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Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art

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Great Orientation Opportunity for the Area

A convenient and historically interesting attraction in the town center. Displays were visually... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Palos Verdes Estates, California
Great Visit!

Our first stop after arriving in Ojai, we were delighted to be warmly greeted by Pam. She gave us... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Burbank, California
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The Ojai Valley Museum highlights the history, art and culture of the valley through museum exhibitions, programs and events. Housed in a National Register Building (originally the St. Thomas Acquinas Church) the museum includes semi-permanent...more
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130 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-3212
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

A convenient and historically interesting attraction in the town center. Displays were visually appealing and interesting. My group of 12 friends took advantage of a private tour led by two excellent volunteer docents. This included a historical walking tour in downtown Ojai.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PVJune
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Our first stop after arriving in Ojai, we were delighted to be warmly greeted by Pam. She gave us the low down on local arts, restaurants, upcoming events and more. It was a delight to get to know the town through a local's eyes while...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Merlo28
Reviewed July 20, 2018

We were there in May 2016. for wedding. Stopped in with family to check the art display. It was good but, not what we expected, looking for more historical information. We did enjoy are time there though.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cynthiar4321
Reviewed July 11, 2018

On a hot morning this gave us a chance to get a flavor of the town. It's built in the former Catholic Church and is still a bit hushed, but worth the time and the donation, if you have it!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed April 13, 2018

I went during the Scorched Souls exhibit that was specific to the Thomas Fire. The exhibit touched my soul. It was beautiful and heart-wrenching at the same time.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

This is a small and do-able museum with easy to read and well-written pieces of the Ojai story accompanied by interesting photos and graphics. The museum exhibits different local artists through the year. Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in the local lore...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Caroltod
Reviewed February 26, 2018

The Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art is a superb small museum. Hours are 10am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm. There are beautiful sculptures on the front grounds, benches for a quiet conversation, and there is parking in the back. Quality exhibits change regularly, and the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank sharonwestmd
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Many communities have local museums to tell their story and Ojai's is truly a gem. Set in a delightful classical Spanish-style church building right in downtown Ojai, the permanent display is a perfect introduction for visitors to the Ojai Valley with both natural history and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank William B
Reviewed November 29, 2017

A nice museum perfectly housed in a former California Spanish colonial style structure, with lots of information about Ojai, the area, Spanish history, Chumash Indians and Nature aspects. Time we’ll spe and very informative! Enjoy.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank David B L
Reviewed November 8, 2017

A historical section as you walk in, fun and interesting--but if you just want to see the latest art exhibition, it's a beautifully curated open space. The opening receptions are great fun and often open to the courtyard in back. A big plus for a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Cindy B
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April 6, 2016|
Response from cucinista24 | Reviewed this property |
Ojai has a farmer's market on Sundays from 9-1. You could pick up a bag of local pixie tangerines there and mingle with locals. A best-bet inexpensive lunch (11-4) is Ojai Tortilla House on Signal, just across from Libby... More