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Address: 2324 Alameda Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501-4503
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+1 510-521-1233
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Sun 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Fri 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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small local museum divided

divided into 3 sections museum depicting the history of Alameda gift store of donated old and new items and a gallery where local artists can display their work

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 20, 2016
alameagirl
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

divided into 3 sections museum depicting the history of Alameda gift store of donated old and new items and a gallery where local artists can display their work

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Yes! It small (like our island) but well organized, full of delightful memorabilia and displays, and staffed by knowledgeable volunteers. Well worth a visit if you are a visitor or a local.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I stop in whenever in town, stoked w/ historical items such as a bicycle built for 5, a replica of an early 1900's dental office & some well priced antiques. Never know what you will find.

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Alameda, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

This place is a great source for vintage tsotchkes to decorate your Victorian. It's got a little bit of victorian stuff in the back, the one cool thing is their depiction of how a kitchen looked back in the 19th century. My kids really enjoyed talking about that and how technology has changed. The kitchen gave them a really concrete... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Alameda museum is a fantastic little museum. It's a place where you can find a huge collection of Alameda artifacts all collected up in one place. This little museum does what the Internet usually doesn't: it puts all the pictures and artifacts into context. Nearly everything in this museum, as with most museums, is pictured somewhere on the internet with... More 

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great displays of Alameda history and furnishings during the Victorian era and also Phyllis Diller was born here. There is also a House Museum on Alameda avenue that is open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Tour the historic home with wonderful docents with information on its owner.

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Vaison-la-Romaine, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2015

Interesting displays and dedicated volunteers make this museum a nice place to visit. Check out the times they are open as they are limited. Worth a drop in.

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2014

This could be a great museum but for now it's a tiny storefront with items from early Alameda on display. Don't get me wrong, it's still interesting and has a lot of items to see from Alameda's heyday past and it's free but they do have a donation jar. One of my favorite things on display was a book of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visited the Alameda Museum on a special fund-raising day during which Phyllis Diller, an ex-Alameda navy wife, was celebrated with high style. Folks in Diller-like dress, vintage clothing sale were both particularly fun. This museum is tiny, but filled with local flavor--worthwhile if you want local Alameda insight.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

A wonderful small museum on srteet level with permanent displays of "rooms" assembled from local furniture & furnishings. Many costumes and items from Neptune Beach Park. All well researched with plenty of explanations. Large gift shop from local donations has sheet music, lace, ceramics, linens, books and lots of unique items from "the old days" at very reasonable prices. Close... More 

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