I was really caught off guard by my recent visit. This was not the visit to Taft Museum that it used to be. It is stuffy, clinical and not welcoming. The two security guards watched me (a professional photographer) like a hawk. Folks, I'm in my late 40's. One guard told me I had to secure my camera on my body. Fine. I complied. Within 5 minutes, the next security officer told me I must remove my camera from my body... when I suggested we go meet with the other security officer to get a definitive plan for my camera, he literally walked away from me.
I'm disappointed to see all of the other reviews that echo my sentiments...and I'm disheartened to read the reviews about not being child friendly. I have many fond memories visiting this museum during my childhood. Evidently, that is no longer a goal of theirs. I paid as did my family...I will never do it again.
As a Cincinnatian, born and bred, I cannot believe this gem, is no longer what it once was. I won't be visiting again. I won't be recommending that anyone visit there, either.
On a side note... when I left, I asked for the supervisor who was not there. Well. I was given the name of a woman, who ended up being the gift shop manager. I tried to address the issues at the time of my visit but was denied that option.
Interesting how far off the stated mission of the museum is from the experiences paid visitors to the museum are having.