Become a Member

“Good architecture brings pleasure; it makes people feel comfortable in their larger home—this great city of Chicago.”
—Richard H. Driehaus, Founder

We invite you to join the Driehaus Museum and become part of a community dedicated to the continued preservation and celebration of Gilded Age design and architecture in “this great city of Chicago.”

Join today. For more information about membership, call 312 482 8933, ext. 46 or email

Our Current Members

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Individuals enjoy unlimited admission to the Museum and its special exhibitions, access to members-only events, and discounted Museum store merchandise. > Read more


For the decorative arts enthusiast who lives more than 150 miles away, membership benefits for the Driehaus Museum are within reach.
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Students and teachers can extend their classroom experience in the immersive historical and cultural environment of the Driehaus Museum. > Read more

Senior & Dual Senior

Those 65 years of age and older enjoy the special discounts and unique benefits of being part of the Driehaus Museum family. > Read more


At the Dual level, couples receive unlimited admission to the Museum and its special exhibitions.
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In addition to other special Museum privileges, Donors have access to the Driehaus Neighborhood Dining Partnership, which includes some of the finest dining establishments in the area. > Read more


Perfect for those who wish to share. In addition to gaining unlimited admission for two, Patrons receive eight guest passes and a complimentary Individual or Future Preservationist gift membership. > Read more

Nickerson Circle

Members of the Nickerson Circle receive an exclusive tour for two members and two guests with the Museum's Director. This level also includes unique opportunities for private events. > Read more

Driehaus Society

The passionate conservators and supporters of the Driehaus Society have, in addition to the most extensive benefits the Museum offers, the opportunity to enjoy a private tour and lunch with the Museum's Director. > Read more


Maker & Muse:
Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry

Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry features more than 250 exemplary works of art jewelry between the Victorian Era and theFirst World War, including cloak clasps, hair ornaments, pins, brooches, rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and several tiaras. This groundbreaking exhibition illuminates the international proliferation of art jewelry through the lens of woman as its maker and muse.

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November 24, 2015
Entertain Your Guests in the Nickerson Mansion

The Driehaus Museum provides an intimate setting for corporate entertaining and private events. Read more

November 09, 2015
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2015

It is almost time for the annual lights festival and parade again! Read more