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“Beautiful Grounds for Venues”

Headley-Whitney Museum
Ranked #45 of 127 things to do in Lexington
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Owner description: The Headley-Whitney Museum is a decorative arts museum in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. Founded by George Headley, a noted jewelry designer from the twentieth century, the Museum houses pieces from Headley's impressive collection of jewelry and bibelots (small, decorative objects of beauty) in addition to an array of rotating exhibits and workshops. The property is also used for special events with many acres of unique and beautiful grounds to enjoy. Visit the Headley-Whitney Museum on your next trip to Kentucky and see why were are truly the Gem of the Bluegrass!
Reviewed 17 September 2013

I went there for a friends wedding in April and they did a Absolute Splendid job accommodating 250 Guests. The upkeep of the grounds were beautiful and the facility exceptionally clean.

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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Liked: Beautiful displays of bibelots - Google it :), minerals, doll houses and paintings. A tour of the small library of the founder is included. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.
Disliked: You can go through it in about an hour, they charge $10 for adults, but you get two for one with a AAA membership

1  Thank JeffO_Can
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

I went to this museum about 10 years ago and was impressed with the "shell room", "gem room", and "library/office". I recently returned when I had family in town, and paid $65 for 7 of us to get in. You can no longer go in any of the 3 rooms that I mentioned. The museum is limited to the main house and has about 3 fairly boring rooms to go in. The longest I could imagine it taking anyone to get through the entire "museum" is 10 minutes. A waste of money and time

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Reviewed 27 March 2013

This place has beautiful grounds to walk around, fun workshops for the kids and several different building with wonderful things to see. I have been several times and will go again. It is a great place to take out of town/state visitors.

1  Thank P S
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

This unique private boutique museum was started by an eccentric, rather jolly, millionaire (I think he would have been pleased with the lable) who designed and made amazing pieces of jewelry. He built the museum on his farm to display the dazzling works, After his death a foundation has maintained the collections and added works by other artists. If you like to visit unusual places, this museum is a must stop. Don't go as an art critic, go with a positive attitude seeking something novel, refreshing, and delightful.

1  Thank PaulSnyder
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