Hours and Admission

Tickets and teas for Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times on sale now! Buy online or by calling 312.482.8933, ext. 21.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Driehaus Museum. Located just steps away from the hustle of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the Museum immerses visitors in Gilded Age-era decorative arts, design, and architecture, all in the culturally and historically significant setting of one of the grandest residential buildings of 19th-century Chicago, the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion.


The Museum entrance is located at 40 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL, 60611 (View map)

For general information, call 312 482 8933, ext. 21 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


The Driehaus Museum is open to the public at the following times:

Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Museum is closed Mondays, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

The Museum will close at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

Additionally, the Museum will be closed January 4-15, 2016 and February 6-7, 2016.


$20 Adult
$12.50 Senior (65+)
$10 Student with valid I.D.
$10 Youth (6-12 years)*

* Children five years and younger are free.

Learn more about the Museum’s extended hours and pricing during Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times exhibition.


The Driehaus Museum is wheelchair accessible. Access to the building is via 50 E. Erie Street. For additional information or specific inquiries, please call 312 482 8933, ext. 21.

For guests’ comfort, the Museum utilizes modern air conditioning and heating systems throughout the year. 


Photography is permitted at the Driehaus Museum, with the following conditions:

- Photographs are for personal use only and may not be reproduced or sold without the written permission of the Museum.
- Only non-flash photography is permitted.
- Large or bulky equipment, such as tripods and monopods, are not permitted.
- Selfie-sticks are not permitted in the Museum.




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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Featured Program

Santa Saturdays 2015
Saturdays, December 12 & 19

Come enjoy holiday traditions at the Museum including treats, portraits, art projects and Santa himself! Read more

Featured Program

Maker & Muse Trunk Show
Saturday, December 19

Celebrate Maker & Muse: Women and Twentieth Century Art Jewelry and join us at our Vintage Jewelry Trunk Show. 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

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