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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 #22 of 55 things to do 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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504 reviews 504 reviews
288 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I may be a little spoiled with having the Minneapolis Institute of Art(which has a huge Asian exhibit) in my back yard and having just walked through the Bishop museum a few days prior in Honolulu. Admission runs $10 and the museum is nice, but I found it a bit underwhelming. The MIA is free and has a much larger... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I was there for a private tour and cocktail party. The staff were welcoming and the guided tour was fun and informative.

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
58 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a relatively small museum with a wide variation of subjects covered. This means that there's not many items on any particular subject. You can get some audio information about, maybe, one item or one subject in a room by making a phone call and adding a specific number code. There is interesting stuff here, but I can't say... More 

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Tustin, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
33 helpful votes 33 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
81 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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