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Culinary Arts Museum, Providence
(4.5/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
Where in Providence would you find a 15-stool diner, a New England Tavern dating back to 1833 and a fully operational Skee-Ball machine, all under one roof? It may sound impossible, but the Culinary Arts Museum has it all. Not only for foodies or chefs, the eclectic array of exhibits appeals to anyone who eats. From ancient Chinese cooking utensils to a play area for kids known as the “Little Chef Diner,” the museum has something for everyone.

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TripAdvisor
  • This out of the way museum on the campus of Johnson & Wales University campus is an interesting diversion for a few hours. The museum is nicely laid out with sections on diners, kitchen equipment, cam...  more »
  • The collection of culinary pieces goes back mostly to early American items. It is well organized and brings back memories for people in their sixties. Spend 3 hours here for sure!! 
  • Worth a trip a bit off the beaten path in Providence. Fun overview of food and its connection with our culture. I was greeted at the desk by a friendly and enthusiastic student. Savor your visit throu...  more »
Google
  • Amazing displays, cheap entry and all around a positive experience.
  • Very cool museum! Worth stopping by.
  • It was very interesting, don't forget to bring your student ID if you have one!
  • Always keep you busy with massive amount contents .
  • I had never heard of this museum until I attended a conference here, but I was immediately mesmerized in spite of my general lack of interest in food preparation. The museum is also an archive and is the largest collection of its type in North America. Highly recommended, it is definitely one of Providence's must-see attractions.