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Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
626-449-2742
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Ranked #20 of 28 attractions in Pasadena
Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Carmel, CA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
27 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This lovely building houses a small museum, a nice gift shop and a sensational courtyard. The design of the building is superb! It's a great find for an out-the-way place, and we highly recommend stopping by,

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CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Like everything else in Pasadena worth visiting, closed on Tusday. Just when had made special trip to city. There is a conspiracy to close things down all at once here, which has driven me away forever.

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Pasadena, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Well-put together, tiny collection. There's just not that many notable pieces, maybe one or two Buddhist images that were alright.

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Pasadena, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The art and artifacts tell stories that add to cultural and historical understanding. Beautiful some statues overwhelming in power and beauty. Smallish museum very near the Pasadena Museum of California art.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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178 reviews 178 reviews
64 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We wandered around the museum which is small but has some great items and then attended a talk by one of the curators which featured two paintings and was, we found, very interesting. We were also provided with Starbucks coffee as part of the fee for the talk. The only disappointment was that, by the time we were leaving, a... More

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Pasadena, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is not a small time museum. The have a huge collection of things worth seeing. We have been back at least six times and always enjoyed it.

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Altadena, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
91 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

10.11.13 We visited on Pasadena Art Night when it was free for all between 6-10pm. Their normal hours are Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm. Tickets are $10 for Adults, $7 for Students and Seniors, free for children 11 years and under. This museum is in dire need of an upgrade. The exhibit rooms are small, the artifacts themselves are mostly very small, not... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This place didn't feel like a museum per se. It felt more like we were walking through an old office building that had several empty rooms with artifacts hanging on the walls. There wasn't much variety, it seemed like we were looking at similar types of artifacts in every room. There was free parking in an open uncovered lot next... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is not a large collection and much of it is "same old, same old". The rooms seemed over large for the content, some of it quite random. Staff seemed to think they were high class university researchers and were pompous and unwelcoming. The "arty" gift shop seemed to be thriving - selling cheap imports at highly inflated prices! My... More

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Pasadena, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Pacific Asia Museum at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena displays arts and cultural artifacts in an historic building in Pasadena. This is a fairly small museum and can be enjoyed in several hours without crowds or fatigue. Each gallery focuses on the art of a specific country or region in Asia or the Pacific. Some displays are fairly... More

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