This small fine arts museum is thought to be one of the finest in the world. It's collections include masterworks from European, American and Russian painters. The museum also has the only publicly displayed Rembrandt in the city. One of the museum's highlights is that the paintings, sculptures and tapestries are all kept under natural light. While you could have quite a good time going over the paintings all by yourself, the docent guided tours are highly recommended. The building itself is quite beautiful, with a white marble and bronze motif.
- Tours must be booked one week in advance.
- Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12pm
- Tuesdays 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Sundays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
- Bus 3, 120 stop 5th Av & Laurel St
- Bus 7 stop Park Bl & Village Pl
- Drive to here.
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0.69% of people who visit San Diego include Timken Museum Of Art in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
66.67% of people start their Timken Museum Of Art visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Timken Museum Of Art
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A real treasure and special gift to the people visiting Balboa Park. There are some masterpieces created by world famous artists hanging in this museum. Guess what? You can see them for free! It's a wonderful place to introduce youngsters to art and visiting museums. Some people think they don't like art or art museums or museums in general; it probably stems from being forced to spend long periods of time being very quiet looking at items that may not be of particular interest. At the Timken, you can be exposed to a wide variety of art and not get overwhelmed or worry about 'not getting your money's worth.'
Good collection of paintings. The best part was the audio tour and description for each painting, when you download the app for the museum. It was much more informative to hear a narration of the paintings while watching, than to just stand and take a look. The entry was free, but there is a suggested donation of $5. I gave $10 as I absolutely loved my visit.
Small beautiful museum located right in the middle of Balboa Park, admission is free and has interesting collections of European paintings. The layout of the museum is simple and refreshing, it’s nice to be able to go to one room at a time without the need of a map. Ask the front desk for a “scavenger hunt” for your little one, my 8 year old has SO much fun looking at different paintings for little clues on his hunt. I think every museum should have a set-up like that to get the maximum involvement from children, overall pleasant experience and I can’t wait to go back.
Very nice place to visit with kids, they can have tram ride for free unlimited time located near car parking, train and carousel and so many other places to visit in museum. Good for all age group kids or todltod or us. You can not complete entire enjoy in one visit. Plan your day before 10 am. Some small tea place and ice cream place is also there for eating,Or else you can carry your food also with you for kids and self.
Very nice small museum. Not too many paintings by "household" names, but quality is definitely there. Most of the paintings are very large.