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Pacific Asia Museum

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Address: 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone Number: 626-449-2742
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The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts...

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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Good place to spend an hour

Excellent collection of Asian artefacts. Nice gift shop. Free parking, a great advantage in Pasadena! The courtyard is absolutely lovely and worth dropping in just to sit and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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San Diego, CA
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Pasadena, California
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Pacific Asia Museum was recently taken over by the University of Southern California, assuring its long-term future. The museum is housed in a building in the style of a grand Chinese residence, and includes a permanent collection as well as visiting exhibitions. It is one of the few places in Southern California where one can regularly see outstanding Asian... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Smallish, but in a great old building with a unique collection of Oriental Art Forms..The Parking is difficult, but I like the Exhibits..

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Thank Aston B
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lovely collection of Asian art housed in an interesting building, well worth the time. I like smaller museums for ease of visiting and time to focus on fewer pieces, not a blur as are some larger museums. Also, I love museum shops, and this one has a fabulous range of gifts from wearable to fanciful - really excellent choices.

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Thank andiandi1
San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Excellent collection of Asian artefacts. Nice gift shop. Free parking, a great advantage in Pasadena! The courtyard is absolutely lovely and worth dropping in just to sit and enjoy. Friendly staff. This is my second visit and did not disappoint.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Beautiful museum with full of Asian arts and crafts. Loved the view inside the building. Great place to take kids very artistic and educative. Whenever I go I see it full with kids and their parents.

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Thank Seema P
Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

the Pacific Asian Museum is tucked away in Pasadena California on Los Robles, a small but fascinating space. The Museum was the creation of a dedicated woman, and presents an interesting story of the Asian culture. Each of the items on display is indicative of the time and place of its origin. I have been in much larger collections of... More 

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Burbank, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The museum: Good collection of Asian art works and "treasures". Very informative and educational. Very small museum compared to other museums in LA. Admission: $15. The Parking: Private lot (FREE) or Street metered parking

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Fairport, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I took a chance on this museum on a Sunday a.m. What a gem of a museum. Small, but very nice exhibits. Not exhausting to get through, but just right for a "fit in".

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Thank chatakwa
Portola Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I am truly a lover (female) of the Asian Museum in Pasadena. We did not have a full day to stay but everything we saw was great. The museum is not huge and one is able to view almost everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

I love this museum! It may be small but they have a wonderful variety of Pacific Asian Art collection. And, the Courtyard Garden is beautiful and peaceful. It's a gem in my visit in Pasadena.

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