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Pacific Asia Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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nice place to visit

If you like Asian art, this is a good place to visit, although the Indian holdings are not better... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Claremont, California
Delightful Asian Gallery

A small gallery offering some wonderful artifacts from south east asia, the pacific islands, the... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Toronto, Canada
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The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts and culture of the Pacific Islands and Asia in order to promote appreciation of these cultures.
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46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2071
+1 626-449-2742
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I first heard about the Pacific Asia Museum from an associate who lives in Ventura, California. He mentioned it when we visited the Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena and I immediately added it to my must photograph list. As it turned out this year...More

2  Thank mharrsch
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Reviewed 24 December 2007

There is one woman who works here, that needs to find another job. The museum would really do well to show her the door. Truly she belongs in the unemployment line... in Siberia. Very unfriendly, unwelcoming, rude and loud. The rest of the staff seemed...More

2  Thank greatestdog
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Along with The Norton Simon Museum and the soon to close its doors Pasadena Museum of California Art this small museum ...housed in a replica of a 19th century Mandarin's house ... lifts Pasadena into not only its fame as the "Rose City" but into...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Interesting collection of changing exhibits of art from Asian countries in a 2 story courtyard building.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

If you like Asian art, this is a good place to visit, although the Indian holdings are not better than the Norton Simon nearby. Still, well worth a visit to check things out.

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

A small museum with well described items clearly divided into multiple sections: Japan, China, Korea, India, Pacific Islands etc. I actually enjoyed what I think was an area dedicated to the kids most of all, “The Silk Road”. I learned so much about the Silk...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

I have been a member for many years but this was my first visit since a year and a half long restoration. While we are members, we came on free Sunday just because it fit our schedule. It was not crowded and we enjoyed our...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

A small gallery offering some wonderful artifacts from south east asia, the pacific islands, the Himalayas and a silk road exhibit. The building has the look of a Chinese Imperial palace and has a beautiful courtyard and pond. Renovations seem to be ongoing and it...More

1  Thank Z3209AAbrunos
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We had a few hours to spare so we decided to visit this museum. Its right in the Colorado Blvd area. The museum outlined the history of the different Chinese dynasties. But it is not limited to Asia. There was a special exhibition on Mexican...More

Thank DMUH
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a small museum of Asian history, concentrating on religious artifacts of Asian regions. It's mainly of interest to people who have traveled to these areas and have some familiarity with the people and the places of Asia; we found several things in the...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a super good museum for Asian art. Art from all over the Asian countries. Currently there's a massive renovation going on in this museum. Imagine a super good museum becoming even better great excellent.

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is such an excellent place to go and get some quick culture for a date or even for a day to day thing. There is so much here that if you want a quick glance you can def so that or if you want...More

Thank Goshen747
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