San Antonio, Texas: Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

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Address:
239 Abiso Ave., San Antonio, TX
Directions:
Due south of the airport. I-410 exit 22. South on Broadway a little over two miles. At 6021 Broadway (Jefferson State Bank) bear right onto Townsend Ave., then make the second right onto Abiso Ave. Drive two blocks, then make a right on Arbutus St. The address is 239 Abiso, but the garage is around the corner on Arbustus.
Hours:
Call first, please give Barney enough time to get ready. (Call to verify)
Phone:
210-824-7791
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Toilet Seat Art Museum.

Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum
Well into his 90s, retired plumber-turned-artist continues to fill his garage museum with 1,200+ fanciful toilet lid artworks that chronicle his life and the world around him. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/22/2016]

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Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum.

Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

The toilet seats are amazing, but without Barney and his stories you're only getting a little piece of what this is all about. We thought we'd just pop in on our way through town and we ended up listening to him for an hour and a half. Really a treasure and a delight. Definitely call ahead. It takes him time to put down his work and get out to the museum (garage) from the house. Listen as much as you look and you won't be disappointed.

[Rich Dowd, 04/01/2016]

Barney will celebrate his 95th birthday in May 2016.

Barney Smith and his Alamo toilet seat.

Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

In his garage museum, retired plumber Barney Smith continues to amaze with the still-growing display of his personal toilet seat artwork. He entertains visitors from all over the world. Barney turns 94 on May 25, 2015, and while he may have slowed down a bit, he's still creating story-telling masterpieces on toilet seat lids. None are for sale -- they're all hanging here.

Happy birthday Barney!

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/25/2015]

Toilet Seat Artist.

Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

He's 93 years old. Great man! Barney Smith's got a great memory. You better get there before he's gone. Only in America!

[Andy, 04/06/2015]
Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

Barney is such a delightful person. It was great chatting with him and learning about pieces of history that didn't get flushed away.

[Lis, 03/23/2015]

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