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Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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We had a great time looking at the small tide pool, books and visiting with the nice Rangers! We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristin C
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If you love sailing you will love The Maritime Museum

We ran into someone that said we should see this museum. It wasn't far, so we stopped in. They have... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
Camillus, New York
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The Museum’s collection is a treasure trove of maritime paintings, ship models, and artifacts that rival some of the finest European and U.S. collections. Sumptuous seascape paintings by 17th century Dutch masters, 18th and 19th century English...more
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3900 Bluefin Cir, Oxnard, CA 93035-4301
+1 805-984-6260
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time looking at the small tide pool, books and visiting with the nice Rangers! We booked a ride to the Chanel Islands at the nearby Chanel Island Outfitters. Great day trip!! Saw animals only found on the island!!!

Thank Kristin C
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We ran into someone that said we should see this museum. It wasn't far, so we stopped in. They have a huge collection of ship artwork dating back centuries. There is also a large number of built to scale ship models. The work on some...More

Thank Mazuza2
Reviewed February 21, 2018

My three year old and I visit many local museums as part of the Passport 2 History program. They range in their interestingness, but the Channel Islands Maritime Museum is certainly one of the best! It's not huge on the level of a Natural History...More

1  Thank Michael T
Reviewed February 16, 2018

The staff and docents were very friendly and generous with their time. The guided tours were helpful. The items in the museum are varied, and many are quite valuable/unique. Learn about seascape paintings, local maritime history, and see intricate model ships.

Reviewed February 10, 2018

Don't expect a museum that you have to spend 4 hours to appreciate. It's on the smaller size but very nice and worth the time to visit, especially if you're sitting around wondering what you're going to do. Plus there is a wonderful, very private...More

1  Thank Gene P
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

When I moved back to the beach after a 20+ year absence, I was excited to go out and explore the area. I was surprise to see that Port Royale, one of my old haunts, now housed a maritime museum. My husband and I paid...More

1  Thank Robin K
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

This museum has a phenomenal collection of sailing ships artwork that are incredible. Many by European masters. Likewise there is also an unbelievable collection of model sailing ships with incredible detail. Even if your not big on maritime collections this is still very much worth...More

1  Thank richard c
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This small museum is quite a gem found right on the marina and near all the shops and restaurants. On the ground level you can see exhibitions of points of interest and various animals, birds etc of the area and/or Channel Islands and also a...More

Thank Shoshana H
Reviewed August 22, 2017

I read reviews on TripAdvisor as I always do when I visit a new area. The reviews were so right. It is a nice gem of a museum. There are lots of incredible model ships representing historical ships. Edward Marple's (a local master model ship...More

Thank Jola O
Reviewed June 25, 2017

I've been coming here since it was the Ventura County Maritime Museum and absolutely love it. This year I happily became a member. This is a must-visit for the maritime and history obsessed and for art lovers. The exhibits are fantastic and even better when...More

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