Museum Directory

Art, Design & Architecture Museum
UCSB (adjacent to Storke Plaza)
(805) 893-2951
Admission is free to this university museum, which shows a wide variety of work.

Elverhøj Museum of History & Art
1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, CA 93464
(805) 686-1211
This museum dedicated to Danish history and art also displays art by the local community. Admission is free.

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-5373
MCASB is the premier contemporary art venue between L.A. and San Francisco. Admission is free.

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
113 Harbor Way, Suite 190, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 962-8404
This nautical museum oftentimes features relevant fine art exhibits.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum
136 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-1601
The Historical Museum features rotating fine art exhibits as well as a permanent collection by American artist John Edward Borein.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-4364
Comprising 27,000 works of art—a huge collection that rivals the museums of far larger cities—SBMA brings world-renowned artwork to the heart of Santa Barbara. 

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-4711
The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery provides a unique combination of art, science and history by displaying antique scientific prints. The gallery puts on three exhibitions per year based on various themes.

Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 565-6162
The art museum at Westmont College shows a selection of rotating exhibits throughout the year. 

Wildling Museum
1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-1082
Now located in Solvang, the Wildling owns a small but growing collection of artistic nature photography by local artists as well as several oil paintings by Austrian painter John Fery.

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