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.
Lasting Legacies: The Grand Dames of McCormickville
First and third Saturdays, May 2 through November 21
Our newest walking tour illustrates seven civically minded entrepreneurial women who led fascinating lives in the prestigious neighborhood of McCormickville. Read more
Fall Book Club Remembering Marshall Field's
Saturday, September 19
Go back in time over 150 years ago when Marshall Field's was Chicago's premiere department store. Read more
June 29, 2015
Newark Museum Opens "From Pearls to Platinum to Plastic"
Newark Museum's new exhibition focuses on the inventiveness of materials used in jewelry making over the centuries. Read more
June 25, 2015
Announcing Dressing Downton in 2016
Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times to open at the Museum February 9, 2016. Read more