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Edward Gorey House

Really nice little museum dedicated to the enigmatic Edward Gorey. Great trip for adult fans or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David M
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Boston, United States
Museum of Curiosity

I really enjoyed the museum, it was a lot of fun and very interesting. More for adults than... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bostonguy87
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness for animal welfare issues.
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8 Strawberry Ln, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1725
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+1 508-362-3909
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice little museum dedicated to the enigmatic Edward Gorey. Great trip for adult fans or kids who would enjoy the scavenger hunt

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the museum, it was a lot of fun and very interesting. More for adults than children. Great gift shop and plenty of street parking.

Thank bostonguy87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is Gorey's actual house - the first floor is the "museum," while the second floor is off-limits to visitors. The exhibition is changed annually, and it's primarily a flood of odd things, menus, kitchen utensils, old books, weird little geegaws, etc. that Gorey collected...More

Thank JohnK3353
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have enjoyed Edward Gorey's drawings for a long time, and I was glad to finally get the chance to visit the house where he lived for many years. As an extra bonus there was a special exhibit "Murder He Wrote". We walked around a...More

Thank Reiselust1947
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is the home Edward Gorey lived in for his last 14 years. Several rooms of artwork and items he collected were fun to explore. The tour was very informative and a scavenger hunt made exploring even more fun. The current exhibit Anatomy of...More

2  Thank KnitterGal333
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Went here today with visitors from the west coast. We had a great docent Betty, who helped bring Gorey’s life into focus for us. His art, stories and his well honed sense of dark humor are well represented in this busy house. Guests are encouraged...More

1  Thank mamnnp2016
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Worth the admission price of $8. A docent is there to give short tours, and then you can wander around as long as you like. Edward Gorey had quite an eclectic collection of books, antiques, and oddities, so even if you bring someone with you...More

1  Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. The tour guide was fun. I could go back and spend a lot of time. Excellent curation. A favorite was the drawing he did at 18 months, saved by his mom.

Thank CaptainXBriggs
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This house where the artist and author lived with his many cats and collections- If you enjoy his work the house is a glimpse into the mind of a really creative person. Do the scavenger hunt- and I have gotten some great gifts in the...More

1  Thank erskinerealestate
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I've long been an Edward Gorey fan; however, I had no idea how prolific he was! Very interesting information and the house was wonderfully left pretty much the way he lived in it. Odd collections everywhere, anything that interested him - graters, rocks on the...More

Thank Pippa2070
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