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Ventura County Museum of History & Art

100 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2607
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Local history mother lode

The Ventura County Museum has long been a favorite. Their featured exhibitions change often and are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ventura, California
Small but nice

For a local, small town type of museum, this is a lovely building and grounds and does a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Los Angeles, California
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100 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2607
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ventura County Museum has long been a favorite. Their featured exhibitions change often and are always well done. Newly remodeled, the museum is beautiful. The added meeting/conference space is a gift to the community. Special events there keep us coming back. There is always...More

Thank slorraine0930
Reviewed 4 July 2017

For a local, small town type of museum, this is a lovely building and grounds and does a wonderful job of the exhibits it gets. It would be nice to get some of the more famous items that its northern neighbor in Santa Barbara gets,...More

1  Thank AJD50
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This was our first time visiting a museum where close to 50% of the exhibits were outside due to the Californian weather. We found that it covered the local history and had some modern images on display also.

Thank DanMcG_media
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We visited the newly reopened museum today. Parts of the museum are very appealing; the rock wall in front, the mosaics and murals, the wonderful art collection. There is an educational area for children. In a separate room there is the display of historical figures;...More

2  Thank Elesem57
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are looking for a little of Ventura's history, this is the place. If you need a nice and spacious venue for your event, this is the place too!

Thank SoCalBroker
Reviewed 29 July 2016

or grand children. Enclosed, so it's safe from the street. Areas just for the children. It's not so big that you feel overwhelmed. Good exhibits and the docents are very knowledgeable.

Thank jtdanza
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My last visit was as a volunteer for World Ocean Day. This museum is in a convenient location (on Main Street across from Mission San Buenaventura). And afterward, you can walk to the beach (4 blocks away).

2  Thank LwindVta
Reviewed 29 May 2016

since 13,000 BC. The museum appears more for locals . I expected more in the chumosh natives if spelled correctly. Apparently, the Chumosh lived on the Channel Islands since 13,000 BC. I wanted to learn more about them ans not musical instruments. For the price...More

2  Thank Larain S
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We had originally planned to visit another museum but it was closed. The exhibits were varied with an interesting special exhibit of musical instruments. The historical displays helped answer questions regarding the native populations & the early community. A room featuring a local artist was...More

1  Thank Gail F
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Very small museum across from the Mission. Stopped in on our way to the mission and it was worth the time. Really liked the George Stuart doll collection about the diamond necklace.

Thank JimmyJackk
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