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Address: 1665 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-2315
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+1 614-486-4402
13:00 - 16:00
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Free museum features five major exhibitions each year, plus art exhibits in...

Free museum features five major exhibitions each year, plus art exhibits in the Criterion Gallery and the Craft Research Library & Media Center, which stages events for all ages.

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Small, but All Items Are from Ohio

If you want a unique gift, then the Ohio Craft Museum offers one-of-a-kind crafts made by Ohio craftspeople. I thought the prices were a little steep, but since I do stained glass... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Columbus, OH
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Columbus, OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a unique gift, then the Ohio Craft Museum offers one-of-a-kind crafts made by Ohio craftspeople. I thought the prices were a little steep, but since I do stained glass art, I do realize how much time is needed to make quality items. It's a good place to browse too.

Thank Anne_from_Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The name is a misnomer. The exhibits are usually more "art" than "craft". It is a one room gallery of art by mostly Ohio artists. They usually have 4-5 exhibits a year. There is a research library and they offer workshops for all ages and levels throughout the year. If you have ever been to Winterfair, sponsored by the Ohio... More 

Thank Johnnyrat1
West Allis, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very small museum. Basically one room. But the glass exhibit was beautiful. I just expect more when you say you are a museum. Seems to be in a weird location as well. Would have loved to see more featuring Ohio artists. Not worth trip if out of your way. Free

Thank Kelly S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great place to go look at art crafts and to shop in the shop for gifts and stuff for yourself. Like to go a few times a year

Thank CherylV913
Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I had the pleasure of visiting the Ohio Craft Museum during the past spring's Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 33rd annual juried members’ exhibition. The work was incredible: wood, glass, metal, fiber of all sorts. The imagination behind many of the pieces makes me really aware that the lines between so called "fine" art and so-called "craft" are blurry and artificial indeed.... More 

Thank N_skier
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

My wife is an artsy crafty sort so I thought it would be interesting to check out the Ohio Craft Museum on a recent trip to Columbus. Parking and admission are free, which is a good thing because I would have demanded my money back, I was that disappointed. I expected ceramics, wood and leather working, jewelry, quilts, soap, bric... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

What a strange and wonderful place this craft museum is! It's small enough see everything--and then there's the extraordinary gift shop. Just stop in there if you're looking for a special gift for someone; there's no admission charge.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

Exhibitions vary and gift shop has exceptional merchandise. It is a little gem in Grandview, but maybe not advertised as widely as it could be.

Thank Marti W
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

I discovered this gem in Grandview when I was looking for summer camps for my daughter. They host a great summer series of morning and afternoon sessions for kids ages 7 and up. The upstairs features a gallery highlighting the best of Ohio crafts with many of them even for sale.

Thank tnajera
Bingham Farms, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I bought some pieces from this group at the Christmas Arts and Craft show at the convention center. They are really lovely so that I will make an effort to visit their home site when I am back in Columbus.

Thank CorinneKO

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