The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an art museum that was established in 1876 in the city of Philadelphia, USA. The grand main building of the museum was completed in 1926, built to a Greek temple design. The museum has a collection containing over 240,000 objects including major holdings of European, American and Asian origin. The collection covers various types of artwork which include sculptures, paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, armour, and decorative arts. The museum hosts various exhibits throughout the year, including travelling exhibits. It is one of the largest museums in the world in terms of floor space and one of the city’s most popular sights.
If travelling by car, the museum has a local parking garage; it will set you back 12$ to park there. If travelling by bus, the 7, 32, 38, 43, and 48 bus routes all stop at the museum. The closest subway station is ‘Race Vine’, this is a 5-minute walk away.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open six days of the week, Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm except for Wednesday and Friday when the museum closes later at 8.45pm; Mondays are the weekly day of closure. Admission to the museum is priced at 20$ for adults with discounted rates for seniors and students, children under 12 enter for free. It is advised to do some research online before you visit to ensure you see everything you want to see.