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Mattress Factory

500 Sampsonia Way, Parking located at 505 Jacksonia Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4444
+1 412-231-3169
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We went early in an attempt to beat any crowds but the place was still popular, even at opening... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lcdemar
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Ashburn, Virginia
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I thought $20 per person was a bit high. It was still good to checkout but it would not be my first... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margaretsen
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Berwyn, Illinois
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Founded in 1977, the Mattress Factory is a contemporary art museum and experimental lab featuring site-specific installations created by artists in residence from around the world. All the works at the Mattress Factory are conceived in the space you view them in. The museum consists of three buildings in the historic Mexican War Streets. Please visit the main building at 500 Sampsonia Way (set your GPS to 505 Jacksonia Street to find our parking lot) to visit the Admissions Desk before you begin your visit. The MF Café offers delicious fare from Coca Cafe in Lawrenceville. The MF Shop is open during normal museum hours. Museum admission is not required to shop or dine!
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500 Sampsonia Way, Parking located at 505 Jacksonia Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4444
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went early in an attempt to beat any crowds but the place was still popular, even at opening time. There’s free parking available on site. You pay $20/pp in the main building and we were directed to go to the other buildings first &...More

Thank lcdemar
sean b, Marketing Assistant at Mattress Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a review. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! The Greer Lankton archives will be on display until July 29, 2018, as a part of The Mattress Factory’s 40th Year exhibition.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought $20 per person was a bit high. It was still good to checkout but it would not be my first suggestion to anyone that came into town. This is located in neighborhood, parking on street.

Thank Margaretsen
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Several buildings of contemporary art. Some of it is bewildering just as some of it is very interesting. The third building with apartments was my favorite. The room of total darkness was beyond my level of interest.

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The Mattress Factory was much larger than I thought, encompassing three separate buildings and a garden. It specializes in complex contemporary art installations, many of of which create truly mind-blowing environments. The entire experience is quite unique, very different from visiting a conventional museum, and...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Not for everyone. Check out the website for current exhibitions before you go. Great little cafe. Mexican War Streets and Asylum Houses nearby. Small and free parking lot adjacent on Jacksonia Street.

Thank Low75
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Theres some decent stuff but I think the museum is too small for its price honestly. Only spent 1 hr here. If contemporary art isn't your thing, then you'll probably be disappointed. Everyone heads straight for the infinity mirror and polka dot mirror rooms to...More

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Katie U, Public Relations Manager at Mattress Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thanks for your feedback, Ash. Did you make it to all three of our buildings? With our two current exhibitions as well as our permanent installations, there's certainly a lot to see at the moment! If you missed anything, just let us know and we'd...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Northside of Pittsburgh had many attractions to keep you busy for a day or afternoon. Mattress Factory is not far from Randyland or Warhol and the Mexican War Streets are great for a stroll. Will I Go Back? Yes. Walk around neighborhood and see the...More

Thank WillIGoBack
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This type of exhibit is not something I would choose on my own. I joined my young adult children and this was their choice. Admission is very expensive for what you are seeing. My adult children loved it but this is not my thing. They...More

1  Thank PITTparent
Reviewed 2 October 2017

An amazing space filled with incredible art installations. The Infinity Room is world-renowned and Greer Lankton's piece stuck with me for a long time.

Thank CD H
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Installation art is not my thing so perhaps I cannot rightfully appreciate the effort, imagination and interest that goes into what is on display. I was curious, however, and walked with interest from room to room (on various floors). The exhibits change throughout the year...More

1  Thank Tripping9900
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Jayne K
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
ADULTS | $20 SENIORS [62+] | $15 STUDENTS | $15 Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. CHILDREN UNDER 6 | FREE U.S. VETERANS | $10 15212, 15214 + 15233 ZIP CODE RESIDENTS | Half Price Admission. ID... More
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BeachHeather
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
You can do it in less if you fly through, but to see and enjoy everything I'd recommend 2-3 hours. Most of that will be in the main building.
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