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Kent State University Museum

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Address: 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH
Phone Number:
+1 330-672-3450
10:00 - 16:45
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Sun 12:00 - 16:45
Wed 10:00 - 16:45
Thu 10:00 - 20:45
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 16:45

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This display will be gone soon, make sure you don't miss it!

This display was DIS ABLED Beauty. What an eye opener for those of us without disabilities and how great to have all of these special items for those who are disabled.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This display was DIS ABLED Beauty. What an eye opener for those of us without disabilities and how great to have all of these special items for those who are disabled.

Thank reneeh166
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I happened to be on Kent State's campus for families weekend and decided to visit the museum. Wonderful collection of glass and displays of fashions through the years. I really enjoyed the exhibit located on the first floor devoted to the evolution of hearing aids, canes, prosthetics and fashion for those with disabilities.

Thank Patricia O
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

There are some spectacular displays that are unbeknownst to most locals and those living in northeast Ohio. Worth taking a couple of hours to appreciate.

Thank Jayce2016
Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My daughter attends Kent State as a Fashion student, and we have visited the museum a couple of times. Enjoy the exhibits, but wish there were more. Would love to see traveling exhibits from clothing designers or an added exhibit added to show costumes made for the Kent State Theater productions. Would draw a bigger audience.

1 Thank nanette75
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I first visited this museum in 2000 and was very impressed. 16 years later it's hard to believe it's the same museum. The exhibit of the evolution of fashion in the US over the past 200 years is fascinating and still the highlight but the museum now has far more than fashion on display. Well worth the visit! We had... More 

Thank LL28
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Time line of fashion exhibit was quite interesting as it placed clothing into the context of what was happening in the Western World. This exhibit segues, space-wise into their extensive glass collection display with indepth examples of famous Ohio glass factories and craftspeople. The second floor's open plan lets them show you how the flapper dress evolved in great depth.... More 

1 Thank Llibsenoj
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

allow about two hours to explore this wonderful museum. Costumes and clothing displays were beautiful and well presented. The descriptions were complete and the additional videos available made it a great experience.

Thank SDDots
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

This was my first visit to the museum. They only display a limited number of clothing items at one time, based on a theme; no doubt due to limited space. Currently the theme is the flapper era. The items are beautifully displayed, although I wish that they had a little more explanation for the exhibits. This was a fun afternoon.... More 

1 Thank AroundAgain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

That is one of the most beautiful place at Kent State University. I visited this place while I was in Kent. It`s very interesting and a lot of pieces that are beautiful. I really liked this place.

Thank Kvianaba
Kent, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The Kent State Fashion Museum is fabulous! They own the Katharine Hepburn exhibit, which has traveled throughout the U.S. A 1920's Flappers exhibit just opened and the garments/dresses are exquisite. It's not too large so you can get through the entire museum (usually 4-6 exhibits total) in an hour or two. It's only a few bucks and so worth it!... More 

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