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The Walters Art Museum
Based on 571 traveler reviews
Always a treat
Aug 27, 2014 by: Saki M from Amherst, New York
Free admission is always welcome and at this fine museum, much appreciated. We are repeat visitors having viewed exhibitions approx. 5 times in the last 2 years. The only weakness is in the knowledge of the seated docents who don't seem able to answer many questions. Even a staff member pointed me to a sculpture when I asked about mosaics. Children's summer camps are good. Acoustics do not favor the adult visitor when school groups are around- the galleries can project chatter to intolerable levels.
One man's collections on display, with free admission
Aug 23, 2014 by: Marblehead750 from Dayton, Ohio
A strange mix of stuff at this museum: 1) religious art from Christian, Islamic and Hindu origins, 2) arms and armor from Europe, 3) ancient Greek and Roman artifacts, including a couple of mummies, and 4) European paintings. Admission is free and you can park on the street for about $1 per hour. My favorite room was the "Chamber of Wonders" which gives the impression of being a very wealthy uncle's hunting lodge, with treasures from his many trips on display. Kids will like it because it has knights armor and mummies - something all kids love.
An excellent collection
Aug 22, 2014 by: Marvin J from Chicago, Illinois
What a great private collection that they have amassed. Very impressive and FREE! We spent an afternoon there, and it was perfect.
World class museum
Aug 22, 2014 by: BlueNWashington from Washington DC
Great collections with interesting periodic shows. Especially good on classic/antiquities. Worth a visit to Baltimore.
Phenomenal Museum - Best Egyption Collection in US
Aug 21, 2014 by: chuckwagon1 from Gilbert, AZ
Super easy to find on Charles street 10 blocks straight north of Inner Harbor. This place is FREE! Make sure you go on Thursday night if possible. They are open until 9pm and even the Special Collections are open with no charge. Go to Guest Services and get the audio tour. Really good because the staff wandering around know surprisingly little about the museum. Much more casual than other top-flight museums. Take the purple line north on the free Charm City bus directly from the Gallery shopping center across from Inner Harbor. Get off at the statue of Lafayette on the horse. By-the-way, the gorgeous church caddy corner from the Walters is the site where Francis Scott Key died (in the house that was previously on the spot).
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