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Pacific Asia Museum

Address: 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone Number: 626-449-2742
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Ranked #16 of 26 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts and culture of the...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts and culture of the Pacific Islands and Asia in order to promote appreciation of these cultures.

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Tustin, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Pacific Asia Museum is small, but it has a wonderful collection of Asian art. The building that contains the art is as beautiful and interesting as the art. This is definitely worth a visit.

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Pasadena, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I liked the building at least as much as the Asian art collections housed here. The exhibits need to be displayed better. Perhaps the new owners, USC will do an upgrade. Go and check out the building.

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Pasadena, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You can go through this place in an hour and see most everything, similar to the Norton Simon, also in Pasadena. It is just beautiful.

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Sacramento, California
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179 reviews 179 reviews
80 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited the Asia Museum around Thanksgiving. We've been there a couple of times before, and came to see the special exhibitions and kill some time. One nice feature of the museum is that they are open kind of late on Saturday and Sunday, until 6PM. They also have a free parking lot for museum visitors. The museum is a... More 

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California
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1,614 reviews 1,614 reviews
1,040 attraction reviews
535 helpful votes 535 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a wonderful little museum with beautiful relics from Asia and the Pacific, in a really lovely building with peaceful patio garden.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Small niche museum good for a half day visit. Interesting presentation and good introduction to the East Asian countries for those thinking of a visit. Good and peaceful place to spend an afternoon or evening.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The collection is extensive and covers a wide range of eras and geographical areas. I took a class there and learned a lot. Try to go when they have a guided tour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great collection that adds to understanding of the history of the Pacific rim countries. Not to be missed if you have any interest in Asian art and culture.

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Santa Clarita, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Such a hidden Museum, for all to share. The staff, are quite and do not interrupt your visit. I think everyone should take time to visit. Your not rushed as you walk through throug exhibits, and no pressure to leave.

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Springfield, Oregon
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I first heard about the Pacific Asia Museum from an associate who lives in Ventura, California. He mentioned it when we visited the Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena and I immediately added it to my must photograph list. As it turned out this year I had business in Los Angeles once again so scheduled a day to visit the... More 

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