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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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Ojai History

A nice museum perfectly housed in a former California Spanish colonial style structure, with lots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David B L
Los Angeles, California
Wonderful Small Museum (doing a big job!)

A historical section as you walk in, fun and interesting--but if you just want to see the latest... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Cindy B
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice museum perfectly housed in a former California Spanish colonial style structure, with lots of information about Ojai, the area, Spanish history, Chumash Indians and Nature aspects. Time we’ll spe and very informative! Enjoy.

Thank David B L
Reviewed 8 November 2017

A historical section as you walk in, fun and interesting--but if you just want to see the latest art exhibition, it's a beautifully curated open space. The opening receptions are great fun and often open to the courtyard in back. A big plus for a...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The museum gave an informative history of the town with some art work, photos, and a large diorama. There was an exhibit by a local artist as well. It was free and we spent about an hour there. We missed the walking tour and the...More

Thank dragginfly2
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Beautiful structure. Good exhibits. The walking tour of Ojai is very informative. Ojai is a gem of a place.

Thank Rajesh R
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a great spot where you can learn a lot in a little time about this fantastic town. The exhibits combine history, art, and nature. They are attractively laid out and you can be in and out in half an hour or an hour...More

Thank LEB123
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Much of the museum was unavailable during our visit due to the installation of what appears to be an interesting exhibit, but the part we could see was lovely and well installed and the docent behind the desk was knowledgeable - a long time resident...More

Thank BrentwoodHousewife
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We stopped by as an unplanned visit. We enjoyed the museum and its exhibits. The lady (senior) in the afternoon didn't know anything about the silent auction in progress. Didn't know where the bid sheets were. Disappointed by this.

Thank KingRichards
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We wanted to understand how Ojai came to be such a relaxing, laid back community. Thanks to Libbey Owens Glass founder, Edward Libbey, we have this wonderful community that has prospered with his vision. Please do take the time to visit the OV Museum to...More

Thank slippery2
Reviewed 16 August 2017

an adorable museum that is very informative for visitors to the Ojai valley. located on the downtown strip and a great place to start your day exploring! the architecture of the place is so fitting and great spot for pictures!!

Thank Paula O
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We got FREE admission since half of the exhibits were being rearranged and closed! However, we got to see the exhibits illustrating the history of Ojai, the contribution from the millionaire, migrated business man and philanthropist E.D.Libbey, local artist who lived life to the fullest...More

Thank elixirpost
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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