National Building Museum Shop

National Building Museum Shop The National Building Museum's award-winning Museum Shop features a wide selection of items inspired by architecture and design from around the world.

From home design elements and jewelry to building kits and books, you’re sure to find something.

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David A. Rubin, FASLA, FAAR, discusses the joys and challenges of navigating Washington, D.C.'s complex federal and loca...
04/24/2021

David A. Rubin, FASLA, FAAR, discusses the joys and challenges of navigating Washington, D.C.'s complex federal and local public space environment, all while steadfastly emphasizing and advocating for the equity, access, and inclusion of every visitor. FOR TICKETS: Visit the CALENDAR page at nbm.org.

David A. Rubin, FASLA, FAAR, discusses the joys and challenges of navigating Washington, D.C.'s complex federal and local public space environment, all while steadfastly emphasizing and advocating for the equity, access, and inclusion of every visitor. FOR TICKETS: Visit the CALENDAR page at nbm.org.

We're providing prizes for next week's trivia night event at the National Building Museum! Do you have what it takes to ...
04/15/2021

We're providing prizes for next week's trivia night event at the National Building Museum! Do you have what it takes to place in the top three teams and win some goodies from the shop?

Special thanks to our lead sponsor Amazon for making this event happen!

Register here:http://go.nbm.org/site/Calendar/173988629?view=Detail&id=127151

We're providing prizes for next week's trivia night event at the National Building Museum! Do you have what it takes to place in the top three teams and win some goodies from the shop?

Special thanks to our lead sponsor Amazon for making this event happen!

Register here:http://go.nbm.org/site/Calendar/173988629?view=Detail&id=127151

Photos from Frank Lloyd Wright Trust's post
03/23/2021

Photos from Frank Lloyd Wright Trust's post

Online ProgramSpotlight on Design: Walter HoodThursday, March 25 / 6:30-8 pm ETWalter Hood, ASLA, will be discussing his...
03/22/2021

Online Program
Spotlight on Design: Walter Hood
Thursday, March 25 / 6:30-8 pm ET

Walter Hood, ASLA, will be discussing his book "Black Landscapes Matter" which acknowledges the widespread erasure of Black geographies and cultural Landscapes. To register for the online program: bit.ly/38QQQjt
To purchase the book: bit.ly/3luP2Sy

Online Program
Spotlight on Design: Walter Hood
Thursday, March 25 / 6:30-8 pm ET

Walter Hood, ASLA, will be discussing his book "Black Landscapes Matter" which acknowledges the widespread erasure of Black geographies and cultural Landscapes. To register for the online program: bit.ly/38QQQjt
To purchase the book: bit.ly/3luP2Sy

The work of the world's great architects is now in your hands.  These finely crafted, wooden scale model kits capture th...
03/11/2021

The work of the world's great architects is now in your hands. These finely crafted, wooden scale model kits capture the lines and details of these iconic buildings. Order yours today!
bit.ly/3qBCvxG

The work of the world's great architects is now in your hands. These finely crafted, wooden scale model kits capture the lines and details of these iconic buildings. Order yours today!
bit.ly/3qBCvxG

When you need to SEE sharp, you might as well LOOK sharp, too!Based on designs by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright,...
02/26/2021

When you need to SEE sharp, you might as well LOOK sharp, too!

Based on designs by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, these eye-catching eyeglass cases will add a bit of flair to your outfit or tabletop. With five designs available, there's one that's sure to suit your style. (Makes a perfect gift as well!)

Shop now: https://tinyurl.com/43m46rcj

When you need to SEE sharp, you might as well LOOK sharp, too!

Based on designs by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, these eye-catching eyeglass cases will add a bit of flair to your outfit or tabletop. With five designs available, there's one that's sure to suit your style. (Makes a perfect gift as well!)

Shop now: https://tinyurl.com/43m46rcj

As part of the National Building Museum's recent exhibition "Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art" the Museum...
02/11/2021

As part of the National Building Museum's recent exhibition "Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art" the Museum Shop worked with the P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute to develop seven jigsaw puzzles that serve as a reminder of the ongoing conversation about equality and justice in the communities that we build.

https://bit.ly/3ab0RJo

Don't break the bank or her heart!These one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces will definitely put a smile on that special so...
02/09/2021

Don't break the bank or her heart!

These one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces will definitely put a smile on that special someone but it won't cost you that next month's paycheck. Find the perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine's Day!

https://bit.ly/3jxah5h

Don't break the bank or her heart!

