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The Walters Art Museum
Based on 666 traveler reviews
Large, beautiful collection
Mar 27, 2015 by: Hbmonaghan from
I went to the Walters Museum with mixed expectations. For some reason I had the initial impression that it would be a very small museum with a limited collection. Thankfully I was very wrong. I learned immediately that the staff were extremely kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. It was raining and cold today when I arrived a bit before the museum was to open- I was offered to sit inside the entrance until the museum opened. Throughout the exhibits, staff would approach me with bits of information on pieces I was viewing- something that I greatly appreciated! The building was immaculate and gorgeous; the architecture was stunning and each section was very well designed and organized. One criticism I will add is that the rooms, although very interestingly designed, were a bit flawed. Many paintings were too high for me to see well or take photographs of. The lighting also made viewing of some paintings impossible due to the glare. Despite this the collection was just too beautiful and well organized to rate lower. It is one of my favorite museums now due to its wide range of time periods, cultures, and media!
Amazing collections, free to visit!!!
Mar 26, 2015 by: Groovina B from Baltimore, Maryland
This is a must see on anyone's list. Been here numerous times throughout my life and each time the collection is bigger and better. It will blow your mind just to see how much money and wealth is held in these collections. Fabrege eggs, Manet, suits of armor and gigantic stained glass windows. Somehow these all fit very well into one space. Four floors, auditorium, cafe, gift shop, kids art studio, hidden corners in other buildings. All for the low price of FREE! They also offer free family activities on Sundays. Although there is parking across the street (pricey), the light rail centre street stop is two blocks away. While you are there, it's a great time to visit Mt. Vernon too!
Beautiful, free small museum!
Mar 25, 2015 by: bdk418 from Highland Park, New Jersey
My husband and I stopped by this museum en route, and it was well worth the time. You can gain much by giving yourself as little as 1.5 hours of time, and they have a great collection which is beautifully displayed.
What a beauty and escape from this city life!
Mar 24, 2015 by: 01kitty01 from Baltimore, Maryland
Hidden in Mount Vernon is this absolutely beautiful cave of art! I've been here for almost 6 years and failed to notice this place although we walk by the building quite often . Until one day we're like let's go take a look and man am I happy we did. The museum has a wonderful collection of art from the ancient Egyptian times to 19th/20th century European era - filled with beautiful paintings and artifacts! It's not really crowded which is a major plus because it allows you to freely explore on your own terms. They cycle through different exhibits each time so check their website for the latest updates! And above all this thing is FREE! If you're a new yorker you know nothing comes free! They have a donations box, so let's help keep this place open to the public! highly recommend and will come back!
Great time filler
Mar 17, 2015 by: Lanrete from Devon, Pennsylvania
My wife and I stopped her to kill some time since it was a free museum. We spent about an hour walking throughout the building and saw a lot of good art. If you have an hour of time to fill and are on a budget, check this place out. (You will have to pay for parking if you want to park close, there is a lot across the street)
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