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Visiting California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica
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Situated in the heart of the city amongst the bustling bars and shops, the California Heritage Museum is one of the most wonderful places to visit in the city of Santa Monica. With numerous exhibitions representing multicultural facilities, the museum talks about the history, culture, and traditions of the people that comprise the community of California. Inhibited in a fancy building of the California Heritage Museum are innumerable paintings and displays which represent the daily life of the California people and their related history. Embrace the exotic bunch of unique exhibits and collections at the California Heritage Museum and get to discover an amazing collection of works of art by well-known artist all around the globe.

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A day at the California Heritage Museum

A day at the California Heritage Museum

The Tuesdays Gourmet Food Trucks at the California Heritage Museum

The Tuesdays Gourmet Food Trucks at the California Heritage Museum

The Tuesdays Gourmet Food Trucks at the California Heritage Museum is one of the must indulge activities and takes place every Tuesday in the museum. The usual timings for the activity are from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Every night on Tuesdays, a diverse and wide array of gourmet cuisines in food trucks bring along affordable and delicious food top one of the prior foods lots in the area of Santa Monica. Different trucks every week are showcased with several new menus and variations in food items. All of the trucks are parked in the Museum lawn where you can bring yourself f a sheet and a blanket. Relax under the stars and have finger-licking food from the various trucks offering delicious dishes. Bonus points on dogs being welcomed. There is a lot of parking space as well.

The Sunday Main Street Market at the California Heritage Museum

The Sunday Main Street Market at the California Heritage Museum

The Sunday Main Street Market activity by the California Heritage Museum is another amusing and fun way to spend the last day of your week. Started in the year 1995, the Sundays at the museum lawn brings you the best of the farmer's market feel right out on their lawn. The Sunday Market at the California Heritage Museum features some of the freshest produce of California along with freshly prepared food from the local restaurants of the Main Street of the city as well as the foods prepared with artisanal ingredients sourced from the farmers of California. This the most local you can get. These markets and food items include crepes, tea, coffee, pancakes, french pastries, omelettes, breads, breakfast burritos, and much more. Along with delicious cuisines, the museum also features famous weekly bands, balloon designing activities, face painting contests, bi-weekly cooking demonstrations, and much more. The Sunday Main Street Market is the best and the most fun place for you to come along with your family and friends for food, breakfast, community, and shopping.

The Museum Store in the California Heritage Museum

The Museum Store in the California Heritage Museum

The Museum Store at the California Heritage Museum includes numerous opportunities for the visitors to shop for. The items at the store include books, posters, photographs, clothing, jewelry, lithographs, and much more. Numerous items including pens, pencils, bracelets, rings, neck pieces, pairs of earrings, canvas, painting brushes, painting colors, ceramics, utensils, photographs of the city of the past, posters of famous celebrities and movies, shows, etc, books of famous authors of the local, the country and the best of the world, t-shirts, pants, caps, tops, baby clothes, shoes, sneakers, women footwear, key rings, and many other accessories. The shop is must visit if you are a huge fan of collectibles and would like to savor a travel memory along with you to your home.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

The California Heritage Museum can be booked online through this website.

How To Get Around?

The California Heritage Museum can be accessed only on foot as it does not allow any other kind of transportation.

What Should I Wear?

Wear a pair of pants along with a loose shirt and carry a shrug along with layers for winters. A scarf can complete the look. Carry a small clutch and a hat.


Best Time to Visit

The California Heritage Museum remains open from Wednesday to Sunday and remains closed on Monday and Tuesday. The office of the museum is, however, open on all days but on Tuesdays, only the event of Tuesday Nights can be attended and not the premises of the museum can be accessed. The timings from Wednesday to Sunday are 11 am to 4 pm. The last admission can be made by 3.30 pm.


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Will I Need a Guide?

A guide will not be needed as this website will guide you about all the things.

How To Get There?

You can rent a regular taxi to reach the place. Bicycles will also be a great option. You can take a trolley or a public bus as well from the airport.

Additional Info

Do not touch the exhibits of not allowed. Use mobiles and cameras only if permitted. Carry a water bottle. Entry is free, so place gets crowded. Make sure you visit the museum at an early time of the day because evenings attract more crowds. Do not carry weaponry items in the museum. Carry all your important travel documents with you at all times.

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