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Saturday, February 27
Mix & Mingle at the Movies: The General
An evening for those film buffs who have an appreciation for the silent film era as we show the 1926 movie, The General. Read more

Saturday, March 5
Author Encounters: Carol Wallace
Author Carol Wallace comes to the Museum to discuss her book, To Marry an English Lord, an account that inspired the Downton Abbey character, Lady Cora. Read more

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January 4, 2016
Meet the Driehaus Museum Team: Corie, Museum Store Manager
Our staff is always asked about our backgrounds and why we came to work at the Driehaus Museum, so we decided to share our stories! Read More


Stained glass dome at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Driehaus Museum offers visitors a fascinating view of one of the few remaining examples of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America's Gilded Age.

The galleries, elegantly furnished with period pieces selected from the Driehaus Collection, are presented in harmony with the interiors and surviving furnishings, immersing visitors in the original splendor of this late 19th-century home. Read more

Hours, Exhibition, and Tour Information

The newest exhibition Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times features more than 35 costumes from the popular British television series Downton Abbey®. The award-winning costumes use original fabrics and embellishments from the early 20th century, while others are re-created from old photographs, paintings, patterns, and magazine pictures. The exhibition offers an immersive new perspective on the show’s most memorable characters, both upstairs and down, while chronicling the great changes taking place in Britain during the tumultuous early 20th century.

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
The Museum is open for self-guided visitation during regular hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
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January 27, 2016
Winner of the 2016 Driehaus Prize Announced
Scott Merrill has been awarded this year's Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Architecture Read More

January 04, 2016
Book Your Tea Experience Today
Compliment your visit to the special exhibition Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times with a unique tea experience. Read More

December 01, 2015
Public Programs During Dressing Downton are Now on Sale
The Driehaus Museum is pleased to announce several public programs themed around the exhibition Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Read More

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