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Saturday, June 4 or Saturday, June 11
Encounters with Asian Art Travel Tour
Our next travel tour takes us to Libertyville, IL to visit the MacLean Collection of Asian art followed by the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Read more

Tuesday, June 14
Chicago's Leading Ladies: The Women Who Left a Lasting Legacy to the City of Chicago
Discover the civic-minded women from the prestigious neighborhoods of Prairie Avenue, McCormickville, and the Gold Coast. Read more

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April 28, 2016
Richard, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator
Our staff is always asked about their backgrounds and how they came to work at the Driehaus Museum. So we wanted to share some of our amazing team with everyone. Read More


The Museum will be closed on Saturday, May 7.

On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, please note that ALL advance tickets are sold out. There is a VERY limited number of walk-in tickets available. Also, as of May 6, teas will no longer be offered.

We are sold out of ALL advance tickets for Dressing Downton through the end of the exhibition on May 29th. Walk-in tickets are available.

A limited number of day-of walk in tickets are available onsite but cannot be reserved in advance. These tickets are limited due to occupancy restrictions. To exchange a ticket please call 312-482-8933, ext. 21. More information about visiting can be found here. If you need to cancel a ticket you must do so at least 24 hours in advance. For general information email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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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March 30, 2016
Visitor Services Associates in Museums Today
We are proud that we always have had highly trained associates on the floor to answer our guests questions. Read More

March 07, 2016
Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Extended Through May 29, 2016
Due to popular demand, Dressing Downton will extend through Memorial Day weekend. Read More

February 23, 2016
Creating the English Tea Garden Experience
Enjoy a time-lapse video showing the progress throughout a short three and a half days creating our English tea garden Read More

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