Richard H. Driehaus Museum

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum engages and inspires the global community  through exploration and ongoing conversations in art, architecture, and design of the  late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions are presented in an immersive experience within the restored Samuel Mayo Nickerson Mansion, completed in 1883, at the height of the Gilded Age. The Museum’s collection reflects and is inspired by the collecting interests, vision, and focus of its founder, the late Richard H. Driehaus. 

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 from 2003-2008.

The Museum offers both private and  guided tours and has a downloadable app for a self-guided experience.  Consult the website for more information.


The Main Hall. Photo by Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing, 2008.


40 E. Erie Nickerson Mansion Chicago, IL 60611
Executive Director Anna Musci
F 11–6; Sa–Su 10–5 (Note: Closed for annual cleaning Jan 10–21, 2022)

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