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Pier 24 Photography Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Odd but great

The whole experience is somewhat difficult to understand when one contrasts this place against... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2018
Otto27
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Palo Alto, California
Great Visit

First the space at Pier 24 is perfect for Photo viewing. Their method of appointments allows a very... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
317MartinL
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Houston, Texas
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Pier 24 at The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

The whole experience is somewhat difficult to understand when one contrasts this place against every other museum you have ever experienced. You have to reserved in advance and when you arrive the location is practically unmarked. You push a button to be buzzed in through...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Otto27
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

First the space at Pier 24 is perfect for Photo viewing. Their method of appointments allows a very uncrowded viewing. The exhibit which changes was well curated and held my interest for two hours

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 317MartinL
Reviewed March 14, 2018

The reservations for this treasure of a photography exhibit on-line is easy and free. You cannot see the exhibits without reserving a time slot on a specific day (closed Saturdays and Sundays). You must exit after your 2 hour time slot and we were there...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank SYB4770
Reviewed January 19, 2018

Via the web, be sure to make an advance, free reservation to visit Pier 24 (either before traveling to San Francisco or if a local, prior to your visit). This very special space offers rotating photo exhibitions that change 3 to 4 times a year....More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank kaylaartt
Reviewed August 22, 2017

This truly is a special exhibition for anyone with an interest in photography.The staff were knowledgeable and very approachable. The limit on numbers of visitors makes for a very personal experience but please don't think this visit is elitist.The photos may be technically brilliant and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank offleygrove
Reviewed August 3, 2017

The space is large enough to present the works of several serious or well-known photographers at the same time, but limited enough to keep it within a 1-2 hours visit. And do note, they limit entry to pre-booked visits only, so book online in advance!...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank joe57
Reviewed May 31, 2017

I have seen some excellent photography here. It is a large space and there is a large stylistic variety of photography on display. You do have to book your visit in advance but once on list you will be notified of new and upcoming exhibitions.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Infodiva415
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Finally a more than decent space dedicated to vintage and contemporary photography. The venue is great. The reservation only policy for about 20 people at a time makes every visit almost like a private tour. And it is free!

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Jowinjapan
Reviewed December 20, 2016

I had heard of this museum a couple of years back - but was always put off by the need to schedule a reservation in advance. As it turned out the process was simple - book a two hour time-slot for each of the members...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank LightFighter
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Stumbled upon this museum quite by accident in a San Francisco travel highlights book. Followed the instructions about booking an appointment online and showed up on the date and at the time directed. As a photo enthusiast who has visited other photo museums and photo...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Bill R
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life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
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