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Biggs Museum of American Art

406 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901-3615
+1 302-674-2111
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If Mr. Biggs could see it today...

I don't think he'd like it. The museum exhibits a collection that Sewell C. Biggs took lifetime to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oliver S
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New York City, New York
Great Little Museum

The Biggs has a beautiful mix of art, furniture, history, etc. Sewell Biggs did a wonderful job of... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Phylzy
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Dover, Delaware
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
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406 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901-3615
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't think he'd like it. The museum exhibits a collection that Sewell C. Biggs took lifetime to build: finest silverware created in Delaware and several examples of fine American Furniture are the bulk of the collection. The upper floors have also some American paintings...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Biggs has a beautiful mix of art, furniture, history, etc. Sewell Biggs did a wonderful job of preserving a rich history for the people of Delaware.

Thank Phylzy
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had little time to visit before it closed, but we will definitely return. It's not overwhelmingly large. You can visit leisurely and not feel you have missed most of it. We enjoyed the American furniture exhibits. It was instructional to compare and contrast the...More

Thank Paul_from_VA
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is more than a museum. It is also an integral of Dover life. It offers its space to local groups which aid the growth of Dover as well as prized art pieces from local artists as well as national. There is always a friendly...More

Thank TreaterJim
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

3 floors of art, furniture, silver, etc with explanations about the periods covered in American history.

Thank cpafan
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I went to a showing of the illuminated books of the Bible and was fascinated by the quality of the work displayed as well as the manner in which the art work was presented. The staff were very knowledgeable about the items.

Thank snowigo
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Very well managed museum, featuring local and regional art. Many fundraising events are held here. Three floors of interesting art and artifacts and furniture. Gift shop holds some unusual local crafters, scarves, jewelry and pottery to mention a few. Sundays are free admission, perfect afternoon...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

wide variety of styles of art, antique furniture and artifacts. small craft section for children, Free admission for certain events, a definite to see for all when free..Must appreciate art to pay regular entrance fee, a little high

Thank Marsha B
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Built around the private collection of the late Sewell Biggs, the museum houses his collection of American art and hosts changing temporary exhibitions. Mr. Biggs had a keen eye and purchased gem-like examples of 18th and 19th century American art. Combining the fine and decorative...More

Thank Wil003S
Reviewed 12 September 2016

For little Dover, this is an awesome museum! There are three floors and you can spend over an hour browsing through the art. I went when they had the Maurice Sendak exhibit and I was very impressed. I love the bird and tree display they...More

Thank Lily M
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