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Review of Rodin Museum

Rodin Museum
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Philadelphia Museum of Art General Admission
Ranked #10 of 465 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed August 26, 2012

The Ben Franklin Parkway has been called the Paris of Philadelphia, in part because the same person designed the Champs Elysee in Paris as our Parkway. Another feature in common both in Philly and Paris is that each has a Rodin Museum. While the museum in Paris is larger with more extensive grounds and special exhibits, our own Rodin Museum on the Parkway is a beautiful showcase for the masterpieces of Auguste Rodin. As a native Philadelphian, I have passed by his statue of the Thinker on the Parkway many thousands of times, so it feels like home to me to be intimately acquainted with that masterpiece. Another Philadelphia cultural treasure!

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

We were more than happy to visit a second time after the re-opening of the Rodin Museum. If memory serves there is little change except for a pleasant updating of wall coverings. The museum is truly a gem, small and compact it is especially bound to please the visitor. The entrance to the museum is lovely. It invites you into an inner garden with a lovely pool and fountain. The Gates of Hell are being restored and had to be viewed through scaffolding but still amazing. The pieces inside are lovely.

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

The collection in the Rodin Museum is small but strikingly beautiful. The majestic building is surrounded by immaculate grounds, which were being enjoyed by photographers and wedding parties today. We especially appreciated the audio tour which allowed us to better understand the artist and his works.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Everyone always goes to the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art, but the Rodin gets overlooked even though it is within walking distance to the larger musuem. The gounds are lovelt for a stroll especiially in the fall.

Thank Isaak F
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We called the phone number on the museum website to verify the operating hours. The person who answered the phone told us the museum was closed on Mondays. When we arrived at the Rodin Museum on Tuesday, it was closed. We spoke to an employee through the gate and she told us that the phone number listed on the website is actuallly the central phone number at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and that is the museum closed on Monday, not the Rodin. She apologized and said she would make someone aware of what had happened so they could keep others from being disappointed. There was no sign at the Rodin Museum showing their operating hours or indicating which was the main entrance to the museum. We were very disappointed that we only got to see the exterior.

Thank Susan R
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