Walters Art Museum
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, two Baltimore men,
William Walters and his son, Henry, amassed a diverse range of
artwork from around the world, which they then bequeathed to their
hometown. The 22,000 pieces they collected span 55 centuries,
including ancient Egyptian art as well as late 19th century
European art and decorative objects. Some favourite pieces on
display at the Walters include seven ancient Roman sarcophagi,
judged to be among the finest in the world; a collection of
Japanese arms and armour; a medieval ivory casket covered with
scenes of jousting knights, one of only a dozen such items
remaining; and 900 illuminated manuscripts as well as the letters
of Catherine the Great and the diary of Napoleon.
Address: 600 N. Charles Street
Telephone: (410) 547 9000
Opening Time: Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5pm.
Admission: Free; special exhibitions may charge a fee.