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Yale Center for British Art

1080 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
+1 203-432-2800
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One of the Best Art Museums in the State

you can spend hours in this art museum it is so interesting. Hard to believe most of these works... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2015
New Haven, Connecticut
The largest collection of British Art outside the UK

**Currently closed for renovation until July 2016!!** The YCBA is an amazing (and free!) piece of... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2015
New Haven, Connecticut
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1080 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
+1 203-432-2800
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

you can spend hours in this art museum it is so interesting. Hard to believe most of these works were donated by someone his name is Mellon. They only ask for a donation upon leaving. They are currently doing renovations & are not open at...More

Thank CuzinD
Reviewed 1 July 2015

**Currently closed for renovation until July 2016!!** The YCBA is an amazing (and free!) piece of New Haven treasure. Designed by Louis Kahn (who also designed the Art Gallery across the street), the building itself is unassuming from the outside but a piece of art...More

1  Thank silverpyro
Reviewed 20 June 2015

great layout and very interesting to walk around. A must. I really enjoy this great for any Art lover, the building is amazing!

1  Thank casacasali
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Exciting architecture, many exhibits and galleries, natural history museum, pleasant walks. Although much of the University is in a gothic or red brick motif (or a combination), there are many other styles represented (some with better success than others). Two new colleges (residential dorms) under...More

Thank ValleyGuy71
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We recently had friends visiting from Florida with their two small children (ages 5 and 8) and they were very interested in the Shakespeare exhibit at the British Art Museum. I wasn't sure how the kids were going to make it through such a large...More

Thank Tristan B
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Love this place also . Always something new to view. I go every couple of months as exhibits change. Hard to park near by but well with it.

Thank patywolf
Reviewed 26 April 2015

I've spent hours wandering around in here. Every display is well presented, very clean inside and well maintained

Thank Timothy P
Reviewed 25 April 2015

I was surprise by the collections of this museum. You can easily spend a few hours in the museum. Those Yale students are lucky!

Thank WorldTravellerSoon
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Even if you are not into art/painting with the temperature at freezing point warm yourself up for a couple of hours with a visit, and it's free. Saw paintings I had seen pictures of or thought were in the National Gallery in London.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 2 April 2015

If you are into the founding of our country a visit to this museum is a must. Paintings beyond your wildest imagination. Sculptures manuscripts and much more. Gift shop and Starbucks on the corner.

Thank robert c
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Are photographs of paintings in the permanent collection allowed?
29 April 2017|
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Response from waterphyllis | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as you do not use flash. The traveling art, that which is on loan, is not allowed to be photographed.
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Is this meusem kid friendly? I'm thinking of suggesting a school trip for my son's kindergarten class this year, but I want to make sure it's appropriate first. Thanks!
10 August 2016|
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Response from Wolfried M | Reviewed this property |
I do not think this museum is appropriate for little children.
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4 July 2015|
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Response from patywolf | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. I go all the time when there is something I read about and want to see. Contact them for information.