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Address: 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone Number: 805-984-6260
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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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The little museum that could

For a small facility, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum has very high-quality exhibits and tour guides, or docents, who are thoroughly expert. Its model ships, which are the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Judy93035
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a small facility, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum has very high-quality exhibits and tour guides, or docents, who are thoroughly expert. Its model ships, which are the core attraction, are big, incredibly detailed and authentic re-creations of famous historic sailing ships. Dozens of these were donated by the family of a single model-maker who sometimes spent years on a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not expecting such an amazing museum when we popped in here. It was relocated here 3 years ago apparently, to the site of a former restaurant. It is spacious with glorious views. The exhibits, paintings, and model boats are first class. The docents were plentiful and extremely knowledgeable. We had a delightful visit.

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Thank slowfoodslowfood
Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This is a new addition to Channel Island Harbor. It is great for all ages and is a must do spot when visiting the harbor...within steps of restaurants,walking paths,overlooks the harbor and ample,free parking

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Thank Jim L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We were offered a tour by a docent. Be sure to take it. They tell stories you don't read on the plaques.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

It's a great place to get immersed in maritime themes and displays - perfect setting for this near harbor venue. Delightful collection of ship models and various nautical items. Delightful for all ages. ...

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Thank David B L
Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

500 years of art is on display. Beautiful hand-built models by Ed Marple. There are knowledgeable docents who can give you some history. Great area for kids! Bone models made from prisoners are on display. Really a great, fun place to spend a few hours.

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Thank jtdanza
Kenwood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Very interesting. Good hands on things for the kids and fascinating information for the interested adult.

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Thank Kris132
Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Small but very nice museum with many interesting exhibits. I also enjoyed the evening speaker program.

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Thank T C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A quick visit. The museum has knowledgable guides who know their material. It is mainly ship models of various sea going craft.

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Oxnard
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum moved into a beautiful venue. Parking is easy and the museum is a great place to spend time. It's chock full of beautiful artwork, model ships, written history, and much, much more. Although I've never thought of myself as someone who was interested in these things, I found that the time flew by because there... More 

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