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Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Very nice visit to the Lockport Gallery

While small this is a very nice art museum...something definitely worth a look if you are in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael F
Palatine, United States
Local history very well presented.

In a old restored building (warehouse adjacent to canal) on the main level, is this gem of a... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
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Explore the art and visual culture of the state of Illinois at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery! Part of the Illinois State Museum system, this branch site opened its doors on May 3, 1987, and features changing exhibitions of art created...more
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201 W 10th St, Lockport, IL 60441-2987
+1 815-838-7400
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While small this is a very nice art museum...something definitely worth a look if you are in Lockport. Free admission. The two people working there today were very helpful. They gave an overview of the museum (it is actually an Illinois State museum branch) and...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 May 2017

In a old restored building (warehouse adjacent to canal) on the main level, is this gem of a museum. It offers views of local history through the eyes of various Illinois artists. Not attending schools in the area, the display provided a great interpretation of...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016

We tried to stop in earlier this week. But a sign on the door read "Closed until further notice". THis was not reflected on google. May be wise to call ahead before visiting.More

Thank azsuma
Jennifer J, Curator at Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

We apologize for the inconvenience. While the ISM locations in Springfield and Dickson Mounds have reopened as of July 2, the ISM Lockport and ISM Chicago locations are still closed per the order of the Governor of Illinois (since October 1, 2015). We are hoping...More

Reviewed 10 December 2015

Interesting history of the history of the canal...Takes you back to grade and high school information you may have forgot. Living in this area makes you step back in awe of what was accomplished without heavy equipment and technology of today. Makes you feel part...More

Thank KatRo2014
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This museum highlights local artists of all kinds, from quilters to photographers. There is also an emphasis on local history, from Native Americans in the area to the impact of the Civil War in Illinois. I hope it remains open and that another generation of...More

Thank karmary
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We loved the exhibit at the museum. There were real artifacts from the area and other items from the era being displayed. The museum has been temporarily closed due to state funding issues, but hopefully will reopen soon.

Thank tbergster
Reviewed 31 August 2015

JMJ On some pretty day, take a ride out to the Lockport area and visit the I & M Canal and Lincoln's Landing Park and find a nice restaurant to finish up. Main Street Lockport offers a great walking tour booklet so you don't miss...More

Thank mother15
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We were delightfully surprized at the quality of the artist on display in this exhibit. Beautiful pieces, complimentary displaying and a beautiful historic building all add up to a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. What a treat!More

Thank geoandsusan
Jennifer J, Curator of Art at ISMLG at Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2015

Thank you for visiting the ISM Lockport Gallery and thank you for taking the time to let others know about our exhibitions. We appreciate the positive feedback and hope that you return soon to visit us. Our exhibitions change about every 5 months and they...More

Reviewed 20 May 2015

Today's Ship and Sanitary Canal, next to the Des Plaines River, is the successor of the Illinois & Michigan Canal. Forgotten, but for the I & MHeritage Corridor and institutions like the Lockport Gallery. See how our rich agricultural area took off and prospered with...More

Thank DPooleMWIS
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Here is a delightful small museum space with professionally curated rotating shows and free admission. How are people not all over this? We were the only people there. They need a press agent to toot their own horn!

Thank jfadds
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