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Blair Museum of Lithophanes

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Just beautiful

Just happened upon this gem. It’s small but so beautiful! The docent was very knowledgeable. I... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Mary M
Flint, Michigan, United States
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Spectacular - A Must See!

This place was amazing. Quite a hidden gem! Arrive at 1P.M. and enjoy other building around the... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Toledo, Ohio
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5403 Elmer Dr, Toledo, OH 43615-2803
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Just happened upon this gem. It’s small but so beautiful! The docent was very knowledgeable. I truly could have spent more time here, but we were under a time constraint.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mary M
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This place was amazing. Quite a hidden gem! Arrive at 1P.M. and enjoy other building around the botanical gardens. They close at 4. This is a must see for sure. Also be sure to sign up for various camps during the summer at the Toledo...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

So glad this museum was listed on trip advisor and atlas obscura or I may have missed it. Volunteers are absolutely amazing and staff are wonderful. Loved all the lithophanes and learning about this amazing art. Please don't miss a chance to visit this museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RebecaSohio
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

While attending the Crosby Arts Festival at what was the Toledo Botanical Gardens (now part of Toledo Metroparks), we stumbled into this gem of a museum. Very informative volunteers. Impressive collection of lithophanes!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank petuniasattic
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Wonderfull display of lithophanes. One can see the passion and enthusiasm of the folks working there as they give insight and description of the lithophanes.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank T1875MYrebeccas
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I never new the history behind Lithophanes. The people that run this place to a great job telling the history behind the items in the museum. While it is free a donation is suggested and for the amount of information and the experience I would...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 8 October 2016

As others have said, this is the best collection of lithophanes in the world, with as many displayed as possible in such a small space. Only open 6 hrs. a week, but if you happen to hit it (as we did traveling through the area,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Exquisite small museum that is free of charge. Only open MAY-OCT on weekends 1-4pm Sat and Sun. The unique collection displays lithophanes which are back-lit porcelain pictures. they come in all sorts of interesting objects. This museum is definitely worth the stop. It is in...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 2 October 2014

This teeny tiny museum (if another party is there you won't fit) is located on the grounds of the Toledo Botanical Garden. I always like to do something different but my family was not enthused when I announced we were going there "(Oh great, a...More

Date of experience: September 2014
4  Thank LexiV
Reviewed 14 June 2014

This little museum is packed with fascinating lithophanes. I'd never seen or heard of them before visiting, but they are beautiful and unique. The world class collection housed here is well-organized and attractively displayed. There is an introductory video and volunteer docents conduct tours and...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Roxsters
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