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Ventura County Museum of History & Art

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Address: 100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-653-0323
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My last visit was as a volunteer for World Ocean Day. This museum is in a convenient location (on Main Street across from Mission San Buenaventura). And afterward, you can walk to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My last visit was as a volunteer for World Ocean Day. This museum is in a convenient location (on Main Street across from Mission San Buenaventura). And afterward, you can walk to the beach (4 blocks away).

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

since 13,000 BC. The museum appears more for locals . I expected more in the chumosh natives if spelled correctly. Apparently, the Chumosh lived on the Channel Islands since 13,000 BC. I wanted to learn more about them ans not musical instruments. For the price it is worth it but needs more Chumosh artifacts.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We had originally planned to visit another museum but it was closed. The exhibits were varied with an interesting special exhibit of musical instruments. The historical displays helped answer questions regarding the native populations & the early community. A room featuring a local artist was captivating and caused me to spend more time in the museum than I had anticipated.... More 

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Very small museum across from the Mission. Stopped in on our way to the mission and it was worth the time. Really liked the George Stuart doll collection about the diamond necklace.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is a very small museum, with only a few rooms of displays. But what they do is very well done. I enjoyed the musical instruments exhibit as well as the historical figures gallery. Admission is very reasonable, especially if you ask for the AAA or student discount. The exhibits change regularly, so I will make a point of stopping... More 

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Located across the street from the Mission, this museum was a surprise find. It had very good exhibits, including one of historical dolls telling a story and a movie about the artist and the making of historically accurate dolls.

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Rutland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Warm welcome - inexpensive entry fee - smart and clean building and displays. What it did it did very well, Music, guitars, drum making and some wind instruments. Videos - excellent External garden and displays needed some TLC and the introduction of bigger bushes and trees - to make it interesting. The Gallery with a French history diorama was excellent... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I love coming here to see the permanent collections and to see various ever-changing new art exhibits.

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Ojai, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This place should not call itself a museum. They have one small gallery area, and a huge Pavilion used mostly for Fund Raising events. This place only seems interested in raising money, not offering anything geared to the community it supposedly serves. The staff is very weird. Spoke with their Marketing person at an event. She was extremely inappropriate, almost... More 

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The museum of Ventura County is in a rather plain looking building across and down from the Mission. Your first tip is to drive about 100 yards north of the mission and park opposite the Museum of Ventura. There are a group of 4 parking spots that are free! Not the park and pay back into old town. Additionally the... More 

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