Top 2 Woodworking Museums You Should Visit

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

The Wharton Esherick Museum

A studio by Wharton Esherick, this museum features art like no other. It offers woodworking art that inspires and shows non-traditional designs of furniture.

Esherick began his woodworking by drawing and later on he was known for making the most attractive wood block prints. His interests led him to wood sculpture, furniture carving, and eventually to making whole furniture pieces with contemporary styles.

The Wharton Esherick Museum

The best thing about this museum is that the art and the innovation seem to be endless. Every corner and every part of the place will leave you in awe. If you’re a beginner woodworker, it’s best if you gain inspiration from visiting this museum. And if you’re an expert, I still recommend this place. It’s perfect for firing up that confidence in you or rekindling the fire you had for woodworking. After visiting this place, I’m sure you’ll check out new saws from sawing pros and woodwork like never before.

The Wharton Esherick Museum is located in Pennsylvania and can only be visited by appointment. But don’t worry, setting up an appointment isn’t that difficult.

Address: 1520 Horse Shoe Trail, Malvern, PA 19355

Contact Number: +1 610-644-5822

The MacLachlan Museum

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

Although this museum only opens from May 2 until September 3, it’s still an excellent museum to visit if you’re in Canada.

It was established in 1967 by Sandy MacLachlan as a Centennial Project, and it was privately-owned for more than a decade. It’s been to a number of places before ending up at its current location at Grass Creek Park.

In 1998, the Culture and Recreation Division in the Corporation of the City of Kingston became responsible for the museum.

It houses the largest, nationally remarkable collection of woodworking tools in Canada, making it a place ideal for woodworkers.

You won’t run out of things to do here as well since they offer workshops that’ll test your carving, shape making, building, and printmaking skills. You can even enjoy campfire songs in this place! How cool is that?

Address: 2993 2, Kingston, ON K7L 4V1, Canada

Contact Number: +1 613-542-0543