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The Durham Museum

Yelp Rating - 4.4 stars
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(402) 444-5071
Location801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE
CategoriesMuseums, Venues & Event Spaces

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updated: May 23, 2024
Year Established1973
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Business Description

The Durham Museum, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is more than just a museum, it is a journey through time. The museum is housed in the beautiful Union Station, one of Omaha's most unique treasures. From the moment visitors enter The Durham Museum, they are transported to a different era. The museum offers visitors a fascinating look at the history of the region and exhibits covering a range of subjects from history and culture to science, industry, and more.

The Durham Museum boasts a broad range of permanent exhibits, including restored train cars, 1940s storefronts, HO Model trains, artifacts displaying the history of the region, and the Byron Reed collection, which includes some of the world's rarest coins and documents. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the unique, hands-on learning experience offered at The Durham Museum.

One of the highlights of The Durham Museum experience is the authentic soda fountain, where visitors can enjoy a phosphate or malt while taking in the museum's ambiance. The Durham Museum's soda fountain is a true gem and a favorite of many visitors.

The Durham Museum's history is as fascinating as the museum itself. Designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, the Union Station was one of the nation's first art deco train stations, opening in 1931 and hailed as an architectural gem. During World War II, more than 10,000 passengers passed through Union Station each day, making it a bustling hub. Today, the station has been transformed into one of the nation's most vibrant and beautiful hands-on museums, earning it a National Historic Landmark designation in December 2016.

Visitors from all over the world have described The Durham Museum as an extraordinary experience, with exhibits that bring history to life. The museum is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the region or looking for a unique and fascinating experience.

Gift Ideas for The Durham Museum

For anyone looking to give a unique and meaningful gift, The Durham Museum has a variety of offerings that are sure to delight. From history buffs to train enthusiasts, there is something for everyone.

One of the most popular items available for purchase is the museum's book, "Omaha Union Station: The Jewel of Railroad Transportation in the Heartland." This stunning book showcases the history of the station, offering a glimpse into its past and present. The book is filled with beautiful photographs and fascinating stories that will captivate any reader.

Another popular gift option is a membership to The Durham Museum. Members enjoy unlimited access to the museum and its exhibits, as well as discounts at the museum store and on special events. It's the perfect gift for anyone who loves history and wants to stay connected to the museum's offerings throughout the year.

For those looking for a more hands-on experience, The Durham Museum offers train rides on the beautifully restored Union Pacific steam locomotive, No. 4023. The train ride takes visitors on a journey through history, offering stunning views of the city and a unique perspective on the museum's exhibits.

Lastly, visitors can take home a piece of The Durham Museum with them by purchasing a souvenir from the museum store. From train-themed items to unique pieces of jewelry, the store offers a variety of gifts that are both beautiful and unique.

No matter what gift you choose from The Durham Museum, you can be sure that it will be a meaningful and memorable present that will be cherished for years to come.

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