Timken Museum of Art: Highlights, Tickets, and Tips

Established in 1965, the Timken Museum of Art contains valuable works, including European old masters, American art, and Russian icons.

Rembrandt van Rijin, Saint Bartholomew (1657): This striking painting of Saint Bartholomew, one of the twelve apostles holding a butcher knife (symbolic of his martyrdom), really should be seen in person.


As a traveler, I appreciate that this scene of Venice is largely the same today.

Luca Carlevarijs, The Piazzetta at Venice (1700-10):

The Timken Museum of Art is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday. The museum occasionally closes for special events, so keep an eye on the website to ensure you can enter.

Things to Know Before Visiting the Timken Museum of Art

The museum is unique in not requiring payment or tickets to enter. Donations are accepted in any amount that guests feel is appropriate. The recommended amount is $7.

Groups of adults and school groups can schedule free docent-guided tours of the museum that last 45-60 minutes.


Of course, accompanied kids are welcome. Because it’s a small museum, you must check empty strollers and backpack carriers at the front desk. Strollers in use and front baby carriers are okay.


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