These one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces will definitely put a smile on that special someone but it won't cost you that next month's paycheck. Find the perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine's Day!

https://bit.ly/3jxah5h

Calling all fans of the U.S. Capitol building: Want to build a copy at home for yourself? We may not have one like the v...
02/05/2021

Calling all fans of the U.S. Capitol building: Want to build a copy at home for yourself? We may not have one like the version in the National Building Museum's permanent collection (see below), but here are two popular kits you can find on our website:

• go.nbm.org/legocapitol
• go.nbm.org/3dcapitol

Looking to get out of the house and engage in some retail therapy?  The Museum Shop is now available for in-person shopp...
02/04/2021

Looking to get out of the house and engage in some retail therapy? The Museum Shop is now available for in-person shopping by appointment!

Head to the Museum website to find out how to arrange a visit and also learn about our COVID safety procedures:

https://www.nbm.org/visit-the-museum-shop-by-appointment

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Looking to get out of the house and engage in some retail therapy? The Museum Shop is now available for in-person shopping by appointment!

Head to the Museum website to find out how to arrange a visit and also learn about our COVID safety procedures:

https://www.nbm.org/visit-the-museum-shop-by-appointment

We look forward to seeing you soon!

National Building Museum
12/17/2020

National Building Museum

Today, tomorrow, and Saturday are you last chances for
in-person shopping at our gift shop this year! Find store hours and COVID-19 safety here: https://www.nbm.org/visit/

12/15/2020
Holiday Gifts at the National Building Museum

Last chance in 2020 to visit our gift shop is this weekend! We've got something for everyone this holiday season.

Preview the catalog in the flipbook or download a PDF that includes live links to the products on the Museum Shop website. Happy shopping!

go.nbm.org/shopcatalog2021

12/11/2020

The Museum Shop’s 2021 Gift Catalog is here! This year, we’re celebrating 11 creators and makers who produce beautiful, fun, and amazing things for us, many of them exclusive to the National Building Museum.

Preview the catalog in the flipbook or download a PDF that includes live links to the products on the Museum Shop website. Happy shopping! go.nbm.org/shopcatalog2021

Today's featured Museum Shop item is the Murals That Matter Jigsaw Puzzle: With all of us stuck at home, puzzles are the...
12/10/2020

Today's featured Museum Shop item is the Murals That Matter Jigsaw Puzzle: With all of us stuck at home, puzzles are the perfect gift this holiday season! This Time for Change jigsaw puzzle features 18 murals showcased in the exhibition Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art. The National Building Museum, in partnership with the P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute and the DowntownDC BID, displayed murals removed from boarded-up storefronts during the summer 2020 social justice protests in the nation's capital. The puzzle preserves the art created and stands as a visual reminder of the ongoing conversation about equality and justice and the "time for change."

https://tinyurl.com/y3a87ple

Working from home? Today's featured Museum Shop item is a National Building Museum Mousepad is just for you! This mousep...
12/09/2020

Working from home? Today's featured Museum Shop item is a National Building Museum Mousepad is just for you! This mousepad features a close-up of the 1,200-foot-long terra cotta frieze that circles the outside of the Pension Building, our home.

Get your own here:
https://tinyurl.com/y5d353yq

Today's featured Museum Shop item is a National Building Museum Curved Pediment Pendant. Architect Montgomery C. Meigs u...
12/08/2020

Today's featured Museum Shop item is a National Building Museum Curved Pediment Pendant. Architect Montgomery C. Meigs used the Palazzo Farnese in Rome as inspiration for the exterior design of the Pension Building, our home.

Buy it now, before we run out! https://tinyurl.com/y2vh7s7s

Today's featured Museum Shop item is the National Building Museum Ornament: The essence of the awe-inspiring architectur...
12/07/2020

Today's featured Museum Shop item is the National Building Museum Ornament: The essence of the awe-inspiring architecture of the Pension Building is delicately captured in this miniature replica. It's a Museum exclusive and makes a great holiday gift.

Purchase now before we run out of stock!
https://tinyurl.com/y22paj2s

What's more perfect for a cozy Sunday afternoon than a puzzle? Our latest jigsaw puzzle features artwork from this summe...
11/22/2020

What's more perfect for a cozy Sunday afternoon than a puzzle? Our latest jigsaw puzzle features artwork from this summer's "Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art" exhibition. The puzzle preserves the art created and stands as a visual reminder of the ongoing conversation about equality and justice.

Proceeds from the sale of this puzzle benefit the programs and services of the National Building Museum and the P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute.

