Mingei International Museum

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Mingei International Museum

What you'll do

Take a look inside this sensational museum that displays a stunning array of folk art from all over the world

Visit the Mingei International Museum with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Explore a vast array of crafts and design from the global folk community
  • 10,000 sq. ft. of space for exhibitions and programming
  • Access to temporary exhibitions
  • All new theater and education center
  • Don't miss the shop and café

The Mingei International Museum is a celebration of the art of daily use from all eras and cultures of the world.

Here you can discover art, craft and design from folk cultures and gain an understanding of the joy of making.

The Museum collects, conserves and exhibits these arts of daily life – by unknown craftsmen of ancient times, from traditional cultures of past and present and by historical and contemporary designers.

You'll get a close look at pottery, wood carvings, textiles, retablos, masks bronzes, costumes, jewelry, and much more from all four corners of the globe.

What's more, the collection sits in the stunning House of Charm, a gorgeous Mission Revival Style buidling that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Did you know?

The word mingei, meaning 'art of the people,' was coined by the Japanese scholar Dr. Sōetsu Yanagi by combining the Japanese words for all people (min 民) and art (gei 芸).

What's on

Take a look at the exhibition schedule to plan your visit.

Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes Mingei International Museum tickets, plus admission to dozens of top San Diego attractions for one money-saving price.

Experience Mingei International Museum and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting in: go to the first-floor entrance and head to the admissions counter, located next to the elevators. Please present your pass to receive a ticket for the second level galleries.

For more information visit the Mingei International Museum website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Please see the attraction website for opening hours.

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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