Best art museums in San Francisco

Check out the top art museums in San Francisco, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. de Young Museum
1. de Young Museum
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554 local reviews
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:30 AM
+1 415-750-3600
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Suzanne
The following San Francisco museums offer FREE ADMISSION on the FIRST TUESDAY of every month: Legion of Honor…
Irena
An art museum with very diverse collections. It has a reputation for excellent costume collections. What's…
Vince
The de Young is an art museum, a public space where objects illuminate the past, speak of the present, and…
1. de Young Museum
1. de Young Museum
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554 local reviews
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:30 AM
+1 415-750-3600
Suzanne
Suzanne
The following San Francisco museums offer FREE ADMISSION on the FIRST TUESDAY of every month: Legion of Honor - lands end; De Young-in…
Irena
Irena
An art museum with very diverse collections. It has a reputation for excellent costume collections. What's very cool is the observation…
Vince
Vince
The de Young is an art museum, a public space where objects illuminate the past, speak of the present, and shape the future. Doers,…
2. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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361 local reviews
151 3rd St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 415-357-4000
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Leila
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is a modern art museum located in San Francisco, California. A…
Cathie
SF's world-class modern art museum is drop-dead gorgeous and has a brand-new wing housing the Fisher family…
Jo
Newly built 7 story modern art museum with a fantastic collection. If you like modern art you can spend all…
2. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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361 local reviews
151 3rd St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 415-357-4000
Leila
Leila
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is a modern art museum located in San Francisco, California. A nonprofit organization,…
Cathie
Cathie
SF's world-class modern art museum is drop-dead gorgeous and has a brand-new wing housing the Fisher family collection. A must-see if you…
Jo
Jo
Newly built 7 story modern art museum with a fantastic collection. If you like modern art you can spend all day here and still not see…
3. Golden Gate Park
3. Golden Gate Park
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850 local reviews
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
+1 415-831-2700
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Julie
Golden Gate Park, located in San Francisco, is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres of public grounds…
Wendy
Large park in SF with several museums (Academy of Science, DeYoung Art Museum, Japanese Tea Garden). Nice…
Matt
Beloved by locals and visitors alike. A great place for walking, jogging, and roller blading. Rent a bike…
3. Golden Gate Park
3. Golden Gate Park
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850 local reviews
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
+1 415-831-2700
Julie
Julie
Golden Gate Park, located in San Francisco, is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres of public grounds. Museums included are; Academy…
Wendy
Wendy
Large park in SF with several museums (Academy of Science, DeYoung Art Museum, Japanese Tea Garden). Nice walking and biking trails. On…
Matt
Matt
Beloved by locals and visitors alike. A great place for walking, jogging, and roller blading. Rent a bike nearby and ride through 1.5 miles…
4. Asian Art Museum
4. Asian Art Museum
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138 local reviews
200 Larkin St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 415-581-3500
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Dillon
The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western World devoted exclusively to Asian art. Its…
Jennifer
Located in San Francisco's old Main Library in the Civic Center, the museum houses 18,000 objects that…
Michael
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco – Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture houses one of the most…
4. Asian Art Museum
4. Asian Art Museum
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138 local reviews
200 Larkin St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 415-581-3500
Dillon
Dillon
The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western World devoted exclusively to Asian art. Its holdings include nearly…
Jennifer
Jennifer
Located in San Francisco's old Main Library in the Civic Center, the museum houses 18,000 objects that represent 6,000 years of Asian art…
Michael
Michael
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco – Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture houses one of the most comprehensive Asian art…
5. Legion of Honor
5. Legion of Honor
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104 local reviews
100 34th Ave, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:30 AM
+1 415-750-3600
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Jaime
A nice art museum in a beautiful park with amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands…
Matthew
A fine art museum with interesting exhibits and collections. Free every first Tuesday of the month.
Maura
Another fabulous Art Museum...with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge from the parking lot.
5. Legion of Honor
5. Legion of Honor
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104 local reviews
100 34th Ave, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:30 AM
+1 415-750-3600
Jaime
Jaime
A nice art museum in a beautiful park with amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. Highly recommended.
Matthew
Matthew
A fine art museum with interesting exhibits and collections. Free every first Tuesday of the month.
Maura
Maura
Another fabulous Art Museum...with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge from the parking lot.