Purchase here: https://tinyurl.com/y4cx9dwz

We know you've been missing the opportunity to browse the wide variety of books, toys, home accessories, and other items...
11/19/2020

We know you've been missing the opportunity to browse the wide variety of books, toys, home accessories, and other items at the best design-focused store in D.C. We've certainly missed you!

Starting TODAY, Museum Shop hours will be Thursdays–Saturdays, 11:00 am–3:00 pm. Please enter the building through the 5th Street NW or G Street NW entrance. Go to https://nbm.org/visit for information about parking, transit options, and more.

The final day of in-person visits is Saturday, December 19. As always, our website is open 24/7 for your shopping pleasure: http://nbmshop.org.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: Due to Covid-19, new safety procedures and guidelines are in place to provide a safe and pleasant experience for visitors and staff.

• Face covering or mask required. Visitors age 6 years and older are required to wear face coverings at all times. Face coverings are also strongly recommended for visitors between the ages of 2 years and 6 years, per CDC guidelines.

• Maintain a safe social distance. Please maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet or more from other people. There will be social-distancing signage and directions throughout the Museum.

• Museum Shop Capacity. 15 shoppers maximum at any one time.

• Wash or Sanitize Hands. Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout our building, including in the Shop. We are conducting more frequent and enhanced cleaning.

• Do not enter if ill. We are asking all visitors who are sick or feel unwell to please stay home.

That's right, we open to the public for limited in-person shopping starting THIS THURSDAY!Learn more: nbm.org/visit
11/16/2020
Visit Washington DC

That's right, we open to the public for limited in-person shopping starting THIS THURSDAY!

Learn more: nbm.org/visit

The reopened gift shop at the National Building Museum, Strathmore’s virtual holiday market, DC Cocktail Week and more! 📷: IG/jyakscoe #MyDCcool

Did you know that the Museum Shop commissions special products? If you've enjoyed the #MuralsThatMatter exhibition on th...
11/04/2020

Did you know that the Museum Shop commissions special products? If you've enjoyed the #MuralsThatMatter exhibition on the National Building Museum's West Lawn, you can now have this 500-piece puzzle as a memento or as a gift for family and friends who can't make it to D.C. before the exhibition closes. Enjoy!

The #MuralsThatMatter exhibition continues on our West Lawn. To celebrate this great partnership with the Paints Institute and the DowntownDC BID, the National Building Museum Shop has commissioned a 500-piece puzzle. The package includes information about the partner organizations and the participating artists. Every sale benefits both the Museum and the P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute. Get your puzzle today.

http://bit.ly/MTMpuzzle

Find all you need to know about this exhibition on our website: mural images, interviews with the artists, our panel discussion, and more.

go.nbm.org/muralsthatmatter

ATTENTION, SHOPPERS. We are excited to announce that the Museum Shop will soon reopen in a /limited/ capacity for in-per...
10/22/2020

ATTENTION, SHOPPERS. We are excited to announce that the Museum Shop will soon reopen in a /limited/ capacity for in-person visits!

>>>>MEMBERS-ONLY ACCESS
Museum members can stop by the Shop starting Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Mark your calendars and please visit us on any of the following dates from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm:

• Tuesday, October 27
• Wednesday, October 28
• Thursday, October 29
• Tuesday, November 3
• Wednesday, November 4
• Thursday, November 5
• Tuesday, November 10
• Wednesday, November 11
• Thursday, November 12

We ask that you use the 4th Street NW loading dock entrance. Proper I.D. is required, and Members will need to sign in at the security desk. We will be providing temporary parking passes to Members, which you can pick up at the guard's desk. Parking in the Museum's lot is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that all other Museum entrances are closed, including F Street NW.

>>>>>PUBLIC ACCESS
Everyone can satisfy their shopping fix starting Thursday, November 19, 2020. Shop hours will be Thursdays through Saturdays, 11:00 am–3:00 pm. See the National Building Museum Visit page for more information. https://www.nbm.org/visit

>>>>>SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Due to Covid-19, new safety procedures and guidelines are in place to provide a safe and pleasant experience for visitors and staff.

• Face covering or mask required. Visitors age 6 years and older are required to wear face coverings at all times. Face coverings are also strongly recommended for visitors between the ages of 2 years and 6 years, per CDC guidelines.

• Maintain a safe social distance. Please maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet or more from other people. There will be social-distancing signage and directions throughout the Museum.

• Wash or Sanitize Hands. Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout our building, including in the Shop. We are conducting more frequent and enhanced cleaning.

• Do not enter if ill. We are asking all visitors who are sick or feel unwell to please stay home.

