Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Open again as of August 29, 2020

Don’t forget to bring your mask! Please visit our website for updated hours, exhibition information, and new heath and safety protocols.


The Richard H. Driehaus Museum explores the art, architecture, and design of the late 19th-century to the present. Its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions are presented in an immersive experience within the restored Nickerson Mansion, competed in 1883. Vibrant educational and cultural programs, as well as exhibitions, place the Gilded Age in context and illuminate the history, culture and urban fabric of Chicago.

The Museum is located just steps from the Magnificent Mile. The exquisite building was saved twice, first by a collective of over 100 Chicago citizens in 1919, and then by philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus who sponsored its restoration and founded the Museum.

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The Museum is open for self-guided visitation during regular hours of operation. Guided tours of Driehaus Museum highlights are offered four times daily. Tickets are available online.

Image: Reception Room, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Photo by Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing.

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