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Norton Simon Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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A treasure and well worth the visit

Start with the film on Norton Simon and how he came to collect such wonderful art. The collection... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Unbelievably great museum!

This is a great art museum, which is, for some unclear reason, is heavily underrated. I have been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexander K
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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 2 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely museum that would likely be the star of anytown,USA, but there are so many truly outstanding museums in the greater LA are, this museum only gets four stars.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Start with the film on Norton Simon and how he came to collect such wonderful art. The collection is divided between Asian and European. The European ranges from early religious art to contemporary and a tremendous sculpture collection with several Moores and Rodins. The descriptions...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great art museum, which is, for some unclear reason, is heavily underrated. I have been to Los Angeles and Pasadena many times, but this year I visited this museum and enjoyed it as much as one can enjoy an art museum.

Thank Alexander K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent collection of 20th century art. Van Gogh, Degas, Cezanne, Picasso, Renoir. Treasure trove of ancient South Asian sculpture. The gardens, which were recently redesigned, are a joy to visit. Stroll through, have a coffee, sit in one of the quiet alcoves by the pond....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating selection of artwork Intellectually stimulating Kid friendly Great for art lovers and enthusiasts Highly recommended Lectures are remarkable Will definitely visit again soon

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Group of friends spending Sunday morning viewing the magnificent art! My buddy from school kept reminding me that this is what we studied over 20 years ago... don’t miss it!

Thank Mimi C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

IMO, this little place has much better holdings than the Getty Center museum. Great Indian sculptures, really nice holdings by nearly all the masters from Rembrandt through the Impressionists, also some local California artists. One of my favorite places to visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is small, but it has something for everyone. Asian art, modern art, impressionist art & medieval art can all be found in thus museum. The outdoor patio is a must stop. The garden & lake are beautiful & it's a lot of fun...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tons of masterpieces to be seen in this little gem of a museum. I was glad we got to see a film about Norton Simon before touring the museum. I was just awestruck at the scope of art in this relatively small museum. There is...More

Thank sazoram
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, easy to find, within walking distance from restaurants & shops. Amazing collection of art beautifully displayed. Could have easily spent an entire afternoon. Well worth the price of admission. Glad I left the children elsewhere, as this is not a place for them.

Thank Carmen W
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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
March 18, 2016|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
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
February 22, 2015|
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Response from Stuart L | Reviewed this property |
Also - don't miss the Huntington Gardens and museums just down the road