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De Saisset Museum

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053
408 554 4528
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Ranked #15 of 18 Attractions in Santa Clara
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
Traveler Description: Isabel De Saisset (1875-1950) was the daughter of Pedro and Maria Palomares de Saisset, a prominent and very rich couple in the Santa Clara Valley... more »
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Santa Clara, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Disappointingly small and uninspired. I wish the Triton down the street would loan them some taste! The place is dark and poorly lit. The space is very badly layed out. The rooms are small, and there is no where to really sit and study a piece. It's right next to the Mission Santa Clara--and that just makes it worse, because... More

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Fremont, California
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1,227 reviews 1,227 reviews
772 attraction reviews
845 helpful votes 845 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a good art museum that is open for free on the Santa Clara University Campus. The permanent collections focus on 1) Mission Santa Clara de Asís History - the Mission itself is a couple minutes walk away from the museum. 2) Santa Clara Valley and Santa Clara University History They also have an exhibit that they normally change... More

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Dallas, TX
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106 reviews 106 reviews
17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is a wonderful find on the campus of Santa Clara University. If you are near or on campus, plan a visit to see a wide variety of art. Don't miss the Spanish Colonial exhibits on the lowest floor.

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Denver, CO
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62 reviews 62 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a great little gem that has some fascinating historical context for the town and mission of Santa Clara. The entire museum can be viewed and reviewed in 30-40 minutes.

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Berkeley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

This small museum just inside the campus entrance has had a variety of focused shows.

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San Jose, California
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22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

The top floor of the museum holds the non-permament collection which means...NO PHOTOGRAPHY!!!!!!! I, however, learned that the hard way and got followed around by noisy girls (who work there) the rest of the time I was there. I got a bit annoyed but that's how museums operate, pals! =) Lolz!!!!! The permanent collection (located on the bottom floor) allowed... More

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