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Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art

130 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-3212
+1 805-640-1390
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Charming small museun

This small museum had items of local historic interest in it. We very much enjoyed the hour that we... read more

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Good for a visit with granddaughters

This museum had an interactive experience. The girls ask to go there all the time. Very enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Kathy S
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The Ojai Valley Museum highlights the history, art and culture of the valley through museum exhibitions, programs and events. Housed in a National Register Building (originally the St. Thomas Acquinas Church) the museum includes semi-permanent history exhibits, a Sespe Wilderness diorama, highlights from the permanent art collection, and a Chumash Interpretive Garden. Four major original exhibitions are mounted each year, alternating between history and art subjects. A museum gift shop featuring books, gift items as well as locally produced cards and postcards. A tourist information office is included on the SE corner of the building. It is staffed 7 days a week with brochures, maps and magazines to help you make the most of your trip to Ojai. Regular events include 10:30am Saturday historic walking tours of downtown(no tours in August, September or on Ojai Day) for only $7 which includes museum admission and Town Talks on a wide variety of subjects (typically 3rd Sundays at 4:30-6pm) for $5. Check website for most up to date schedule of Town Talks.
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130 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-3212
+1 805-640-1390
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This small museum had items of local historic interest in it. We very much enjoyed the hour that we spent there.

Thank 10,234
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

A nice little museum with changing exhibits every time I visit. The exhibits change frequently. I have seen a variety of exhibits from cartoon art to valley history.

Thank Evieban
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I learned some interesting facts about local people instrumental to the development of the area whom I never knew about and whose contributions deserve to be celebrated. For a small town, there's some important information here.

1  Thank AJD50
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

A good way to get some history on the area and understand how it came to be. The gift shop has some nice Ojai souvenirs as well.

1  Thank Tyler C
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The volunteer we encountered (David) had been a local resident for 77 years. He knew a lot of the history by heart. Museum is very small, but had nice displays about the town's founding, its name change and the people behind it all. Nice diorama...More

Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great collection of historical artifacts -- appreciated the focus on American Indians. There is also information about the settlers from NY state who helped to establish the town.

1  Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I only wish I had longer when I was there, which most people do, but I get to go back luckily. If you are into history at all you will be Happy You went.

Thank Everett H
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This museum has a few exhibits explaining the origins of the city of Ojai. Other than those, though, there is nothing much beyond a few private collections from locals that include things like glass dishes, insect sprayers, and Rat Pack memorabilia. It would be nice...More

Thank SourdoughQueen
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Theoddore Gall's Da Vincis dream was a dream that captured me inside the gallery on a hot Ojai afternoon.

Thank Pelyn
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Looking for an intro/sightseeing tour of Ojai on Sunday afternoon 4/10. Can anyone make a recommendation? TIA!
6 April 2016|
Response from cucinista24 | Reviewed this property |
Ojai has a farmer's market on Sundays from 9-1. You could pick up a bag of local pixie tangerines there and mingle with locals. A best-bet inexpensive lunch (11-4) is Ojai Tortilla House on Signal, just across from Libby... More