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Norton Simon Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to go on a hot day!

What a collection and building! We had a wonderful afternoon visiting the galleries and strolling... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hugetravelfan
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Chicagoan in Florida
Superb Museum

We last visited in 2011. The excellent collection was augmented with Titian's, Portrait of a Lady... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Sun City, Arizona
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a collection and building! We had a wonderful afternoon visiting the galleries and strolling the garden. The story of how this museum came to be is inspiring. Don't miss the informational film.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We last visited in 2011. The excellent collection was augmented with Titian's, Portrait of a Lady in White And... Once Upon a Tapestry, stories of Helen and Dido. Extensive Romanelli cartoons and tapestry of Death of Dido.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely midsize museum with an amazing collection. Sorry that the gardens were closed due to rain on the day of our visit. We really enjoyed the Asian collection, a special tapestry exhibit, and the modern portion of the collection. Highly recommend a visit to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite museums to visit. Absolutely love the sculpture garden- especially at night with the illuminations. Go check it out!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the sculpture garden and impressionist works. Great Degas collection. It’s a nice size museum to visit . Not overwhelming but a good collection, nice place to lunch also.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On-site parking. Good impressionist, post-impressionist, and other modern art collections. A number of Picasso, Monet, and Degas works. Very managable museum - a couple hours will easily let you see most works. Garden area has many fine sculptures, including several by Rodin.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There’s a lot to see at the Norton Simon and it’s best taken in bite-size chunks. So this day, we just sauntered around the sculpture garden on a late afternoon and savored the sculptures and nature in their restful garden with pond setting. Trees, sky,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To those of us who are captivated by alluring art the jewel in the crown of any and all visits to the gorgeous town of Pasadena, is, without a doubt, a visit to the magnificent and yet, preciously intimate, Norton Simon Museum. As we explore...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Take a look at the floor plan. To the left of the entrance is a wonderful collection of mostly French art; to the right European; lower level Asian. Nice cafe in a beautiful sculpture garden. Allow about 3 hours.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

A wonderful gem and a marvelous experience in Pasadena. My wife and I viewed the two current exhibitions: Titian's 'Portrait of a Lady in White' and 'Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Dido and Helen' and were so overwhelmed by the depth of them...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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$15-adult; $12-senior
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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
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