Santa Monica History Museum

Santa Monica History Museum

Since 1988 the Santa Monica History Museum has worked to share the rich, diverse history of Santa Monica.

Our historical collections are comprised of over one million items, including the personal historical collection of Senator John P. Jones, co-founder of Santa Monica, and the archives of the Santa Monica Outlook Newspaper (1875-1998). With over six hundred thousand rare photographs, the Museum has one of the most extensive image archives in Southern California and includes the photo collections of well-known photographers Bill Beebe, Bob Smith, George Tate, Justine Hill, and author Fred Basten.

The Museum has six galleries. Past exhibits include People of the Earth: Life and Culture of Tongva, California’s Route 66, All is Possible: Women’s Suffrage in California, Warriors of Flames Santa Monica Fire Department 125th Anniversary.

In addition to exhibits, we offer programming and tours for schools and youth groups, special events, lectures, and children’s workshops. We are located in beautiful downtown Santa Monica, within easy walking distance from the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade.

Location

1350 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Contact

(310)395-2290
Website

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Opening Hours

Thursday 2-5pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11-5pm

Open Days

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Free Admission first Sunday of each month

Region

Beach Cities / LAX, Westside

Type

Historical, Special Interest, Culture and Heritage

Features

Family-friendly, Indoor, Accessible by public transit, Accessibility options. Parking: Paid on-site, Street parking, Electric car charging available.
Public WiFi available, Shopping on-site.

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