Nice way to pass an hour. Interesting small collection and friendly atmosphere. The best thing is, it's free.
I was planning to go to this museum but unfortunately the museum was closed on monday.This is one of the few things to do for free.
The Timken Museum of Art is not to be missed on any trip to Balboa Park. It's small size and that fact that it is free makes it an attractive destination or side tip (on you way to the Zoo) for anyone, even for those who normally do not flock to art museums. The reason for this is the fact... More
It's a free little gem in Balboa Park. The docents are always friendly and informative, and they don't hover the way the do at some art musueams. It's interesting to realize this was one family's art collection.
This is a small gallery of nothing but extremely high quality works. Among the pieces are works by Rembrandt, Hals, Rubens, Bruegel, Boucher and David. The docents are friendly and knowledgable. http://www.timkenmuseum.org is their website. The website has the scheduled docent led tour times. The most important part is that you feel very much at home as you view the... More
We went in this free museum and were surprised how nice it was. The volunteers explain with passion about the man in the painting that looks at you where-ever you are. Try to find Rembrandt's signature!
Among the make-believe 'Spanish' architecture of the buildings surrounding it, the Timken stands out for the simple, clean lines of its architecture. Walk inside and within a few steps you can be face to face with a Rembrandt and works by other master painters. And for free! Mind you, not necessarily their best works but nevertheless a wonderful experience in... More
We stopped into the Timken Museum on a trip through Balboa Park. Appreciated that it was free, although a donation is asked for. The museum has only a few rooms, but was a great place to enjoy some nice pieces, especially since they were so varied. I kept thinking it would be a great place to bring children for an... More
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