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The Brandywine is Now Open

The Brandywine is Now Open

Brandywine River Museum of Art's entrance in the summertime
Welcome back to the Brandywine!

The Museum is now open
Wednesday–Monday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (closed Tuesdays).

On view now through September 19, don't miss our special exhibition, Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & WarWhile not required, advance purchasing of timed tickets is available for easy entry. Click below to reserve your tickets. 

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The N. C. Wyeth House and Studio will be reopening on August 4, 2021, for limited tours available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Click here to learn more and reserve tickets. Please note: To ensure the safety and quality of the visitor experience, face masks that cover the nose and mouth are currently required while on tours of the N. C. Wyeth House & Studio, including during the transportation to/from each site—regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be provided if you do not have one.

While mandatory on the Studio Tours due to the smaller nature of these spaces, face masks are not currently required when visiting the Museum and its galleries. We will continue to make updates to our visiting guidelines as we navigate the months ahead.

Not able to join us in person just yet? You can still continue to enjoy our virtual offerings on Brandywine at Home.


Visiting the Museum FAQs

When did the Brandywine River Museum of Art reopen?

The Brandywine reopened to visitors on June 20, 2021.

What are the Brandywine’s hours of operation?

Brandywine's current hours of operation are Wednesday–Monday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

What is the cost of admission?

Non-members tickets can be purchased in advance for the following prices:

  • $18 adults
  • $15 seniors (65+)
  • $6 students with ID and children ages 6-18
  • Free for children ages five and under and members of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art

What is the Brandywine doing to keep visitors, volunteers and staff safe?

In accordance with state and local regulations and guidance set by the CDC and WHO, the Brandywine is following a variety of safety protocols below. We will continue to make updates to our visiting guidelines as we navigate the months ahead.

  • Enhanced cleaning routines remain in effect and hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the Museum.
  • Since Pennsylvania has lifted all remaining COVID-19 restrictions, mask-wearing, social-distancing, and symptom screenings are not currently required when visiting the Museum galleries.
  • While not currently required inside the Museum galleries, those who purchase tickets to tour the N. C. Wyeth House & Studio will be required to wear face masks that cover the nose and mouth during the tour, including during the transportation to/from each site—regardless of vaccination status. This mask requirement is in effect for the safety and quality of the visitor experience due to the close proximity to others on the tour and the smaller nature of these historic properties. Masks will be provided if you do not have one.
  • At this time, the tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio and Kuerner Farm will remain paused. We hope to resume those tours sometime this fall 2021. Stay tuned for changes or updates to this plan.

Do I need to buy my tickets in advance?

Timed tickets are available for easy entry, but they are not required.

I’m a member. Do I need to reserve tickets in advance?

No. Brandywine members do not need to reserve tickets in advance. Members may continue to visit when they would like. Please have your membership card ready to check in at the Admissions Desk upon arrival.

I have a complimentary pass. Do I need to reserve tickets in advance?

Those with valid complimentary or pre-paid passes to the Brandywine do not need to reserve a timed ticket prior to arrival. Please show your passes to the Visitor Services staff upon entry. Your name, email address and phone number will be required for entry.

Please note: Entry to the Museum is always subject to building capacity. If the Museum is at or nearing capacity, you will be asked to wait until the Museum has room to accommodate new visitors.

I am a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM). Do I need to reserve tickets in advance?

Those with NARM memberships do not need to reserve a timed ticket prior to arrival. Please show your membership card to the Visitor Services staff upon entry. Your name, email address and phone number will be required for entry.

Please note: Entry to the Museum is always subject to building capacity. If the Museum is at or nearing capacity, you will be asked to wait until the Museum has room to accommodate new visitors.

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.

If I arrive after my scheduled entry time, can I 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 for your scheduled ticket time, we will still allow ticket holders to enter if they arrive late. The time on your ticket helps our Visitor Services and Security teams to maintain a safe hourly visitor count. Please note, 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.

Are the artist studio tours open?

Not yet. At this time, the artist studios will remain closed. We hope to reopen them sometime this fall 2021. Stay tuned for changes or updates to this plan.

What special exhibitions will be on view?

Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War is on view now through September 19, 2021.

Coming up next: America’s Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution will open on October 9, 2021 and will be on view through January 9, 2022.

Have your in-person programs and events resumed yet?

Yes. Currently the Brandywine is offering both engaging virtual programs as well as in-person programs with smaller capacity limits. As Pennsylvania continues to lift pandemic restrictions, we will continue to bring back additional in-person events. Check out all of our upcoming virtual and in-person events.

Is the Museum Shop open?

Yes, the Museum Shop is open the same hours of operation as the Museum: Wednesday-Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays). Our online shop also remains open.

Is the Millstone Café open?

Yes, the Millstone Café is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday-Monday, with a variety of seasonally inspired and freshly prepared made-to-order and “grab and go” menu options. Everything will be packaged to go, but indoor café seating is available as well as picnic tables in the Museum’s courtyard and along the riverbank. Check out our menu here.

Is seating still available inside the Museum’s galleries and atrium?

Yes, limited and spaced-out seating areas will be available throughout the Museum and cleaned frequently. Additional outdoor seating will be available in the Museum courtyard for enjoying food from the Millstone Café.       

What were the recent renovations to the Museum?

During its recent closure, the Museum underwent several facility renovations to its second and third floors. Upgrades included a complete refurbishment of the restrooms on the second floor, making them fully ADA accessible, as well as switching their current location with the Strawbridge Family Gallery (which will open later this summer), plus new HVAC and fire suppression systems. Opening into the Museum’s central atrium, the reimagined Gallery—complete with new state-of-the-art lighting—will improve circulation within the Museum building, enhancing the visitor experience.