Where should I park?
There is a free parking lot at the rear of the Museum off Baldwin Street. The Museum is accessible from the parking lot along the south side of the building.
Is there an admission charge?
General admission is $7.00, college students and senior citizens over 55 years are $5.00. Children under 18 are free. Guests who hold memberships with any museum participating in either the Empire State Museums Reciprocal Program or the North American Reciprocal Museum Program will be admitted for free. Members are always free.
Is there a gift shop?
The Museum currently has a selection of postcards and collection catalogues available for purchase in the reception area.
Does the Museum have a café or restaurant?
The museum does not have dining facilities on site. We do not allow food or drinks in the Museum. There are many places to dine in downtown Elmira within walking distance of the Museum. Guest Services will be happy to furnish you with a list of near-by restaurants.
Is the Museum wheelchair/handicap accessible?
The Museum provides disabled access via the south side of the main entrance. We have allocated parking spaces adjacent to this entrance. We have an elevator, which is accessible from all floors. There is a wheelchair available for public use within the Museum.
Can I carry a bag in the Museum?
Small bags and purses are permitted inside the Museum. Any large bags or backpacks will need to be placed in the coatroom or with guest services.
I’m writing a paper. Can the Museum help me do research?
The Museum has an art library with a browsable online database. Materials may be used inside the Museum but may not be taken from the facility. Please call ahead to make an appointment to use the library.
Are guided tours of the Museum offered?
All guided tours must be scheduled prior to your visit. The guest services representative can give you a brief history of the Museum and an introduction to the Picture Gallery.
How do I sign up for a tour?
Tours can be scheduled by calling Christina Johnson, Museum Educator, at 607.734.3697 ext. 123 or by email at .
What education programs does the Museum offer?
The Museum offers many options for groups of all ages and experience levels. Please click here for more information.
Does the Museum have scheduled art classes?
The Museum does not hold any art instructional classes.