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Timken Museum of Art

(619) 239-5548 timkenmuseum.org

1500 El PradoSan Diego, CA 92101 map it »

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Service Area

  • Downtown

Attractions

  • Art Gallery
  • Museum

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free museum with beautiful art, 12/06/2006

The Timken Museum of Art holds beautiful art work from many European artists. Their collection ranges from the 13th century through the 19th century. It's free so that's a plus. And you will learn so... much about some of the best, unrecognized european painters.

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A Little Gem in Balboa Park, 11/30/2006

I admit it: I'm an art museum snob. Despite its small size, the Timkin is a gem of a museum. Ever since my first visit to San Diego more than 10 years ago the Timkin has been one of my faborite... museums. The collection demonstrates that the founders and curator have a passion for art. A must-see.

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JenniferS

Reviews: 991

free museum with beautiful art

The Timken Museum of Art holds beautiful art work from many European artists. Their collection ranges from the 13th century through the 19th century. It's free so that's a plus. And you will learn so much about some of the best, unrecognized european painters.

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rwdtsd

Reviews: 8

A Little Gem in Balboa Park

I admit it: I'm an art museum snob. Despite its small size, the Timkin is a gem of a museum. Ever since my first visit to San Diego more than 10 years ago the Timkin has been one of my faborite museums. The collection demonstrates that the founders and curator have a passion for art. A must-see.

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HistoryGeek

Reviews: 17

Underrated gem.

It may be small and the admission may be free but it's a deal because the artwork there is awesome. Even if it's a small collection, it's a great collection. The Russian icon collection is a must-see!

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neutral33

Reviews: 9

Can't beat free

I took my girlfriend to Balboa Park and Timken was one of the museums we visited. First of all, it was free, which is sweet in itself. Secondly, the staff are kind and offer fascinating information about the artist or the particular painting. Thirdly, did I mention it was free? It's rather small but has beautiful paintings and other artwork. I would recommend it to anyone with a taste for art.

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LizinBonita

Reviews: 187

A Small Wonder

When we go to the Timken, we go to look at old friends. I have been so many times that I think of these paintings and sculptures as family and old friends. One can stare at the same painting for hours, or go for a quick walk-through.

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KymKrutz

Reviews: 113

A free museum with interesting information

The display of artwork from the 13th-century through the 19th-century are beautiful indeed. I love walking through here and admiring the art pieces. Admission is always free, so you can't beat that!

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MistySea w.

Love their baroque artworks

This is the best place to go to get a glimpse of the history of early western art. I love their Baroque pieces, as it brings you back in time with R...

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Douglas L.

One of San Diego's few free art museums

This museum features mostly 13th-century altarpieces, and 18th-century portraits to 19th-century still lifes. They have a fairly large collection but ...

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Brad L.

So-So

After being inspired by the San Diego Museum Of Art, my wife and I decided to check this place out. It seemed very 'up-scale' and not very public fri...

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Joanne M.

A free art museum in Balboa Park!

The Timken Museum of Art is free to visit. It is a very small museum but I still had a great time. The paintings are extremely old and most of the...

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