Morro Bay Maritime Museum

Morro Bay Maritime Museum

Morro Bay Maritime Museum
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Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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The Morro Bay Maritime Museum is operated by the Central Coast Maritime Museum Association, a registered public benefit 501(c)3 non profit corporation.
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Brian R
Bakersfield, CA130 contributions
this is a relatively new small museum on the end of the embarkadero that could be easily missed but it is well worth an hour or two. they have a small indoor display room but the real good stuff is outside with a huge deepsea rescue vessel out front and then 8-10 boats in the back you can check all out. And its all free with some real helpful docents. it is very kid friendly too.
Written July 16, 2022
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mini
Fremont, CA167,295 contributions
We had a fun time viewing the various exhibits at the Morro Bay Maritime Museum. We liked seeing the deep submergence rescue vehicle. We saw the Coast Guard Boat. We saw the Motor Vessel Alma. All were so interesting to see. There is more things to see too.

There is a free parking lot close by.
Written July 20, 2020
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Steve M
Auberry, CA135 contributions
I had seen the museum for many years but never stopped. It was very interesting. Great displays with great information. As a history buff I learned a lot about the California Central Coast that I did not know about.
Written June 27, 2021
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We are so glad you stopped by! Thanks for the great review.🙌⚓️
Written September 8, 2021
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LP044328
Banning, CA2 contributions
The Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) Avalon, Tug Boat “Alma” are my favorites. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. It's a nice little visit. Also, I suggest Dorn's Breakers Cafe nearby for a great meal and drinks.
Written June 13, 2021
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Thank you for your great review! 🙌⚓️
Written September 8, 2021
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA27,567 contributions
We stopped by but it wasn't open. Still, we enjoyed checking out the cool underwater rescue sub right out front. Will definitely go back!
Written March 3, 2020
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fkerm
Oceanside, CA13 contributions
Friends
This is the submarine in Hunt For Red October and Gray Lady Down! We were lucky enough to be able to tour the inside of the submarine, and interesting piece of history. I am looking forward to the opening of the Maritime Museum building!
Written September 6, 2014
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mini
Fremont, CA167,295 contributions
Couples
In the harbor area close to Morro Rock there are two historic maritime craft - one a historic Coast Guard Vessel and the other a deep submergence rescue vehicle. It was interesting seeing them and reading the informational signs about them. Its a free site to visit,
Written September 30, 2014
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Guy NorCal
Orangevale, CA123 contributions
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This is not a destination museum--at least as of now. They've big plans. For what this museum and tries to be, it is just fine. They pack much into a small building and have a very fun static display. It probably even be worth a short stop if you are on a long drive along the coast and the family is tired of riding in the car. Parking is free.

The indoor displays cover local and international elements: Francis Drake, World War II, California Indians, and divers. There is a small museum store and a little theater--very little. It was only open during weekends when I visited and it closed an hour early than what was posted. So be aware of the flexibility on the hours.

This is a great place for kids--boats on the outside and displays that are fairly quickly visited but very interesting on the inside. This is easily visited in an hour, probably less. Then visit the little bakery next door.
Written March 7, 2019
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mini
Fremont, CA167,295 contributions
Couples
We were happy to see an addition to the Morro Bay Maritime Museum. They added a World War Ii Tugboat. The Tugboat named Alma aided US troops. We also liked seeing the other two exhibits again. It is free to visit and by the road that takes one to Morro Rock, it takes just a few minutes to see, but is very interesting.
Written November 17, 2016
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CharleySays
Atascadero, CA2,501 contributions
The Maritime Museum is still a dream. It seems to me it has been in the funding zone for some time (years). I hope that the cycle to build the museum goes well. For now there is a DSRV and a coast guard boat on display. This provides an incredible opportunity to see up close and personal a real DSRV. Wow! read the history of the USS Thresher and why this submarine was built. Re live the thrilling movie The Hunt for Red October, and know that this is the machine that would have been used for rescue. Rather than spill all the beans, I will say stop by and enjoy the history in the future location of the Morro Bay Maritime Museum (planned at this time).
Written June 26, 2015
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  • Thu - Mon 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM