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“Gem”

The Walters Art Museum
Ranked #3 of 229 things to do in Baltimore
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UK
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70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Gem”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Liked everything. Go there its brilliant and as good as some National Galleries we've seen. Couldn't believe it was free. Large though so pick what you'd like to see most and spend time there or you will get burn out!

Visited November 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great little museum.”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

The Walters, though smaller than many museums, packs a punch, is free, and has constantly-changing exhibits. Definitely recommended, especially during the special-interest collections. Went on a college field trip.

Visited January 2012
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Knoxville, TN
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice enough, if you like museums”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

The Walters was in a beautiful building and had some interesting things to see, like armor, weapons, paintings, jewelry and one mummy. It was free, so that was nice, but it was not near our hotel, so we rode the free shuttle, which was not so fun. We waited a long time for it in the cold, and it came so late, it was crowded and the driver didn't want to let us on. We had to stand and should have just walked.

Visited November 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
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“A Gem for Baltimore”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Walters Museum is a public museum free of charge to attend. We can't speculate on the special events and exhibits which require a fee. The museum rivals most that I have seen and is very professionally managed. Many artifacts are encased, while other paintings and sculptures are out in the open. The friendly staff appears to roam the many large and small rooms occasionally, and they are open to any questions. Some of the staff are strategically placed at exhibits to provide interesting insights on some of the collection. Notebooks are placed on tables in other areas describing the displays. All of the art is well documented. From ancient artifacts to Baroque-style paintings and the Orient, there is something for everyone. Photo-taking was actually encouraged! We planned to spend two hours there, but could not fully appreciate all the collection in that time. We will return on our next visit to Baltimore.

Visited November 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great museum and the price is right”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Walters, now free, has an eclectic collection ranging over the whole world and many centuries. It's also in a unique setting, being an amalgamation of several buildings in downtown Baltimore. They have several good programs for kids; my 11 year old daughter loved it.

Visited October 2012
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