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Please note: The Culinary Arts Museum is currently closed so that staff can conduct a comprehensive inventory of the Culinary Arts Museum’s holdings, a collection estimated to be more than 250,000 items. The museum will reopen on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Find out more.  


Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Closed Sundays, Mondays & major holidays - see below for details.




Take a virtual tour before you visit!



The museum will be closed for the following major holidays and university breaks:

*The museum is currently closed for an extensive inventory project. The Culinary Arts Museum will reopen on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Find out more*


The Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales is located at 315 Harborside Boulevard on the Providence and Cranston city line. From RI Interstate 95, North or South, take Exit 18 and follow the signs for Allens Avenue. At the traffic light, turn right (south) onto Allens Avenue. Go straight for one mile. (The street name will change to Narragansett Boulevard.) Turn left at the traffic light after the Shell gas station onto Harborside Boulevard. The Museum is located in the first building down the hill on the left. There are designated parking spaces to the right of the museum's entrance. Guests are free to park elsewhere in the lot if space is available.





The museum is located 4 miles south of downtown Providence on the Harborside Campus of Johnson & Wales University, and there are several choices for hotel accommodations, including: 



 Radisson Hotel Providence Airport 

 2081 Post Road

 Warwick, RI  02886

 The Providence Biltmore Hotel    

 11 Dorrance St.   

 Providence, RI  02903

Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

5 Avenue of the Arts

Providence, RI 02903

Providence Hotels - Providence - Warwick CVB



The Culinary Arts Museum is fully wheelchair accessible. A ramp is located at the front of the building, and the museum is contained on one floor. There is 25,000 square feet of gallery space, with several seating areas throughout. For more information, call 401-598-2805, or email


If you need assistance and/or specific services to participate in our programs or tours, please notify the museum.


Our staff will help determine appropriate options to meet your needs. For those with disabilities, the Museum encourages you to contact us at 401-598-2805; RI Relay for the hearing impaired 800-745-5555 TTY.




Adults: $7; Seniors, 62 or over: $6; College Students with valid ID: $4; Children, 5-18: $2; under 5: free. AAA Discount: $1 off adult admission. Group rates available; call 401 598-2805 for info.