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Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Riverside

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The Riverside Metropolitan Museum (RMM), a department of the City of Riverside, is the steward of the public trust of artifacts, archives, and historic sites owned by the City of Riverside. The RMM is responsible for three historic sites: National Historic Landmark Harada House, and the National Register listed Museum and Victorian House Museum Heritage House.

The Museum houses over 100,000 artifacts in its collections and 2000 linear feet of archives in the disciplines of Natural History, Anthropology, and History. Permanent and special exhibitions are on display throughout the year and are open to the public free of charge. The Museum also offers educational programs, special cultural events, and school programs.
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  • Quaint local museum in an interesting building, originally built in 1912 in the Italian Renaissance style. Many fine architectural features inside and out. Free admission. Downstairs features a displa...  more »
  • Going through this museum I got the impression that this museum is not very sure of its purpose. What's it there for? There seemed to be a certain randomness to its various displays. Some were closely...  more »
  • This is a great museum to visit during the first Thursday Art Walk. There is usually music and a wonderful new exhibit to see. There is a wall of history of the museum and some old bathrooms. There ar...  more »
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  • Been coming here for years. I've noticed the exhibits have gotten smaller. Very clean friendly people there always willing get to help you.
  • Had a great time with my kids. Its very informative and parking is convenient and donation based. It's a smaller museum. Don't forget to take a look upstairs for the exhibits there and the Nature Center! Had fun!
  • The exhibits are nice, indigenous to the riverside area. Small but welcoming, and right across the street from the Mission Inn.
  • Admission is free, and there is a lot to see. The variety is nice, ranging from nature, animals, natives, general area history, and more. Great place to visit.
  • The photography exhibit upstairs is interesting, and gives a good perspective of Riverside as it grew into the city it is today. Unfortunately thought, the bottom floor is pretty small, with a real limited offering.