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Small musuem. Building depicted in tripadvisor description is not that of the history museum-but rather Fenyes Mansion

Very small (2 room) museum with rotating exhibitions. We viewed "Dreaming the Universe:the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rochester, NY
A surprising exhibition

My Lady, a long-time Pasadena resident, had never visited this place, so we had no idea what it... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Ventura, California
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Reviewed yesterday

Very small (2 room) museum with rotating exhibitions. We viewed "Dreaming the Universe:the intersection of Science, Fiction and Southern California" and my husband, the sci-fi nerd, was entranced. I gained (free) admission through a reciprocal museum arrangement. If I had paid, I would have been...More

Thank sazoram
Reviewed 14 May 2018

My Lady, a long-time Pasadena resident, had never visited this place, so we had no idea what it offered. Surprise! It was loaded with artifacts and memorabilia from the world of Science Fiction, which I delighted in as a teenager. The exhibits covered books, magazines,...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

I went here to check out the history of my house. Bottom line the Staff was 1st rate and extremely helpful! Mega Kudos to all hands!

Thank David L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We visited on recommendation of the hotel concierge and were disappointed. Instead of being a history museum (think British museum, Museum of London...) there were two rooms; one of which had a train exhibition and the other the CHALK display that happens on Fathers Day....More

Thank Tracy I
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A fully furnished home that was lived in by the original owners until about fifty years ago. Certainly worth a couple of hours.

1  Thank Pat C
Reviewed 23 December 2016

For anyone interested in artisanal achievements, especially the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century, this is a must. (Even if you're not, it's fascinating!) Ernest Batchelder built a kiln in his back yard, and from there a business grew and its beautiful...More

Thank Elizabeth H. T
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I wish the staff would be up front and honest about what this museum is about. We expected to learn some historical events or factoids of Pasadena. Instead, we got 2 rooms - one with ceramics from different artists (most looked like a collection of...More

4  Thank ttaylor2u
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The gift shop alone is worth a visit to this museum. They sell beautiful works by local artists and many books about the area. The exhibit I saw on Batchelder Tile was excellent. There were a good variety of samples, including a large part of...More

3  Thank LNLew
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Love this place! A little off the beaten path, this small gem of a museum offers perfectly curated glimpses into Pasadena's history and culture. We've seen a range of exhibits in just the past year or so: how the civil war affected Pasadena, local fashion...More

3  Thank AmyfromPasadena
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our tour of the historic Fenyes mansion was led by a talented docent who dressed in period costume and provided a lively, well-organized, and thoughtful learning experience. She shared personal insights about family members from the late 19th into the 20th century linked into societal...More

2  Thank dawnwalker66
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