Walters Art Museum

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  • Address: 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States, 21201
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4105479000
  • Fax: +1-4102468396
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museums, Outdoors, Exhibition , Social, Arts, Museums

This museum is an unmatched example of a dream of a father and his son. The joint effort of William Thompson Walters and his son is this beautiful museum. Henry Walters, who later took over the responsibility of beautifying and expanding the magical collection, has been immensely successful in his efforts. The whole mansion and the penthouse had been built in such a way as if it was meant to be set up as an internationally famous museum. It was earlier on known as The Walters Art gallery and later shifted name to The Walters Art Museum when the number and quality of exhibits increased for the better.

The permanent collections of this museum ranges from ancient art, contemporary, folk, raw, and other modern art forms though the most talked about has always been the displays depicting ancient past of several parts of the world. This includes excellent collections from Egypt, Nubia, Greece, Rome, Etruria, Ancient America, Asia, etc. The other art forms include ones from the Islamic and Medieval Era. The contemporary collection has an exclusive part consisting of pieces symbolizing the European Renaissance and Baroque art times. There is also a fantastic collection of sketches and other 19th century artifacts.

  • Ancient art gallery features the statues of Egyptian lion Headed goddess Sekhmet, The Walters’ Mummy, alabaster reliefs from the palace of Ashurnasirpal II, Greek Jewelry, Roman masks, Roman bronze banquet couch, a marble sarcophagi, etc.
  • The American art gallery includes mostly native arts from the Aztec and Mayan cultures.
  • The Asian section consists of Japanese weapons, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, laquer and metal work, Cambodian statue of the bronze Avalokiteshvara, T’ang and Ming dynasty art work. The most attractive piece here is the oldest Buddha statue made of wood and lacquer.
  • The Islamic section includes works of religion in the forms of Korans in various scrips and art exhibits from the Mamluk, Mughal and Turkish Era.
  • The other works include those from the Medieval Era, Gothic art, Byzantine pieces, Renaissance revival art, Baroque examples and 18th century art forms.
  • Apart from just art and paintings, you will also be pleased to see the variety of architectural pattern applied on the different buildings that form a part of the museum campus. These buildings include Charles Street- Old Main Building, Centre Street Annex Building and Hacker man House.

Walters Art Museum Travel Tips

  • Entry is free.
  • Outside food and drinks are not at all allowed inside the museum.
  • Photography is not at all allowed inside the museum.
  • You are to maintain discipline in here.

How to Reach Walters Art Museum

  • Bus numbers 003, 03x, 011, 061, 064 and 410 till Charles Street and Vernon Place.
  • Bus numbers 03X, 061, 064, 64X and 410 till St. Paul’s Street and Centre Street.
  • Bus numbers 003 and 011 till Cathedral Street.

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  • Walters Art Museum Address: 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States, 21201
  • Walters Art Museum Contact Number: +1-4105479000
  • Walters Art Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Walters Art Museum(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Walters Art Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 54.54% of people who visit Baltimore include Walters Art Museum in their plan

  • 53.62% of people start their Walters Art Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Walters Art Museum

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91.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Walters Art Museum

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Walters Art Museum Reviews & Ratings

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  • The Walters Gallery is probably the best classical museum in Baltimore. The collection spans from the prehistoric to the modern. A great place to spend an afternoon. While more culturally inclined teens will be fine, there really isn't much here for younger children. The collection is extensive and exhibited in a manner that allows one to view the collection at one's leisure, and without dealing with crowds. The mansion itself offers a glorious backdrop to the vast collection. The museum is clearly a hidden gem in Baltimore and worth visiting more than once!

  • Stunning art in a warm and friendly environment :). I was in Baltimore for the day and this museum was nearby. This ended up being the highlight of my trip! Upon entry, the staff gives you a warm greeting. (I met Eric, who was wonderful!) There were free lockers to place my backpack, to lighten my load while I walked the museum. There was even a cafe. (I met a staff member there named Sheba. She was so sweet and a joy to talk to!) The Walters Museum was immaculate and so well organized! All of the staff throughout the museum were friendly and accommodating. The pieces of art were stunning and versatile. This place is so worth the visit! Highly recommended!

  • Visited the Walters when I was in town for a conference, and it was a really nice experience. They have a diverse collection, and clearly put a lot of work into their education programs. I was a bit confused by the lack of signage in some areas and lack of security in others. I saw patrons touching and getting too close to art, and I was unsure what was permitted and what was not due to the lack of staff. This was hopefully just a one-time issue, as the rest of my experience was great.

  • The Walters Gallery is probably the best classical museum in Baltimore. The collection spans from the prehistoric to the modern. A great place to spend an afternoon. While more culturally inclined teens will be fine, there really isn't much here for younger children. The collection is extensive and exhibited in a manner that allows one to view the collection at one's leisure, and without dealing with crowds. The mansion itself offers a glorious backdrop to the vast collection. The museum is clearly a hidden gem in Baltimore and worth visiting more than once!

  • Lovely museum! The Walters collections were absolutely worth being displayed and definitely deserved a museum for everyone to visit. Justice was served! It's definitely in the top 3 attractions of Baltimore. You will never regret a visit to this museum whether you're a passionate of history or not, you'll most likely appreciate it. You just cannot miss a visit to the Walter's. There are many things for children to see and do, as well as what adults will expect and enjoy. The opening of the Walters House is an added attraction with a stunning staircase and stained glass skylight.

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