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Address: 5 Custom House Plz, Monterey State Historic Park, Monterey, CA 93940-2430
Phone Number: 831-372-2608
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dali Collection

Dali came to Monterey at the start of WWII and this museum has a very nice collection of both originals and copies. Right at Fisherman'so Wharf.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 8, 2016
Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an unbelievable display of the artwork of an important artist! This museum boasts pieces never before seen. There are paintings, drawings, watercolor, and sculptures. There is a movie, and many commentaries from which you learn more about the artist and the pieces that are displayed. A "must see" for any art enthusiast!!! Well, worth the $20 admission.

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Dali came to Monterey at the start of WWII and this museum has a very nice collection of both originals and copies. Right at Fisherman'so Wharf.

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Central CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Went here with a friend to see the newly donated Dali collection. It was a nice body of work made up of mostly lithographs and some woodcuts and etchings. There are many pieces here which most people have not seen including work influenced by Goya and also religious images. There are also several sexual images, so keep that in mind... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

I feel sorry for the gal who works here-it doesn't seem like a very traveled spot. The retail area seems to be going out of business with dwindling stock each time I visit.

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Potsdam, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

This museum is fairly small but has a lot of info on the area. It's also in a great location for exploring and for sampling the local eateries.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great place to see the nautical history of the Monterrey Bay Area. For lighthouse freaks they have a first order Freznel lens working on the second floor.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went to the Museum of Monterey and had a good time. First floor had some nice artwork and other things. Second floor had interesting historical displays. The outside balcony however was my favorite; it had a good view of Fisherman's Wharf (nice place to take a photo). Since it was Concourse d'Elegance in Monterey, it was also a good... More 

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Pleasanton, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

The museum is not expensive. The top floor has exhibits that provide a history lesson on the Monterey area. Yes, you could just read about it somewhere, but the exhibits give you things to look at as well. On the first floor, there is a mechanism from a lighthouse that is interesting. Other than that, there are art exhibits that... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a small museum next to the State Historical park in Monterey. It is a wonderful way to spend a few hours. There are 3 main exhibit areas: the atrium (where there was a great exhibit of photos of the bright colors of South America), a first floor exhibit hall (where the exhibit was of the life-sized whale photos... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

The museum was rated as one of the best in the world by the lady at the ticket desk so we paid our $8 each to go in. Frankly I would have been disappointed if it had been free! It is tiny, one room upstairs and a bunch of photos downstairs. There are 2 films showing in the theatre in... More 

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