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Taft Museum of Art

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Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-4214
Phone Number: 513-241-0343
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Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection -...

Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection - one of the world's best - includes art from around the world, from 13th-century European sculpture to ancient Chinese porcelains to 17th-century European painting.

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So wish Dowton Abbey was stil on...

The Dowton Abbey costume exhibit was great at the Taft Museum. A must see is the Rembrandt! A lovely location in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Dowton Abbey costume exhibit was great at the Taft Museum. A must see is the Rembrandt! A lovely location in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.

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Thank Koncroy
Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to the Taft, a charming little museum in the heart of Cincy. I made a special trip just for the Downton costume exhibit which was almost as cozy as binge-watching the show itself. The displays ran the gamut from Anna's evening uniform to Sybil's nurse's uniform, to the men's town and country suits and of... More 

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Thank aandbg2016
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the 5 grandkids here for an outing last summer. They loved seeing the drawings for Carol-Annes Carosel. We had visited Smale Park and the Carosel earlier in the month! BUT the best part was the docent's lecture on Wm Howard Taft! They were rapt by his personality,his contribution to society and to Cincinnati and they knew that he invented... More 

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Thank Nunajones
Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They should just go ahead and call this a gallery, because it's not really somewhere that you go to experience art. You get docents looking down their nose at you if you even touch and wall and there is really not anything for kids to do besides silently look at the art. The docents have all the charm of a... More 

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Thank Ron C
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum was so interesting and the special Downton Abbey Exhibit was worth the trip. The Tea room for afternoon tea was closed by the time we were finished seeing the museum, but the gift shop had some things.

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Thank Katie60422
Duarte, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a nice size. The murals, paintings and artifacts are lovely. Saw the Downton Abbey exhibit....so well done with photos matching the lovely costumes. A must see!

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Thank Sue B
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having a couple of hours to spare before my flight, I decided to walk to the museum. So glad I did...there was a Downton Abbey display along with the regular museum collections. What a beautiful, unique collection of art. Paintings, furniture and all manner of Chinese art made up the offerings. I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent there.

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Thank Bella3020
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of friends came up from Texas for the Dressing Downton exhibit. Appreciated the museum sending visiting information via email regarding parking and logistics. The permanent collection is significant and well displayed. They integrated several Downton costumes into the permanent exhibit space. We enjoyed the Dressing Downton exhibit. Helpful staff throughout the museum. Gift shop was cramped but had... More 

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Liberty Township, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited the Taft Museum of Art to take in the Dressing Downton (Abbey) Fashions Traveling Exhibit. I was impressed with many things. The staff and volunteers were very knowledgeable about the traveling exhibit contents, history, use in the TV series and the selection of venues to house the exhibit. The museum itself is lovely and has nice collections... More 

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Thank Ruth F
Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great small museum! The collection is very diverse, from 15thC Dutch painting to 14thC religious art, to ceramics from China. Its worth a short trip. We spent maybe a hour or two here. Photography is allowed and there is a restaurant with a wonderful patio, which had a band.

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