Culinary Arts Museum, Providence

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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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  • While attending a conference, I, along with colleagues, had the pleasure of visiting the wonderful history and story on display at Rhode Island's own,Culinary Arts Museum, at the internationally renow...  more »
  • We drove up from Newport, RI to Providence to visit RISD Art Museum and this museum only to find out it the Culinary Arts Museum is not open to the public. The website was not clear that the public we...  more »
  • I was just there two weeks ago for a reunion. There was reception held in the museum and we were able to wander around. They have some very unique exhibits including some local history, such as pieces...  more »

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