The Wharton Esherick Museum

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“to preserve, maintain and exhibit the artistic creations of the late Wharton Esherick so that the public may gain enjoyment, education and inspiration from Esherick’s life work.”

The Nitty Gritty

Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking X
Sensible way finding X
Accessible Public Transportation
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room
Memorable X
Spacious X
Cool visitor materials
Student discount


Monday to Friday, 10 – 5
(Weekdays for groups of five or more)
Saturday, 10 – 5
Sunday, 1 – 5
***The museum is CLOSED the months of January and February

All visits to the Wharton Esherick Studio
are available by reservation only.
Please call 610-644-5822
to book your guided tour.

•Tours last about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.
•Please give at least 24 hour notice to book a tour.
•Unfortunately, the Museum is not handicap accessible.

Adults, $12
Children under 12, $6

It’s All About Planning

I am an efficient person in so many ways but in my free time I have such a hard time planning to do much of anything. I tend to enjoy the spontaneous and that made taking a trip to Malvern very difficult. Unfortunately you need to make a reservation prior to visiting the museum. With that said the employees are kind and you will be so happy you went. Wharton’s motto was His motto, “if it isn’t fun, it isn’t worth doing,” and frankly I couldn’t agree with him more. The surrounding area of the studio is breathtaking. I highly recommending setting aside time to walk the grounds prior to your tour. It is a beautiful area take pictures and wonder a little. There is a lot of walking involved in this visit and very little room to take breaks therefore if you feel this could be an issue they have provided virtual tours on their website. I have posted the link below. Make the plan and make the trip you will no regret it.

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One thought on “The Wharton Esherick Museum

  1. This info is very useful- Thanks! This museum is off the beaten path. It’s great to see the variety of places you are visiting. It seems like your visit really gave you a sense of the artist’s personality- not something usually given in a Modern Art Museum. Keep up the musing and blogging!

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