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The Beat Museum

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The Beat Museum

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mini wrote a review Jan 2020
Fremont, California98,885 contributions3,824 helpful votes
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I purchased my ticket and went to see The Beat Museum. There is a very good movie oo the Beatnick Movement. Some of the names of the Beatnick movement are Jack Keruac, Allen Ginsberg, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Timothy Leary, Ken Keasey and so forth. The movie is worth seeing. Then on the 2nd floor are exhibits such as Allen Ginsberg's Organ, Banned Books Exhibit (City Lights Bookstore), and more. I found it well worth my time and with the ticket price being so reasonable, I find it a very fun thing to do. Staff is very helpful. There is also a store with books, etc, to buy if interesed.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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The Brown Daredevil wrote a review Dec 2019
Moreno Valley, California383 contributions56 helpful votes
Lots of books and I bought three myself for my own collection. Museum is quick yet not so well kept - there's a smell that's not appealing. Some may say it's the books I say it's the old everything that's not getting cleaned often. Once you get over that, it's an informative surrounding.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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HenryW wrote a review Dec 2019
Portland, Oregon283 contributions111 helpful votes
We worried that it might be tacky - it wasn't at all. In addition to an excellent 1 1/2 hour documentary film, we spent another hour touring the exhibits and chatting with the knowledgeable owners. An unexpected highlight of our 3 days in SF!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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georgia h wrote a review Oct 2019
98 contributions31 helpful votes
I lived inSF many years and find this museum ties things together very well, view the film which is included with admission
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Date of experience: October 2019
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joanp232 wrote a review Sep 2019
Phoenix, Arizona77 contributions8 helpful votes
This is an interesting g little museum. The museum houses artifacts and photos of all the principle characters of the beat movement. What a nice reminder and a good way to revisit the principle characters. We spent a good amount of time inside looking at the exhibits and viewing the film. I can’t help but wonder what they would do with what’s going on today. My daughter left the museum saying that she felt inspired to write. I was moved by the section on women. When asked why women are seemingly absent from the movement, someone answered that nonconformist women at the time were placed in mental institutions. Yes unfortunately that is true.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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