Normally if you want to see the best in Christian art, you visit museums in places of significant Christian heritage, or you visit famous churches. This museum reverses that by exhibiting only liturgical or other kinds of art that directly relate to the stories of the Catholic Church. In addition to an excellent collection of paintings, you will also find altars, antiphonies, stained glass, photographs, crucifixes, statues etc. There are even relics! Also unusual is how much the church acknowledges Jewish faith and influence, and exhibits related art and artefacts. Altogether, the it is the largest collection of diversified Catholic artwork in the country.
Jubilee Museum And Catholic Cultural Center Travel Tips
- Not handicap accessible.
Entrance Ticket Details For Jubilee Museum And Catholic Cultural Center
- Donations of USD 10 is appreciated.
How to Reach Jubilee Museum And Catholic Cultural Center
- Bus 10 and 12 stop W Broad St & S Skidmore St
- Buses 3, 6, 14 and 15 stop W Town St & S Davis Ave
- Drive to here or take a taxi.
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27.45% of people who visit Columbus City include Jubilee Museum And Catholic Cultural Center in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
36.36% of people start their Jubilee Museum And Catholic Cultural Center visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Jubilee Museum And Catholic Cultural Center
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Jubilee Museum And Catholic Cultural Center Reviews & Ratings
The reviews about this place are true--it really is a hidden gem. Got a nearly 2-hour tour from the director and it only felt like half an hour. He was very knowledgeable, informative, and easy to talk to. Even after spending so long there, we could easily go back and spend several more hours looking at all the stuff there. There are not only religious items but also items of great historical significance. This photo is of an amethyst owned by Mary, Queen of Scots. Really stunning to see in person. The museum is planning to temporarily close sometime within the next year (as I understand it) for renovations and the addition of a whole new building. Rumor has it our beloved Santa Maria--now gone from the riverfront--will be finding a new home there. You really cannot do any better for free on an afternoon. (One caveat: the building is not ADA compliant. My husband and I were thankfully allowed to bring in our son's stroller, but we had to carry it up and down the stairs ourselves. It's just a regular stroller, so we didn't have any trouble, but it could be an issue for those with mobility issues. I'm sure that the new facilities will be compliant, so some may wish to wait until then to visit.)
This place was great u don't have 2 be religious to like this place. I will say they run a soup kitchen downstairs so the place attracts not so desirable. However u do have to ring the doorbell to be let in. Our guy can't remember his name but he was very knowledgeable and he played the organ for us. It really is worth a visit.
An absolute, rare jewel of Catholicism in Columbus, Ohio. This former Catholic elementary school is a soup kitchen and a Catholic museum with many incredibly pieces of Catholic art, from 400 years old chasubles from the Holy Land, to amazing full functioning gigantic organs that once where in Cathedrals. Absolutely not to miss.
My husband and I visited the Jubilee Museum for the first time recently, and we cannot believe we've waited so long! We've both lived in and near Columbus for most of our lives and had no idea the hidden gem downtown! The collection of artifacts is diverse and so interesting. The tour guide knew so much about just about everything he showed us, and we could tell he had a true interest in the contents of the museum and the history. Best of all, for those with children, much of the place seems to be free of the usual "hands-off" approach of most museums and collections. Within reason, we could handle many artifacts and were invited to do so several times with old books. The Jubilee Museum is certainly a beautiful and wondrous place to stop in, regardless of one's religious leaning.
The tour guide was very helpful and gave great details. A very interesting museum.