The Walters Art Museum

Baltimore, MD

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Address: 600 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 How do we get there? Number: (410) 547-9000
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An incredible Baltimore art museum that is free admission AND features a collection that spans over 7,000 years? Yes please! The Walters Art Museum is home to over 36,000 objects - some of which dates back from 5,000 BCE, so get ready to be amazed!

This extraordinary collection is incredibly rich in works that represent the true height of human artistry and creativity, so you might just be inspired too!

As you journey through The Walters Art Museum's historic buiuldings, you'll come face to face with a stunning panorama of thousands of years of art - from beautifull romantic 19th century images of scenic French gardens, to mesmerizing icons from Ethiopia, or perhaps it's the ancient Roman sarcophagi that captures your attention. Maybe the serene images of the Buddha?

The collection at The Walters Art Museum sparks wonder and surprise in all who visit, and not only can you appreciate the objects themselves, but you can learn all the stories behind the objects which will really allow you to make the most of your visit. 

That's just the collection at the museum! Also at the museum are changing exhibits and installations that will highlight other cultures, other genres of art, and other traditions.

The museum are also great for families to visit, with free family programming and tours throughout the year, so your experience reaches far beyond the collections and exhibits.

Don't miss a visit into the gift shop at the end too, or enjoy a relaxing lunch at the cafe to break up your art-tastic experience!

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The Walters Art Museum FAQ’s

The Walters’ Conservation and Technical Research department, founded in 1934, is the third oldest museum laboratory in the country. The Conservation Window provides visitors with an opportunity to see their conservators at work!

The Walters Cafe is located on the first level, and is a perfect spot for an afternoon coffee, or visitors can take advantage of the museum’s free Wi-fi for a working lunch. Enjoy salads, sandwiches, wine, beer, and local products.

On Thursday nights, when the museum is open late, enjoy a glass of wine or beer before touring the galleries.

Check the website for the current family programming they offer! Both virtual and in-person

Adjacent to the Cafe, the Museum Store offers a wide selection of merchandise sure to please every art lover. Peruse books, stationery, education products, jewelry, and home accessories that are carefully chosen from around the world and highlight the Walters collections and exhibitions.

They love helping students discover and appreciate art! Give them a call or check the website about bringing the students a super fun educational experience

Plenty of healthy options at the cafe!

The Walters Art Museum strives to make their website, buildings, galleries, and programs accessible to all visitors.

The main Centre Street entrance is equipped with a wheelchair lift. Elevators serve all of the museum’s public areas. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for free at the Visitor Experience Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Accessible parking is located in the museum’s Cathedral Street parking lot at 600 Cathedral St. on the corner of Centre and Cathedral streets. Service animals are welcome.

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