E S S E Purse Museum

4.7219 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: 1510 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA, United States
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5019169022
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums

Every woman’s secret obsession of tons of handbags will not remain so after a visit to the Esse Purse Museum. This is a museum dedicated to purses but it underlines the evolution of women in America in the 20th century. The displays are divided into ten decades, each displaying the handbag and its contents over the course of a century. These are a part of the permanent exhibits. Temporary exhibits pop up from time to time with themes based on cities in the US. Some of the temporary exhibits are not related to purses but follow the basic line of women empowerment. The museum also hosts events to celebrate the feminine. The other two museums of this category are in Amsterdam and Seoul.

Entrance Ticket Details For E S S E Purse Museum

  • Student’s ticket : 8 USD.
  • Children below the age of 6 do not need a ticket.  

How to Reach E S S E Purse Museum

  • Bus stop : 15th and Main

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  • E S S E Purse Museum Address: 1510 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA, United States
  • E S S E Purse Museum Contact Number: +1-5019169022
  • E S S E Purse Museum Timing: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • E S S E Purse Museum Price: 10 USD
  • Best time to visit E S S E Purse Museum(preferred time): 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit E S S E Purse Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 82.02% of people who visit Little Rock include E S S E Purse Museum in their plan

  • 72.73% of people start their E S S E Purse Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see E S S E Purse Museum

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting E S S E Purse Museum

People normally club together Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Historic Arkansas Museum while planning their visit to E S S E Purse Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

E S S E Purse Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • We had considered stopping at this museum earlier as we walked by but wondered if it was worth it. Well, it is! The store was open late for the First Friday event, and on our after dinner walk, we were enticed by the staff to come on in the open door. It was so interesting to see the collection as well as talk with the very knowledgeable staff. My husband enjoyed it as much as I did, which was a bit of a surprise. Not normally his kind of thing. The history there is really something. So many things you recognize and remember. There is a wonderful selection of bags and accessories available for sale, too. So glad that by just happenstance on out last night in Little Rock we got to see this little gem of a museum.

  • What a treat of a Museum with lovely hosts on a fabulous road in downtown Little Rock! I spent an hour visiting the Esse museum with my 3 little daughters and we were transported back in time and memories as I recognized handbags that my grandmother used, then the types of handbags that my mother/their grandmother used and finally the type of handbags I used as a kid in the 80's and 90's! My daughters loved the different stories and styles! My 8-yr old wanted to walk through the museum again and spend all her pocket money on handbags and jewelry in the shop full of eye-candy delights!! We will most definately return when my girls are a bit older for another fun mother-daughter date and shopping spree!!

  • A shinning beacon, of style, and accessories. I truly believe, it's one, amazing experience! Also, if you love bags, purses, and jewelry, you will LOVE, this place!

  • This place it’s just wonderful, Go don’t doubt about it 💖

  • Very interesting place, looking at history through the evolution of women's purses.

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