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The Beat Museum

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540 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 540 Broadway, San Francisco Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Open All Hours
+14153999626

At San Francisco's The Beat Museum, you can explore many works of art scattered throughout creative art exhibits. Experience fine art at this highly rated art museum and go home with more knowledge about various forms of art.

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    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Report | 14 days ago
It was really nice to glance into the lives of the Beats and get a glimpse of how they lived and related to each other. The people were very nice and helpful with everything.
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Report | 2 months ago
It was excellent informative and interesting
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Report | 3 months ago
It’s not as amazing or informational as I thought it would be.. but it’s a good way to kill an hour in the city
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Report | 5 months ago
Great memorabilia in a fun neighborhood. Friendly staff too. Lots of restaurants nearby too.
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Report | 6 months ago
Very interesting, people there knowledgeable and very nice.
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Report | 9 months ago
Loved the museum!
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Report | a year ago
It is a small museum, but very interesting. There's a full size car in the shop and a tiny theater area you can watch clips on and they even offer snacks and water for $1. The photos and memorabilia upstairs was really cool. I liked how they set up the displays.
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Report | a year ago
Really worth the visit. Knowledgeable staff. One of the best tours we experienced in area.
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Report | 2 years ago
It was really cool to learn about the beats that defined an entire generation and started out of North Beach
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Report | 2 years ago
Both myself, a longtime fan of the work of Kerouac, Ginsberg and the beats and my sister, who had never even heard of them until I got these tickets, absolutely loved this museum. We both learned so much and had a great time. Highly recommended.
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By day, Jerry Cimino worked in the computer industry. By night, he quietly collected memorabilia from the Beat Generation, building up little piles of photographs, letters, and first editions of literature by Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, and Jack Kerouac. Inspired by the beat poets themselves, who often traded what they had to pursue their passions, Cimino abandoned his 9-to-5 job and opened The Beat Museum. Located on the same ground that was once the epicenter for Beat activity during the 1950s, the museum hosts an ever-increasing collection of cultural ephemera and has been profiled in the Washington Post. The shelves and glass cases brim with various editions of Allen Ginsberg's Howl, a sweat-dappled jacket worn by Jack Kerouac on his travels, and William Burroughs’s guide to perfect table manners.

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