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  • Jason Lemons 12 days ago

    This was my favorite museum while visiting DC. It is a few blocks from the Mall and the exhibits do entail paying an admission, but the ability to avoid the throngs of people and actually enjoy the experience is tremendous. If architecture and design are of interest to you, this is a must see. The museum also has one of the best gift shops in the entire city.

  • Hai Tran 54 days ago

    have visited the National Building Museum on three trips to Washington, and have enjoyed my visit each time. The architecture is striking from the interior and exterior, and of a different style than most in DC. The permanent exhibitions are very informative and worth the modest cost. The temporary exhibits have been great as well. Each exhibit generally describes the history of building materials and methods, which has had a greater impact on U.S. history and culture than most realize. The Museum Shop is easily one of the better ones in DC.

  • Joshua Clements 96 days ago

    I have visited the National Building Museum on three trips to Washington, and have enjoyed my visit each time. The architecture is striking from the interior and exterior, and of a different style than most in DC. The permanent exhibitions are very informative and worth the modest cost. The temporary exhibits have been great as well. Each exhibit generally describes the history of building materials and methods, which has had a greater impact on U.S. history and culture than most realize. The Museum Shop is easily one of the better ones in DC.

  • Russell Tunnecliff 106 days ago

    Don't waste time here. I visited this place with my with and 2 kids (under 10). The building is amazing inside but then you have to buy tickets for exhibitions. By midday the 2-6 year old room was sold out all day and the other room, whilst fun, lasted all of 10 minutes. I was expecting to learn about different ways buildings have been built over the years etc. and there was nothing.

  • Adam Fordham 146 days ago

    I have always enjoyed visiting the National Building Museum: it's a great space, I've never seen it as crowded as the museums on the Mall, and it's had some very interesting and unique shows in the past. But the $16 ticket fee just too high in a town packed with free museums that have so much more to see, comparatively. The gift shop, (pricey as all museum gift shops), has some really cool stuff, focusing on well and unusual design items for home and office as well as a fascinating array of architectural and design books. It is convenient, just one stop from Union Station and an easy walk to either the Mall or Chinatown area.

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