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Culinary Arts Museum

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Address: Johnson and Wales University, 315 Harborside Blvd., Providence, RI 02905
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A visit to the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Museum in Providence, RI...

A visit to the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Museum in Providence, RI will excite your senses and pique your appetite for art and artifacts about food service and cookery. The Culinary Arts Museum is truly one of the premiere institutions dedicated to the preservation of the history of the culinary and hospitality industries.

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I took a friend for her birthday, mainly to see the diner section of the museum, because I was taking her to Modern Diner in Pawtucket afterwards. The museum is interesting if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Somerset, Massachusetts
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Somerset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took a friend for her birthday, mainly to see the diner section of the museum, because I was taking her to Modern Diner in Pawtucket afterwards. The museum is interesting if you like all things culinary. There is a section on Emerill Lagasse who graduated from J&W. Highly recommend.

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an unusual museum, dedicated to food, food history, restaurants, diners, kitchens, kitchen equipment, etc. They've recreated a diner and a tavern and some other settings. Unfortunately, the museum is staying open for students of Johnson & Wales (where it's located) but is closing to the public as of late February, 2017. So if you want to go, go... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been informed that the museum was closing at the end of the month (in January). However, the closing date will be February 27, 2017. We will be sad to see the end of this lively and educational resource in Rhode Island. See it while you can!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a low key visit to the Museum of Culinary Arts, part of Johnson and Wales University. It's an eclectic collection of culinary notions including some diner mock ups, wedding cakes, antique cooking equipment, chefs coats. Although the museum is not ver big, my friend and I ended up spending a couple of hours there, marveling at the exhibits and... More 

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Putnam, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was understanding this was a smaller museum; one that would take 1 to 2 hours to go through. I am happy to say this museum is a true gem. My husband and I spent 4 1/2 hours there, and could have stayed longer. It is easy to navigate, all on one level, and there are plenty of chairs to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

I enjoy bringing my nieces and nephews to enjoy JWU, this is the only time they are quite and look as if they enjoy what they are doing

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

This out of the way museum on the campus of Johnson & Wales University campus is an interesting diversion for a few hours. The museum is nicely laid out with sections on diners, kitchen equipment, camp cooking, etc. There are hands on things for kids, some videos, and an entire recreated diner. If cooking and culinary history is of any... More 

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new hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

The collection of culinary pieces goes back mostly to early American items. It is well organized and brings back memories for people in their sixties. Spend 3 hours here for sure!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Worth a trip a bit off the beaten path in Providence. Fun overview of food and its connection with our culture. I was greeted at the desk by a friendly and enthusiastic student. Savor your visit through some really interesting exhibits, some on surprising topics and local history. What a treat!

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Belleville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

As a food nerd, I was particularly enticed by the thought of a culinary arts museum. As a veteran, I was grateful I was granted free admission. As one not knowing what to expect, I left with mixed feelings about the museum. Given the amount of space in the museum, I was left wanting to see more artefacts from days... More 

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