6. Legion of Honor
6. Legion of Honor
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55 local reviews
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
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Will
The Legion of Honor is an art museum with a collection that spans four millennia of history, housed in a…
Roxy
Classic art museum in a lovely setting. Take the time afterwards or before to walk around and explore the area…
Beth
EXCELLENT classic art museum with easy access to expansive views of SF, Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge,…
6. Legion of Honor
6. Legion of Honor
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55 local reviews
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Will
Will
The Legion of Honor is an art museum with a collection that spans four millennia of history, housed in a beautiful French neoclassical…
Roxy
Roxy
Classic art museum in a lovely setting. Take the time afterwards or before to walk around and explore the area immediately around it, with…
Beth
Beth
EXCELLENT classic art museum with easy access to expansive views of SF, Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge, Lands End and randomly a golf…
7. Legion of Honor
7. Legion of Honor
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42 local reviews
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
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Nadya
The Legion of Honor is a part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. An art museum with a collection that…
John
The Legion of Honor, an art museum with a collection that spans four millennia of history. This French…
Jessica
Small but lovely art museum. Beautiful building and beautiful scenery.
7. Legion of Honor
7. Legion of Honor
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42 local reviews
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Nadya
Nadya
The Legion of Honor is a part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. An art museum with a collection that spans four millennia of…
John
John
The Legion of Honor, an art museum with a collection that spans four millennia of history. This French neoclassical building, representing…
Jessica
Jessica
Small but lovely art museum. Beautiful building and beautiful scenery.
8. SFMOMA Museum Store
8. SFMOMA Museum Store
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13 local reviews
151 3rd St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 415-357-4035
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Barbara
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a modern art museum located in San Francisco, California. A…
Nathaniel
It is a great modern art museum. I also recommend you to go to the cafe shop on the 4th floor. If it is sunny…
8. SFMOMA Museum Store
8. SFMOMA Museum Store
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13 local reviews
151 3rd St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 415-357-4035
Barbara
Barbara
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a modern art museum located in San Francisco, California. A nonprofit organization, SFMOMA holds…
Nathaniel
Nathaniel
It is a great modern art museum. I also recommend you to go to the cafe shop on the 4th floor. If it is sunny they have a lovely terrace…
9. Civic Center
9. Civic Center
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50 local reviews
Civic Center, San Francisco
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Lisa
Home to San Francisco City Hall, Symphony Hall, the Opera House, the Asian Art Museum, and the SF Public…
Jindou
Close to the SF Symphony, Asian art museum, Hayes Valley, Japantown and Polk Street.
9. Civic Center
9. Civic Center
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50 local reviews
Civic Center, San Francisco
Lisa
Lisa
Home to San Francisco City Hall, Symphony Hall, the Opera House, the Asian Art Museum, and the SF Public Library.
Jindou
Jindou
Close to the SF Symphony, Asian art museum, Hayes Valley, Japantown and Polk Street.
10. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
10. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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41 local reviews
701 Mission St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:00 AM
+1 415-978-2787
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Jose
Great area with art museums, nice park with live entertainment in the spring and summer. A movie theater and…
Ashley
Beautiful public park with fountains and shopping and an art museum.
10. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
10. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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41 local reviews
701 Mission St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:00 AM
+1 415-978-2787
Jose
Jose
Great area with art museums, nice park with live entertainment in the spring and summer. A movie theater and other major shopping stores. A…
Ashley
Ashley
Beautiful public park with fountains and shopping and an art museum.
11. de Young Museum Store
11. de Young Museum Store
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6 local reviews
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:30 AM
+1 415-750-3642
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Paul
The city’s first art museum, offers world class art and antiquities along with an incredible view of Golden…
John
A fabulous new building and wonderful art museum in the heart of Golden Gate Park.
11. de Young Museum Store
11. de Young Museum Store
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6 local reviews
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:30 AM
+1 415-750-3642
Paul
Paul
The city’s first art museum, offers world class art and antiquities along with an incredible view of Golden Gate Park and Downtown San…
John
John
A fabulous new building and wonderful art museum in the heart of Golden Gate Park.
12. International Art Museum of America
12. International Art Museum of America
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6 local reviews
1023 Market St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 415-376-6344
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Katia
The International Art Museum of America (IAMA) opened in 2011 as a retrospective of works by H.H. Dorje Chang…
Barbara
The International Art Museum of America (IAMA) opened in 2011 as a retrospective of works by H.H. Dorje Chang…
12. International Art Museum of America
12. International Art Museum of America
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6 local reviews
1023 Market St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 415-376-6344
Katia
Katia
The International Art Museum of America (IAMA) opened in 2011 as a retrospective of works by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. While shifting…
Barbara
Barbara
The International Art Museum of America (IAMA) opened in 2011 as a retrospective of works by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. While shifting…