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.

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:

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 be closed for annual maintenance Monday, January 8 through Friday, January 19. The Museum will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Admission

$20 Adult
$12.50 Senior (65+)
$10 Student with valid I.D.
$10 Youth (6-12 years)*
* Children five years and younger are free.

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. 

Parking

Discounted parking is available for Driehaus Museum visitors.

ROW Self-Park
50 East Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Garage entrances are accessible from Rush Street and Ohio Street. Take original parking ticket when entering the garage. In Admissions, request a validated parking sticker to affix to your ticket. Then, after visiting the Museum, pay by inserting the original parking ticket with the sticker attached. The parking rate is $15 for up to 6 hours with validation.

Photography

We welcome photography and video within the Museum for personal, non-commercial use only.  The following rules apply:
- Your camera usage may not disrupt or pose a perceived danger to other guests, staff, or any objects within the Museum.
- Flash, tripods, microphones, and selfie sticks are not permitted without previous permission from Museum staff.
- When a special exhibition lender has prohibited photography and video of a specific object, this will be noted with signage.
- Commercial photography or video is subject to licensed agreement and must be approved and arranged through our Special Events office. Any unlicensed commercial usage is strictly prohibited. For more information, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Photos posted on social media (#driehausmuseum), may be highlighted on the Driehaus Museum’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

All media inquiries should be directed to Liz Tillmanns, Marketing Manager, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Exhibitions

L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters

L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters features approximately 50 posters by the five grand masters of the medium: Jules Chéret, Eugène Grasset, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Alphonse Mucha. The posters date from 1875 to 1910, the exuberant era in France known as the Belle Époque. These pioneering artists reigned in Paris during this period of artistic proliferation, defining a never-before-seen, and never forgotten, art form.

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Featured Program

Santa Saturdays 2017
Saturdays, December 2, 9, and 16

Art projects, lively story time, and sing-a-longs provide fun for the entire family. Don't forget to have your picture taken with Santa Claus! Read more

Featured Program

Glitter & Gold Holiday Brunch 2017
Sunday, December 10

Gather with family and friends to enjoy a lovely brunch including a Prosecco toast, elaborate buffet, and live music. In the spirit of the season, tables will be shared. Read more

News

September 13, 2016
‘Giant Gems of the Smithsonian’ Now Open in Dallas

The exhibition opened last Friday at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and includes a 56-carat amethyst necklace circa 1915 by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Read more

August 13, 2016
The National Historic Preservation Act Commemorates 50 Years

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the NHPA into law on October 15, 1966, to encourage Americans to identify and preserve our nation’s cultural and historic resources. Read more