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Museum of Monterey

5 Custom House Plz, Monterey State Historic Park, Monterey, CA 93940-2430
+1 831-372-2608
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Fun Museum especially during Concourse d'Elegance

We went to the Museum of Monterey and had a good time. First floor had some nice artwork and other... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2014
mini
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Fremont, California
Great place to learn the history of the area

The museum is not expensive. The top floor has exhibits that provide a history lesson on the... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2014
Jamaica_Jeff
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Pleasanton, CA
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5 Custom House Plz, Monterey State Historic Park, Monterey, CA 93940-2430
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We went to the Museum of Monterey and had a good time. First floor had some nice artwork and other things. Second floor had interesting historical displays. The outside balcony however was my favorite; it had a good view of Fisherman's Wharf (nice place to...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 13 June 2014

The museum is not expensive. The top floor has exhibits that provide a history lesson on the Monterey area. Yes, you could just read about it somewhere, but the exhibits give you things to look at as well. On the first floor, there is a...More

Thank Jamaica_Jeff
Reviewed 24 August 2013

This is a small museum next to the State Historical park in Monterey. It is a wonderful way to spend a few hours. There are 3 main exhibit areas: the atrium (where there was a great exhibit of photos of the bright colors of South...More

4  Thank Betsey A
Reviewed 27 July 2013

The museum was rated as one of the best in the world by the lady at the ticket desk so we paid our $8 each to go in. Frankly I would have been disappointed if it had been free! It is tiny, one room upstairs...More

4  Thank Twogirls_7
Reviewed 3 July 2013 via mobile

This museum was fascinating! The life size photos of whales were amazing and reading about how the photos were made was just as interesting as the photos . The maritime exhibit upstairs was extremely interesting and full of wonderful artifacts. The history of Monterey is...More

1  Thank joyfulevermore
Reviewed 27 April 2013 via mobile

For the $5 bucks the best part is the lighthouse. Other than that, not much to see. I dont remember the art exhibit they had there but it was of missions.

1  Thank soulmusiq
Reviewed 20 April 2013

This museum is just across from Fisherman's Wharf and only $5. I went to see the "Beautiful Whale" exhibit with some amazing lifesize photos of whales (there are plenty of benches so you can sit and contemplate what you're seeing), but as you walk in...More

1  Thank edwardsmom24
Reviewed 7 April 2013

When I went had exhibit on the 60s era & upstairs about Cannery Row from 1800s to Today, nautical fare, etc Museum could be bigger & house more exhibits & use Hi Tech to explain exhibits. Day I went they had a Dodge Chrysler car...More

Thank spacetourist
Reviewed 25 March 2013

I have lived in monterey for many years and I never knew this was here. For $5 very interesting and worth a look. The staff was very nice and the man on the second floor explaining the exhibits was very passionate about his job.

Thank Hey1991
Reviewed 5 February 2013

Too expensive for what it has to offer. The computers were down when I got there so I had to pay on my way out. The computers were still down as I was leaving and the process of paying was way too long. The day...More

Thank Lori S
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