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
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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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Report | 2 months ago
Amazing museum & neighborhood. Museum holds many one of a kind memorabilia.
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Report | 2 months ago
I would have liked more description of the political/literary climate immediately before the Beat movement. What lead up to it, why was it so subversive? Also, the museum was made up mostly of bios with no linear explanation of why each of these people mattered. Would rather have had "this person influenced the next who influenced the next" rather than 40 headshots with descriptions pulled from Wikipedia.
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Report | 2 months ago
A really cool place to visit and learn about the Beat generation. This place is a treat not only for tourists but locals as well.
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Report | 6 months ago
Great museum for us baby boomers.
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Report | 6 months ago
Really cool place and super friendly staff
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Report | 8 months ago
Had a fun time Lots of great memorabilia Learned a few things Small but nice, with a great bookstore
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Report | 8 months ago
Really good value! Have a chat with the owner, he´s a gem!
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Report | 8 months ago
Small facisinating museum Enjoyed
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Report | 2 years ago
The museum itself is quite small with limited works for viewing. Also, the poster selection was very limited.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great museum and bookstore on the border of Chinatown and North Beach. Great value with our without groupon. They sell rare and used books and souvenirs in their shop. Great vintage items in the museum. Check it out for a great look at SF history.
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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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