Museum Phone:
(310) 395-2290

Museum Address:
1350 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Museum Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday: 12pm – 8pm
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

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Free Admission Day – 1/12/17

The Santa Monica History Museum will offer free admission on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from noon to 8pm at the Santa Monica History Museum at 1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. All are invited to visit on this day to take advantage of free admission to the museum’s six galleries.


In addition to the permanent exhibition detailing the founding and growth of the City of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica History Museum is currently offering a special exhibit on the history of the Old Soldiers’ Home – now known as the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center. The exhibit, The Old Soldiers’ Home: A Veterans’ Community by the Sea, details the history of the Old Soldiers’ Home, the ways in which it has changed over the years, and the veterans and nearby residents who helped build this community. Photographs, documents, military uniforms, and other historical artifacts will bring the history of the Veterans Affairs facility to life. Objects for this exhibit come from the museum’s collections as well as from the private collection of the Bandini family. The Old Soldiers’ Home exhibit will only be on display through Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – don’t miss this chance to see it before it is gone!


Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. With free admission, all are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture.


For more information please contact Kathryn Evans at 310.395.2290 or [email protected].