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Museum of Monterey

5 Custom House Plz, Monterey State Historic Park, Monterey, CA 93940-2430
+1 831-372-2608
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Terrific museum featuring Salvador Dali

We'd planned on the usual in Monterey, visiting the Aquarium, and having lunch in the area. While... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
StevoinMinnesoto
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Hello Dali!

This is an extensive collection of the various periods of Dali's life. Some of the work is classic... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
1CaliforniaBoy
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Bay Area
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
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5 Custom House Plz, Monterey State Historic Park, Monterey, CA 93940-2430
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

We'd planned on the usual in Monterey, visiting the Aquarium, and having lunch in the area. While reading about the area in a magazine in our room we discovered that a new Salvador Dali display had opened at the Museum of Monterey. Dali is one...More

1  Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is an extensive collection of the various periods of Dali's life. Some of the work is classic Dali while other pieces are quite striking and actually jarring. Much to see and digest in this huge exhibition.

Thank 1CaliforniaBoy
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Worth the visit. There are over 300 of original paintings for Salvador Dali, from black & white etchings to the melting watches. The best works are on the first floor. It take about an hour to walk through the gallery. There is a theater showing...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a very small museum that shows the whole history of Monterey and the surrounding area. It is a great museum for families and for children in that it requires a small attention span and doesn't take long to go through Being an old...More

Thank DBKuper
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A small museum in beautiful location. This was the start of the 14th week open-so it's new. They have over 600 pieces of work. The tour is self guided but there are knowledgeable docents eager to answer questions. Many of the collections are in the...More

Thank 12WendyW
Reviewed 21 September 2016

What an unbelievable display of the artwork of an important artist! This museum boasts pieces never before seen. There are paintings, drawings, watercolor, and sculptures. There is a movie, and many commentaries from which you learn more about the artist and the pieces that are...More

Thank Maisha4
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Dali came to Monterey at the start of WWII and this museum has a very nice collection of both originals and copies. Right at Fisherman'so Wharf.

1  Thank fuz13
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Went here with a friend to see the newly donated Dali collection. It was a nice body of work made up of mostly lithographs and some woodcuts and etchings. There are many pieces here which most people have not seen including work influenced by Goya...More

1  Thank CentralCATraveler
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I feel sorry for the gal who works here-it doesn't seem like a very traveled spot. The retail area seems to be going out of business with dwindling stock each time I visit.

Thank terry k
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This museum is fairly small but has a lot of info on the area. It's also in a great location for exploring and for sampling the local eateries.

Thank Thomas M
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