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Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum, Alamo Heights

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  • We had a fine time with Barney and his spectacular museum! This is a must do for ALL AGES. Free but get a reservation with Barney  more »
  • If you are in San Antonio, Barney's Toilet Seat Museum should really be on your must visit list. Barney himself is just prescious. And he has a ton of stories to tell. The museum is placed in his gara...  more »
  • Barney is awesome he has put so much effort into his passion for toilt seat lids. He has so many stories. If you ever get a chance stop by and see him.  more »
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  • Barney is a super nice guy who has so many stories about the seats he makes. When we visited there were 1295 toilet seat pieces of art each carefully crafted. The museum is in his garage so make sure to call ahead to see if he's around to show you in. One of the coolest places I've visited and would highly recommend to any traveller in the area.
  • Barney definitely has taken his hobby to the extreme and created an interesting and history filled museum. Every one of his thousands of toilet seats has a story and he'll be happy to tell you all about them. Don't forget to call before you head there, and bring some cash for his donation jar!!
  • Barney Smith is a very sweet 96 year old man who spent his life creating works of art on toilet seats and has them displayed in his garage. He is up to 1301 as of today. He has invited the public in to share his art. A must see.
  • Me and my husband stopped by to visit this museum.We have been to a lot of museums. In San Antonio and Austin area.But this is one we had never been to.Barney is so friendly and very talkative. Makes people feel welcome we took quite a bit of photos, we even took one with him.If you have never been here you should pay him a visit .
  • Mr. Barney's art is unique and beautiful, but more importantly it serves as an outlet for him to be able to share a profoundly powerful, uplifting perspective on life, love and loss. At age 95, he is a veteran in the category of losing loved ones- he mentioned how much he missed his wife, brother and daughter among others- and spoke of his eagerness and excitement to be freed of his body and meet them in eternity. In his own words, Barney has grown "homesick" in these final years of his life, and yet his infectious positivity and enthusiasm haven't waned in the least bit. He is a miraculous, living testament to the power of optimism, faith, love, and kindness, and a towering beam of sunlight in a world shadowed by the sort of grumbling capriciousness which, if unchecked, is capable of distorting beauty and inducing delusions of victimhood. ---BARNEY SMITH HELPS US REMEMBER THAT LIFE IS A GIFT---

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