Hours and Admission

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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.

Location

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).

Hours

The Driehaus Museum is open to the public at the following times during Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times:

Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

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

Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Admission

$25 Adult
$17.50 Senior (65+)
$15 Student with valid I.D.
$15 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.

Accessibility

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

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.

 

 

Exhibitions

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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Featured Program

Mix & Mingle at the Movies: The General
Saturday, February 27

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

Featured Program

Author Encounters: Carol Wallace
Saturday, March 5

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

News

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

Complement your visit to the special exhibition Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times with a unique tea experience. Read more