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Norton Simon Museum

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World Class, Perfect

Magnificent museum. Entry cost is very reasonable for the quality of the holdings. The film about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ocean City, Maryland
Marvelous European, Asian and American Masterpieces

Many Los Angelenos haven’t heard of this gem of a museum in the heart of Pasadena, and they’re... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Huntington Beach, California
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The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the...more
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411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent museum. Entry cost is very reasonable for the quality of the holdings. The film about Simon himself is interesting and revealing. If you do nothing else in Pasadena -- GO.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many Los Angelenos haven’t heard of this gem of a museum in the heart of Pasadena, and they’re missing out. With a full range of world-class European paintings, you’ll recognize plenty of Degas, Van Gogh, Pisarro, Rembrandt, Picasso, El Greco, Boticcelli and Rafael masterpieces to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I am a huge fan of LACMA, Th Getty Museum, the Broad and others in Southern California, the Norton Simon Museum is truly a peaceful spectacular to soak up anytime you can linger in Pasadena for the day. Classics, masterpieces, modern and more, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BFF and DP spend about 2 hours here, it’s a great museum with a little of bit everything. Fascinating selection of Buddhist, Indian art and great artwork. Something for everyone. We also purchased the audio tour well worth the additional 3 dollars. The man at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

They have many events and first Friday's are free. Nice snack area with wine and an incredible book store.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We were headed to another event and had a few hours so we checked out the Norton Simon Museum. It was very impressive. Well designed. The collection is beautiful but it doesn't take long to view most of the exhibits (if you don't read every...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We love going to the Norton Simon Museum. Our children are 5 and 9 and love learning about all of the art.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Nicole G
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Norton Simon Museum is a great place to take anyone 5 years and up has so much to see so much to learn.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

Paint in the gardens or stop in for a glass of wine at the cafe. Go for the Art and stay for a causal lunch. It is a beautiful museum and a must for art lovers.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trail606111
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful museum housing some lovely paintings and sculptures, some of which is very old, especially the collection from India, Pakistan and other parts of Asia. The Asian collection is large and well displayed in this week laid out museum. For anyone instated in Asian...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 28, 2018|
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Response from tennisman2016 | Reviewed this property |
$15-adult; $12-senior
December 8, 2016|
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Response from jelico8 | Reviewed this property |
Per their website: Adults $12.00 Seniors (ages 62 and above) $9.00 Children (ages 18 and under) Free Students with valid I.D. Free
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Monday - 12 pm - 5 pm Tuesday - Closed Wednesday 12 pm - 5 pm Thursday 12 pm - 5 pm Friday 11 am - 8 pm Saturday 11 am - 8 pm Sunday 11 am - 8 pm