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Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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Address: 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone Number: 805-984-6260
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Activities: Wine tasting, Shopping, Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Channel Islands (Ventura County) Maritime Museum is a cultural and...
The Channel Islands (Ventura County) Maritime Museum is a cultural and scenic haven in the Channel Islands Harbor complete with world class maritime art, an armada of ship models and ocean breezes. The museum has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions. There is always something new to see. Hours 11-5 DailyAdmission$5.00 Adults, $4.00 Seniors Children $2.00 Members free
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Wonderful Little Museum!

I had a few hours free on a Sunday morning so headed to the museum. I arrived right when they opened and was escorted on a tour of the lower level by a great gentleman named... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Marion D
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I had a few hours free on a Sunday morning so headed to the museum. I arrived right when they opened and was escorted on a tour of the lower level by a great gentleman named Peter. The nautical art is incredible. An up close look at art from long ago and far away! The model ships are exquisite! The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Loved the 90 year old Volunteer who was so knowledgeable and gave us a fabulous tour. He had great energy

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OXNARD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is a treasure in CI Harbor and Oxnard! You will be amazed at all the wonderful history and beautiful art displays they have to share. They also host speakers and educational events that are incredible. Bring the family to CI Harbor and enjoy this jewel!

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Ventura, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I spend over two hours looking at the original paintings and models of old ships. The docent was very informative and his stories brought history to life. What amazed me was the amazing detail in the art work - i have included some photos of the actual ships and then zoomed in to see the detail. In addition to original... More 

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Los Altos, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I was really stunned at the quality of the collection. We went on a Sunday so there was a great docent, Peter on duty. Former Royal Navy and so passionate and helpful in historical sailing. Wow, I spent a lot more time there than expected and my 13 year old son loved it as well. A sleepy little museum I... More 

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Malibu, California, United States
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375 reviews 375 reviews
159 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Worth a 30 minute to 1 hour family visit with the kids. Plenty of shops nearby for added interest. Good local history spot.

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Carson City, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very interesting with many models, local artists' crafts/paintings, historical information. Docent was very informative with tales of items displayed. Located on marina; walk to beach (lovely sand) is very close.

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Fillmore, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I live locally. Had a Groupon and was off work due to broken foot. The Teen grandkids 15 16 were off and parent working from home. I was board to death an saw this. I had gone to their old location in1999. At that time they had a shuttle to Port Hueneme to see Capt Cooks Endeavor replica full sized... More 

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Los Angeles
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Worth the time to drive over; be sure to see both floors. The artwork is staggering. History comes alive, and the ship models are quite simply astonishing. Helpful, VERY nice staff, too -- guided tour will teach you a lot, or you can wander at your own pace. Lots of places to sit and ponder what's there, or to look... More 

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Oxnard, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nice place to visit and read and hear of the historical old ships. Situated right on the water at the Marina you get to learn about boats and also watch them go by in the beautiful Channel Islands Maritime Museum.

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