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The Beat Museum, San Francisco

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  • The Beat Museum in San Francisco is a great place for those of a certain age.......... well set out, full of memorabilia, great bookshop there too. The movie which runs continuously is well worth sitt...  more »
  • This museum is one of the three must to see in San Francisco. Really small and intimate. You can feel the passion of the people who manage it and you can immerse yourself in the beat atmosphere. It's ...  more »
  • This museum is really lovely. The staff were welcoming and pleasant, they had a lot of humor interjected into their space (see the couches upstairs!), and there were a lot of poems, letters, and artif...  more »
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  • Interesting exhibition about the Beat generation. Very informative, great place to drop by if you are interested in literature. Nice conversation with the guy running it.
  • Cool little museum. The staff was so friendly. This is a great place to take teenagers who are interested in learning about the Beat Poets. Go to City Lights bookstore and check out Jack Kerouac Alley to round out the trip.
  • Fun experience. Very educational. You can always ask the counter guy about what is Beat or watch the film in their theater room called the Source
  • Absolutely The BEST!! If you want to learn about the Iconic History of the Hippies and Beats you MUST go this Amazing place.
  • Interesting place. Fairly small with most of the space used for the shop rather than the museum. Even though this place is included on the GO Card, they gave me grief initially refusing to accept it. It honestly seemed like a way to get more money from those who would blindly accept what they were being told. Once inside, the place was a bit disappointing. The actual museum upstairs was pretty small with a decent amount of pieces but no real curation. I can see how a place like this might be interesting for those knowledgeable about the Beatnik generation but for the average person looking to learn a bit about it, it was a bit underwhelming with nothing really drawing my attention. Felt like a waste of 30 mins.