Mardi Gras MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
- Address: 813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States
- Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-5045235433
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum
Mardi Gras Museum - Review
The Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum was opened in the French quarter in 1983 and was named after successor and daughter of Count Arnaud. The Daughter Germaine Wells was honoured as the queen of over twenty-two Mardi Gras balls from 1937 to 1968 (the most number of times than any other woman in the Carnival’s history).
The museum consists of elaborate Mardi Gras costumes, including 13 of Mrs. Wells’ queen costumes, one of her mother’s, one of her daughter’s, as well as four king’s costumes worn by Count Arnaud.
- A 1941 Empress gown worn by Germaine’s mother -Lady Irma
- Dining at the restaurant occupied in the musuem
Mardi Gras Museum Ticket Prices
- Viewing of the priceless collection and memorabilia is free.
Mardi Gras Museum Hours
- Viewing of the priceless collection and memorabilia is accessible to the public during restaurant hours seven days a week.
- Monday -Saturday: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
- Sunday :10:00 am - 2:30 pm; 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
How To reach Mardi Gras Museum by Public Transport
- By Bus: Canal at Carondelet
- By Tram: Canal at Dauphine (Out)
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
- By Taxi
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mardi Gras Museum
0.76% of people who visit New Orleans include Mardi Gras Museum in their plan
25% of people start their Mardi Gras Museum visit around 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mardi Gras Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mardi Gras Museum
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Mardi Gras Museum, New Orleans Reviews
I don’t think it’s a museum in the true sense of the word but shows some authentic Mardi Gras Costumes. Open at very odd hours. A so so tour of costumes.
Not a museum, really, just a small gallery of badly maintained costumes. It was interesting to see, but I would have been outraged if they had charged money for it. Most of the pictures posted to this location are actually from a larger museum down the road.
Helen was an amazing tour guide. We learned the history of the indigenous peoples, their costumes and meaning of Mardi Gras!
"Museum" is a bit of a stretch. It is basically one room above a restaurant, with some dresses and costumes in glass displays and a bunch of photographs hanging on the wall. Yes it is a nice display, but it should not take you more than five minutes to complete your self-guided tour. 95% of the photos attached to this location are from a separate location called MARDI GRAD WORLD, which is down by the port and that is where you see all the floats are made and stored.
It has so much potential. But the visit is just a video and the storage of past events