Famous Museums in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara offers an interesting combination of famous as well as lesser-known museums for history buffs. You can visit some of the best museums in Santa Barbara to understand local history better. Some places may give you a glimpse of the past whereas some may introduce you to different aspects of the city including its art or heritage. Check this detailed list of famous museums in Santa Barbara that mentions everything from opening-closing timings, ticket prices, and address.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Santa Barbara:

  1. #1 of 7 Museums in Santa Barbara
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    Mission Santa Barbara

    Tags: Religious Site, Museum, History Museum, Outdoors

    Address: 2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, United States

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Renowned as the ‘crown jewel’ of the California Missions, this site has been painstakingly preserved. Mission Santa Barbara, or Santa Barbara Mission, is a Spanish mission founded by the F...Read more

  2. #2 of 7 Museums in Santa Barbara
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    Santa Barbara Museum Of Art

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    Address: 1130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    An interesting variety of pieces from different cultures congregate at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to the delight and admiration of visitors. Established in 1941 in a construction that was initial...Read more

  3. #3 of 7 Museums in Santa Barbara
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    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

    Tags: Museum, Military Museum, History Museum, Observatory

    Address: 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is located on the water's edge of the Santa Barbara Harbour, and has a myriad exciting and educational exhibits on display in a sprawling gallery space of nearly 8,00...Read more

  4. #4 of 7 Museums in Santa Barbara
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    Santa Barbara Historical Museum Image
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    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: 136 E De La Guerra St

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
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    Monica Phillips

    Finally! I’ve been meaning to come see the Fiesta exhibit and it did not disappoint. This is a lovely small museum with unique artifacts. Well organized, and as another reviewer stated - “signifi...

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  5. #5 of 7 Museums in Santa Barbara
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    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: 1023 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details
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    Mike Ringer

    I have visited Casa Dolores several times over the past 5 years to help my children with cultural projects for their Spanish classes. They have had different displays each time I've gone. The staff h...

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  6. #6 of 7 Museums in Santa Barbara
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    Mission Santa Barbara Image
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    Tags: Museum

    Address: 2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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    Keith Tilford

    One of the more beautiful California missions, especially against the mountain backdrop. The building and grounds seem well maintained, although you have to pay to do anything more than wander out fr...

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  7. #7 of 7 Museums in Santa Barbara
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    Santa Barbara Museum Of Natural History

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Outdoors, Observatory

    Address: 2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History aims to spark a passion for the natural world and ignite a curiosity about the story behind it. With view to creating a space for the shared process of disc...Read more