Timed Ticketing FAQs

Timed Ticketing FAQs

The Brandywine is using timed ticketing as an option for easy entry.

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What is a timed ticket?

The timed ticket is admission for a self-guided visit to the Museum. Tickets are timed at 30-minute intervals and each timed ticket has a unique barcode that can only be used once. We recommend setting aside at least 1.5 hours to self-tour the Museum.

How do I obtain a timed ticket?

We recommend obtaining your ticket online by clicking the "Purchase Tickets" button above. Walk-up entry is also offered at the Museum, but we cannot always guarantee that tickets will be available.

Is there a time limit to my visit?

No, there is not a time limit in place for the duration of your visit. Guests may stay for as long as they like until the Museum closes for the day.

Do children require a timed ticket?

Even though admission for children five and under is free, they still require a ticket.

I am an ACCESS cardholder or have another applicable affiliation that receives admission discounts to the Museum. How do I obtain my discount on admission?

If you believe you should be receiving a discount on your timed admission ticket, please call our Visitor Services team at 610.388.8399. They will assist you on getting a discounted timed admission ticket. You will have to show proof of the method of discount upon arrival. Walk-up entry is also offered at the Museum, but we cannot always guarantee that tickets will be available.

How will I receive my timed ticket?

If you have bought your ticket online, you should receive a confirmation email and a separate email containing your ticket. Please be sure to check your junk/spam email folder in case these emails are delivered there.

If you bought your ticket over the phone, your ticket(s) will be emailed to you (you will NOT receive a confirmation email, just a ticketing email). If you do not receive your tickets via email, upon arrival please let the Visitor Services team know that you purchased your ticket over the phone and we will be able to pull your reservation. 

How many times can a timed ticket be used?

Each timed ticket has a unique barcode that can only be used once.

If we arrive after our scheduled entry time, can we still enter the Museum?

Yes, we understand that things do not always go as planned. While we ask that you do your best to arrive at the Museum by the time of your ticket, we allow ticket holders to enter at any time after the time stated on their ticket for the day. The time on your ticket helps our Visitor Services and Security teams to maintain a safe hourly visitor count. If the Museum is at capacity, ticket holders—regardless of the time on their pass—may be asked to wait until the Museum has room to accommodate new visitors.

If I’m a Brandywine member, have complimentary admission pass, or if I'm a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM)—do I still need timed tickets to enter the Museum?

If you fall into any of the above categories, you do not require a timed admission ticket.

As a benefit to our members, we offer unlimited entry into the Museum for members and any of their guests that have valid member guest passes (available for those that have Family Memberships and above).

Those with valid Brandywine complimentary or pre-paid passes, or those with NARM memberships, can also receive entry with no timed admission ticket necessary. You will still need to show your passes or membership to the Visitor Services staff upon entry.

Entry to the Museum is always subject to building capacity. If the Museum is at or nearing capacity, all visitors—including those listed in the above sections—will be asked to wait until the Museum has room to accommodate new visitors.