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Address: 704 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number:
+1 206-622-9250
11:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A museum with works mainly from 19th and 20th century artists.

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We took the one hour tour today. It's offered at 1 o'clock every day. Our tour guide Lynn did a terrific job of explaining the history of the museum,the holdings and the founding... read more

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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the one hour tour today. It's offered at 1 o'clock every day. Our tour guide Lynn did a terrific job of explaining the history of the museum,the holdings and the founding couple.This museum is free. It is worth a visit. It's a small gem in Seattle. Every one there is friendly. Also free parking.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This place is awesome. Been going here for 20 years. Always something new/old. You can't beat the price.....FREE. Nice cafe if you're hungry.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

After several trips to Seattle, I finally got a chance to see the Frye Art Museum This gallery has a gift shop that is like visiting an art gallery. If you go to this museum, you will see one or two temporary exhibits. The main room is very large and contains the personal collection of art collected by Charles and... More 

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

While visiting Seattle, my daughter and I decided to check out the Frye Museum. This venue is intimate but holds a lovely, eclectic collection. We got to sit in on a live music/vocal/painting exhibit which was lovely. I would highly recommend this for people looking for a good infusion of culture. You can easily lose yourself for awhile!

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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Stuff very nice. There you can see different art. Free entrace. I wanted something more of art. Art collections are very nice but not exciting.

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seattle, wa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It's lovely, it's free and the free parking across the street is still there, not for long but what a great feature. The building is the first thing you notice, it's beautifully designed and accessible for visitors with limited mobility. Has a good cafe for snacks and actual lunch. The galleries have a interesting variety of visiting exhibits and the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Has a personal feel in the exhibitions. Seeing and coming to know that someone who lived hundreds of years ago in a different part of the world as me thought the same thing and the desire to express oneself gives me and strangely restores in me a sense of connection to the world when sense of belonging is a difficult... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I always bring my out of town houseguests. They have a great cafe - even serve wine there. Their sandwiches and soups are delicious. Great place to sit in a quiet area.

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Frye Art Museum opened in 1952. While some reviews complain of the "mediocrity" of the exhibitions, one really must consider that this free museum centres around a private collection of note cultivated by the Fryes, a prominent Seattle couple during the founding of Seattle as a city of note in the early 1900's. When I was little, the museum... More 

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Dayton OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This small museum has been able to commission works for exhibition which broaden one's understanding of contemporary art in the greater Seattle area and beyond. The present group was thoughtful, stimulating, and inspiring. We were visitors from another state, but when again visiting Seattle, this museum will be at the top of our list. The restaurant was also tops.

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