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Lompoc Museum

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What a lovely little museum - full of very interesting displays about local native Americans and... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
Antropology of Local Indians and Geology

Anthopology (top floor) and Geology (downstairs). Ask to look in the locked drawers at the awesome... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Harry B
Livermore, California
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Housed in a 1910 former Carnegie Library, Lompoc Museum exhibits tell the story of the Lompoc Valley from the Chumash Indians through its settlement as a temperance colony in 1874. Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 1 - 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 1 - 4 pm. $1...more
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200 S H St, Lompoc, CA 93436-7297
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

What a lovely little museum - full of very interesting displays about local native Americans and their history, the development of the town and the awful naval disaster off the coast in WWI. The volunteer staff were friendly and helpful. I was a bit disappointed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JaneR123
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Anthopology (top floor) and Geology (downstairs). Ask to look in the locked drawers at the awesome arrowheads collection. I have never seen so many in one place.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Harry B
Reviewed 25 January 2018

It is clear, both from the displays and the docent at the desk, at people here care about local history: remembering it and sharing it. The Chumash displays are very well done and the downstairs display about the Navy ships that went aground really informative....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank janeinlaguna
Reviewed 16 January 2017

In this museum, a lot of items reflecting the history of Lompoc are on display, as well as some items collected from native Americans. If you visit Lompoc, this museum is worth visiting. The staff is very friendly, and you only need to donation one...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank VIPofHotels
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Lompoc Museum itself is quite interesting as it was built by Carnagie through their funds. Gorgeous outside structure, but the material inside could use some updating.. worn carpets, and old display cabinets. Additionally, little mentiion of the diatomacious earth facilities and the original seed...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank 103adriennes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

It was a very small museum, but as many others have said, it was worth a stop. Lots of history and very helpful staff.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank mainestate82
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This museum used to be the Carnegie Library before the current library was built in 1969. It is small and the first floor has a wonderful Chumash Indian collection donated by Clarence Ruth. There are monthly exhibits on the second floor for special interest displays....More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Denise R
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

This little museum tells the history of Lompoc through a collection of artifacts, displays, dioramas, and photographs. I found the visit quite pleasant and definitely participated in the free will donation. The history of all towns should be preserved for the benefit of the community.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank AmericanRuby
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Interesting, small museum...only a few dollars...and packed with 2 floors of exhibits and history of the area...located in the old library.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank CAYCE000
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Our family spent over an hour looking at the exhibits. The building itself has beautiful wooden stairs. Carnegie made an amazing endowment, giving small towns across the USA libraries. This former library now houses a quite extensive collection of Chumash and other native American tribe's...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Simon T
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