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Maclaren Art Centre

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Address: 37 Mulcaster St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3M2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 705-721-9696
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Very Good Local Art Centre

The Maclaren Art Centre is a pleasant visit in Barrie. Despite not being located in large city, the Maclaren has a depth and breadth of exhibits to keep on interested. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barrie, Canada
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Barrie, Canada
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place for coffee - and a light lunch - small boutique on site - art okay - they have programmes for children

Thank Shirley S
Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Maclaren Art Centre is a pleasant visit in Barrie. Despite not being located in large city, the Maclaren has a depth and breadth of exhibits to keep on interested. The children`s programs are also very good.

Thank Walkaboutfar
Barrie, Canada
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a fabulous facility with an active and vibrant community of supporters . The exceptional programs that they have provided for children, educational support programs, mobile art experiences and school break activities have been a major contributor to the concept of art appreciation in our local youth . The facility is regularly displaying new works and encourages regular journeys... More 

Thank bilymak
Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have been to the Maclaren Art Centre in Barrie several times. A great place to appreciate art. But I am especially excited about the Arthur Shilling 'The Final Works' Exhibition coming March 23 to June 25, 2017. Arthur passed away in 1986. His works are at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the National Museum of Civilization, the Royal Ontario... More 

Thank Kim W
Barrie, Canada
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441 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

From the clean, open space to the tasty menu this is a pleasant place to have lunch. Their fresh wild mushroom soup was very memorable as were the wraps and quiche we had among us. Excellent coffee was on offer too. Combined with a visit to the art gallery and you have a great outing.

Thank Peytonsage
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84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I was blown away by this small museum which had wonderful exhibits by a local artist. It is serene as an art gallery should be and the coffee shop has great food and awesome coffee. Entrance is strictly free but contributions are invited. I gave happily to support this lovely little treasure in Barrie.

Thank shanoa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Popped into Radio Cafe for a coffee the lady prepared the wrong coffee and when she brought the correct type it was stone cold and served with attitude. This was my second chance as the first time I came my coffee was full of grinds. Go elsewhere if you enjoy good coffee.

Thank Maria M
Toronto, Canada
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766 reviews
235 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Maclaren Art Centre is located downtown Barrie and offers up a nice and tidy bit of culture. It does not take too long to go through the gallery, but it is spacious and welcoming. The two pieces that are worth the visit alone are from Norval Morriseau. They are excellent! You can attend the Maclaren for free though there... More 

Thank tdsuperstar
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We recently had our wedding hosted at the Maclaren Art Centre It was fabulous. From our first interaction with Shannon, until the very end. Very professional, kind, and courteous. I visited the Art centre several times within the planning of our wedding, it's beautiful there.

Thank EdisonsWife
Barrie, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This a great place to meet friends for coffee or to have lunch. I especially like the Thai curry chicken salad or wrap.

Thank Sporter5050

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