Thanks for your cooperation. We look forward to seeing you soon!

08/27/2020
ABC 7 News - WJLA

Yesterday ABC 7 News - WJLA visited the Museum for a taping of #OutsideTheClassroom. The Shop was featured during one segment, where we talked about a very cool and complex construction kit inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Watch the entire episode below!

OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM: Join us for another hour as teacher and ABC7 Meteorologist Ryan Miller shares some fun lessons for students while they're home from school.

Comment below!

Check out this new National Building Museum Spotlight on Design event featuring MASS Design Group. You can purchase the ...
08/10/2020

Check out this new National Building Museum Spotlight on Design event featuring MASS Design Group. You can purchase the firm’s monograph at http://nbmshop.org.

Our second virtual Spotlight on Design event takes place next week!

Join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 19, to celebrate a decade of mission-driven, humanitarian work by the nonprofit, Boston-based architecture studio MASS Design Group. Michael Murphy, a founding partner, shows how the firm’s mission—to research, build, and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and healing—is demonstrated in hospitals, schools, and memorials.

REGISTER HERE: http://go.nbm.org/massdesignspotlight

The program is moderated by Susan Piedmont-Palladino, curator of the exhibition Justice is Beauty: The Work of MASS Design Group, which will be available for viewing when the Museum opens to the public.

https://www.nbm.org/exhibition/justice-is-beauty/

This program will be $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers, and FREE for students. In addition, the event is worth 1.5 AIA-approved HSW (Health Safety Welfare) LUs. You can also purchase Mass Design's first monograph at the National Building Museum Shop.

https://bit.ly/MASSbookNBMShop

Image: Expecting mothers at the Maternity Waiting Village in Kasunga, Malawi. Credit: Iwan Baan.

Spotlight on Design is generously supported by the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family.

08/07/2020

A LEGO Architecture set is the perfect gift for design fans and budding builders of every age — and the Museum Shop has 10 options to choose from. Find them all on our website here: https://bit.ly/NBMShopLEGO

But don't delay: These sets have been retired by LEGO, and when all the sets we have are sold out, they won't be replaced!

Arc de Triomphe • Berlin Skyline • Buckingham Palace • Burj Khalifa • Chicago Skyline • Great Wall of China • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum • Sydney Skyline • U.S. Capitol • Venice Skyline

Happy constructing!

Facebook: Plant new life in style with our William Morris gardening sets. Choose from the British Arts and Crafts moveme...
06/11/2020

Facebook: Plant new life in style with our William Morris gardening sets. Choose from the British Arts and Crafts movement leader’s Bower or Leicester designed fork and trowel set or pruners. The fork and trowel set with a durable coating are perfect for digging, planting, and weeding. The garden pruners feature a safety catch and a non-stick coated blade capable of cutting stems up to 19mm in diameter. https://bit.ly/WMGardenTools

Ever wondered how people keep revolutionizing new ways to improve gardening and landscaping? “The Compendium of Amazing ...
06/04/2020

Ever wondered how people keep revolutionizing new ways to improve gardening and landscaping? “The Compendium of Amazing Gardening Innovations” outlines the advances that changed horticulture and the landscaping forever. The fascinating and amusing short entries are accompanied by charming specially created illustrations. This beautifully produced book is the ideal gift for the gardener in your life. #GardenWeek https://bit.ly/CompendiumGardeningInnovations

Bring the outdoors in with our TerrazzaTM Planters. The planter’s shell derives from the surface of the resilient floors...
06/02/2020

Bring the outdoors in with our TerrazzaTM Planters. The planter’s shell derives from the surface of the resilient floors the Romans used. Each planter comes with an acacia stand but does not need the stand to be functional. They also come in large and small, perfect for any space. #GardenWeek https://bit.ly/TerrazzaPlanter

You can’t throw a barbeque without some fun games. Pick out some from our various backyard wood games such as our Wooden...
05/29/2020

You can’t throw a barbeque without some fun games. Pick out some from our various backyard wood games such as our Wooden Yard Dice. These oversized dice are handmade of solid wood with hot-iron branded pips and a rich finish. The set contains six dice, a draw string jute bag for easy transport, and rules for several dice games. #NationalBarbecueMonth
https://bit.ly/WoodDice

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401 F St NW
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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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I'd like to order the NBM Neighborhood Puzzle mentioned in the 6/30/20 email I just received. Please respond. Mary Hewes (NBM member) [email protected]. thanks.
I loved putting together this beautiful new puzzle of photographs from the upcoming exhibition, Alan Karchmer: The Architects' Photographer!