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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

633 Osceola Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4429
+1 407-647-6294
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Small and unassuming from the outside!

Really a fantastic museum that is well worth spending a few hours in. We found it surprising that a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fredl295
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Tequesta, Florida
Small and beautiful museum and gardens

I totally enjoyed this museum. Packed with some really beautiful paintings by some local artist in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Donna M
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Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens holds an art collection focusing primarily on American representational sculpture, with over 200 works by Czech-born American sculptor Albin Polasek. The museum also offers guided tours of the historic Polasek residence and chapel, an outdoor sculpture garden and a gift shop. The museum is the retirement home of 2004 Artists Hall of Fame recipient Albin Polasek, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only 30 members of the National Trust’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios.
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“his life” (13 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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633 Osceola Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4429
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+1 407-647-6294
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really a fantastic museum that is well worth spending a few hours in. We found it surprising that a town this size would have such a high level museum. Docents were very well educated on all aspects of the works. Definitely a must see!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I totally enjoyed this museum. Packed with some really beautiful paintings by some local artist in addition to the numerous pieces of sculptures by the man himself. The tour of his house and chapel was awesome. The gardens are beautiful. Pack a pinic lunch when...More

Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

We enjoyed strolling the grounds outside the house and admiring his sculpture art and pretty landscaping. The path is wheel chair friendly. Inside the building, there was an art show of Muslim artists and they were all stunning. We also took the tour of his...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Wonderful small museum with great gardens, sculptures, paintings and traveling exhibits. We saw an exhibit on interpreting contemporary islamic art, The museum is named after one of the foremost american sculptures.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The Polasek Museum incorporates the sculptors’ home and studio, his work, and a gallery of rotating fine art exhibits. Stroll the peaceful lakefront grounds, come for lectures and enjoy this sublime piece of culture in Winter Park.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is very interesting. The sculpture garden is so relaxing. I love the Stations of the Cross in the garden. We had a groupon for this and it was well worth every penny.

Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Exposing the grandchildren to Arts & Culture during their Summer Vacation. Albin Polasek Museum was a wonderful place to visit with them (child ages: 5, 7 & 11)! VERY Kid-Friendly and a welcoming environment inside the museum portion and wide open spaces outside in the...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This will take about 1 full hour, at most 1 hour 15. The home of the artist is the museum, he designed the home himself & reflects an artist need for the right light. There are paintings on every wall floor to ceiling but not...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Our docent was fantastic! We knew almost nothing about the artist, but thanks to the docent we learned so much about who he was by touring his home, and his seeing his work, we now feel like we practically have met Albin Polasek.

Thank R L
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this one. The gardens and sculptures are so enjoyable to stroll around. The dock on the lake had amazing views. Wandering around inside they have a good bit of art to look at. Very nice staff and definitely worth a stroll.

Thank Nancy L
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Robert G
10 April 2018|
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Response from 344Florida | Reviewed this property |
Yes the gardens are accessible as is the museum house
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Renee N
27 November 2016|
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Response from Polasek | Property representative |
Hi Renee, If you head east from the museum (turning left instead of right when you leave), you'll find plenty other restaurant options.
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WayneOrlando
21 February 2015|
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Response from midgeo | Reviewed this property |
It was $4 for seniors. I believe the admission price is on their website. It's often under "Plan your visit."
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