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Toilet Seat Art Museum

239 Abiso Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78209 USA

Free
Free to Visit
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“Barney Smith is a toilet genius.”

Read the name twice. Then go visit it, because pictures online don't do this offbeat attraction justice. The Toilet Seat Art Museum offers free Admission, and please be sure to call for appointment. There are over 700 toilet seats that have been over the course of 30 years by Barnet Smith, now housed in his garage where his museum sits. Free Admission, call for appointment.

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Reviewed by
megumi.himura

  • 50 Reviews
  • 12 Helpful
September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0

Probably the weirdest museum that you can visit however you will be surprise to hear that every toilet seat here has a story to tell. And the 92 year old, I mean the young curator behind this amazing museum is just amazing. He has lots of stories to tell and very energetic! He started the making this creative toilet seats since he was young and up until now his works still continues. This is a MUST visit if you happen to stop by San Antonio.

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Reviewed by
Dana Newkirk

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  • 325 Helpful
September 26, 2014
Rated 3.0

Barney is the man! If you are going to visit his amazing collection make sure you call ahead so he knows that you're coming, and be ready because he sure likes to talk!

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Reviewed by
Brandon Hite

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May 17, 2013

This takes potty humor to another level.

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Reviewed by
KoenBruyndonckx

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  • 0 Helpful
August 04, 2016

This is really a great place to visit. At 95 years Old, Barney Smith is still telling lots of interesting stories :-)

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Reviewed by
JHoliman

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  • 0 Helpful
September 29, 2015
Rated 5.0

Go see Mr. Barney Smith and his art before this American Treasure of a man is no longer with us. He loves visitors and loves telling the stories of your favorite pieces.

Call ahead so you can make an appointment (since this is his home) but he will love for you to come by!

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Reviewed by
Johanna Flato

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October 14, 2014
Rated 4.0

call ahead! He'll chat and open it up to you free of admission, but let him know you're coming. Awesome place.

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Toilet Seat Art Museum

239 Abiso Ave
San Antonio, Texas
78209 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
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