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Timken Museum of Art

4 star rating 10 Reviews

(619) 239-5548(619) 239-5548 View Website »

1500 El PradoSan Diego, CA 92101

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  • Timken Museum of Art - San Diego, CA -  JenniferS

    Reviews: 981

    free museum with beautiful art
    JenniferS (981 reviews)
    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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  • Timken Museum of Art - San Diego, CA -  rwdtsd

    Reviews: 8

    A Little Gem in Balboa Park
    rwdtsd (8 reviews)
    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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  • Timken Museum of Art - San Diego, CA -  HistoryGeek

    Reviews: 15

    Underrated gem.
    HistoryGeek (15 reviews)
    11/08/2006

    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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  • Timken Museum of Art - San Diego, CA -  neutral33

    Reviews: 9

    Can't beat free
    neutral33 (9 reviews)
    11/01/2006

    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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  • Timken Museum of Art - San Diego, CA -  LizinBonita

    Reviews: 167

    A Small Wonder
    LizinBonita (167 reviews)
    10/30/2006

    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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  • Timken Museum of Art - San Diego, CA -  KymKrutz

    Reviews: 113

    A free museum with interesting information
    KymKrutz (113 reviews)
    10/10/2006

    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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  • Timken Museum of Art - San Diego, CA - MistySea w.

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    Love their baroque artworks
    MistySea w. (Posted to Judysbook.com)
    10/07/2005

    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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  • Timken Museum of Art - San Diego, CA - Douglas L.

    Douglas L.

    One of San Diego's few free art museums
    Douglas L. (Posted to Judysbook.com)
    8/12/2005

    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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  • Timken Museum of Art - San Diego, CA - Brad L.

    Brad L.

    So-So
    Brad L. (Posted to Judysbook.com)
    8/05/2005

    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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  • Timken Museum of Art - San Diego, CA - Joanne M.

    Joanne M.

    A free art museum in Balboa Park!
    Joanne M. (Posted to Judysbook.com)
    8/03/2005

    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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Business details

Service Area

  • Downtown

Attractions

  • Art Gallery
  • Museum