Hours and Admission
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)
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, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
$12.50 Senior (65+)
$10 Student with valid I.D.
$10 Youth (6-12 years)*
* Children five years and younger are free.
Blue Star Museum
Active-duty military and their families receive free admission to the Museum from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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, is 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.
Nickerson Lecture: Japan Craze
Thursday, September 17
Learn why Western artists began incorporating Japanese motifs and aesthetic principles into their work becoming known as "Japonisme". Read more
Friend or Foe
Wednesday, September 30
Enjoy the ensemble Baroque Band, as they perform suites and sonatas with the Modern Cello and the Baroque Viola Da Gamba. Read more
July 31, 2015
The Mystery Behind Restoring a Historic Mosaic Fireplace
Little did the Martin House staff know that visiting the Driehaus Museum would steer them in the correct direction in restoring their own fireplace. Read more
July 09, 2015
Marina City Being Considered for Landmark Status
The Bertrand Goldberg iconic corncob buildings, built in the 1960s, are being recommended for preliminary landmark status. Read more