The museum displays reasonable breadth of Rodin sculptures along with sculptures of those artists that Rodin influenced. Each sculpture includes an informative description which enhances experience. The size of the museum and variety of sculptures keeps most kids engaged. The gardens around building offer a nice setting for a short break. Admission for children is free. Also, passes are available which include combined admission with Museum of Art. Parking on street is limited, I would recommend researching parking options in neighborhood in advance.
Written January 3, 2020
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI711 contributions
Oct 2021
One man's collection of Rodin works housed in a beautiful Cret-designed classical building is a jewel in the city of Brotherly Love! It truly was a joy to visit this museum devoted to the work of Auguste Rodin, one of the best sculptors of all time. The museum houses Rodin works big and small as well as some complementary works by others. Burgers of Calais, The Gates of Hell, The Thinker, Balzac, Adam and Eve, The Kiss, and much more! Walking in from the Parkway past The Thinker and into the sculpture garden with its secluded areas and reflecting pool, one can just imagine a bit of Rodin's Paris. We saw a bride and groom being photographed in the garden, a graduate being photographed on the steps beside The Thinker, a woman relaxing with her knitting in a corner of the sculpture garden. It's a shame that Mr. Mastbaum did not live to see his vision for this beautiful Beaux Arts building and his collection open to the public completed.
Written October 25, 2021
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David-Kevin B
Washington DC, DC387 contributions
May 2020
The city's Rodin Museum, after being closed for renovation while simultaneously cleaning the stone exterior, has never looked better.  A source of great pride for Philadelphia, the museum is home to one of the largest collections of Auguste Rodin's works outside Paris. The iconic piece by Rodin, "The Thinker," still sits stoically at the museum's entrance.

One of his most famous sculptures, The Burghers of Calais, returned to the museum after months of extensive restoration.  Prior to the painstakingly detailed task, the famous sculpture appeared at Washington, DC's Hirshhorn Museum. And "The Kiss," although a copy, never fails to impress and is clearly the focus of the museum's interior atrium.

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Written March 11, 2021
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CH.BR
415 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The museum is not big with a nice garden. There are sitting area in the garden. It is nice. We bought ticket for art museum, so Rodin Museum admission is included. Great! Nice place to come.
Written January 18, 2020
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