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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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Lovely experience

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank victoriah185
Los Angeles, California
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1,607 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. ...

Thank David B L
Oxnard, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank jtdanza
Kenwood, California
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170 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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.

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

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

Thank T C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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.

Thank euroboundtraveler
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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 

Thank CarlisleOxnard
Westlake Vilage, Ca.
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Recent additions have made this small museum in the harbour even better. It is worth a visit if you are in the area. However, there is little for childern to do here. It should be made far more family friendly with more kids books, puzzles out and hands activities such as treasusre hunts for them.

Thank Mellietex
Oxnard, CA
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The maritime museum is a hidden gem. We enjoyed it so much we join so we can go back as often as we want!

Thank jmary553
Camarillo, California
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This place is best if you have kids, they'll love it. It's a small place packed with a couple of aquariums with the wildlife you can see along the shore and in tidepools, without the walking and (mostly) getting wet. Besides that, after you've made the tour, the beach and harbor and right there. Some nice food joints in the... More 

Thank Tvlr8

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