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Hermosa Beach Museum


Preserving Hermosa's History

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society was founded in 1987 with the mission to engage, delight, and educate the community through the presentation and exploration of history. The collection is extended to the public as a source of lifelong learning.

(La misión del Museo Histórico de Hermosa Beach es atraer, deleitar, y educar a la comunidad a través de la presentación y exploración de la historia.)


Located in the former Pier Avenue Junior High School (the present-day historic building Hermosa Beach Community Center), the HBHS renovated this space through private fundraising and opened in 2007 with the current Museum space as it exists today. 


The Museum's collection of approximately 3500 items includes photographs, postcards, newspapers, prints, ephemera and three dimensional materials. The Museum uses its collection for exhibitions, educational programs, study and research, loans and reproduction. 

The Hermosa Beach Museum now hosts and facilitates many lively events with and for our South Bay community, including the annual Surfer's Walk of Fame and Volleyball Hall of Fame celebrations. The Museum also provides monthly educational programming with local figures and academics, as well as field trip opportunities for local students. 

We have an engaging volunteer and docent program, where volunteers and student interns are able to work directly with our Museum staff to welcome guests and process collections. 

The Museum received a certificate of completion from the American Alliance of Museums for their core Document Approval Program as part of the Museum endeavors to obtain full accreditation. 

Hermosa Beach Museum

710 Pier Avenue

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Contact Information:

(310) 318-9421

Hours of Operation:

WEDNESDAY 12 noon - 4 PM
THURSDAY 12 noon - 4 PM
FRIDAY 12 noon - 4 PM
SATURDAY 12 noon - 4 PM

SUNDAY 12 noon - 4PM 

The Museum will be closed Sunday March 31st in observance of Easter Sunday.

To see our safety measures, please read the HBHS's response to COVID-19.

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