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


Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times

Opening February 9, 2016, 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.


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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