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“Museum keeps getting better and better” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Art & History

Museum of Art & History
705 Front St., Santa Cruz, CA
831-429-1964
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Ranked #18 of 33 attractions in Santa Cruz
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
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Owner description: Native American pottery and modern beach photos all on exhibit.
Aptos, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Museum keeps getting better and better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Always enjoy this museum. They seem to update exhibits frequently. Many activities for kids! Check the changing exhibits and don't miss the free day once a month.

Visited March 2012
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Benicia, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice collection of local history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Great place to get a feel for Santa Cruz history through the decades.

Visited June 2012
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Santa Cruz, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Check the schedule for a unique exhibit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

If you catch one of their really good exhibits, you will see something not available anywhere else -- the local history is fascinating and rich, and worth a visit if you have the time.

Visited October 2011
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Santa Cruz, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“converted prison makes great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Fabulous new director has lifted this museum up from boring to fabulous and fun.

Visited May 2012
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Santa Cruz
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“An affordable little gem of a museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

A small but bright and interesting museum with three (four) levels of small galleries. There's also a small rooftop deck with some sculpture you should check out. One of the larger galleries is dedicated to Santa Cruz County history. If you like history, you'll probably love this permanent exhibit as it details Santa Cruz's beginnings as a collection of lime and timber camps, to a seaside getaway in the early 1900's. Admission is just $5 for adults, $3 for kids. Definitely worth a visit! You could cover it all in about an hour to hour and a half.

Visited March 2012
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