Museums Near St Pete Beach
Downtown St Petersburg Waterfront
The Salvador Dali Museum is an art museum in St Petersburg, Florida, dedicated to the works of Salvador Dali. It houses the largest collection of Dali's works outside of Europe.
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Art District Downtown St Petersburg
Contemporary gallery showcasing works by American emerging and established studio glass artists.
Take an immersive journey through our collection of glass masterpieces that bring intricate shapes to life and magically transforms color and light.
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Museum of Fine Arts
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Designed by John Volk, the building itself a work of art, has twenty galleries, some small and intimate, others more spacious. Opened in 1965, the Museum also has splendid Membership and Sculpture Gardens.
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Florida Holocaust Museum
Downtown St Petersburg
The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching the members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.
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Gulf Beaches Historical Museum
Hours Friday & Saturday, 10 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 4 PM.
Sunday, 1PM - 4 PM
A hidden treasure in Pass-A-Grille, this hands-on, volunteer-run museum presents the story of the Gulf Beaches in an accessible way for all ages. Gift shop. Free entry; required to display free parking pass obtained inside museum.
Built in 1917 of rusticated block, the Pass-a-Grille Community Church was a staple of the growing island town throughout the years. But in 1959 it’s membership outgrew the small building and a new church was built on 16th Avenue in the Pass-a-Grille area of St. Pete Beach.
Bound for the wrecking ball, the property was saved by Joan Haley, a social editor, preservationist and soicalite from Washington, D.C. moving here in 1952. She loved the island and became involved immediately in the community. Her sense of preservation, love of antiques and the area, prompted her to sell her Bayfront property, purchase the old church and make it her very special home.
Upon her death in 1989 she left the church property to Pinellas County to be used as an island Museum.
After updating and refurbishing, the new Museum opened to the public in March, 1993. A non-profit support organization was formed, volunteers were recruited, artifacts gathered with hard work the Museum has grown to become an island treasure. It is totally manned by volunteers. It's mission statement is
"To collect, preserve and exhibit the history of the barrier islands."