Exhibits & Events

Campbell Museums’ Art Show, 2020: Joy

The Campbell Museums’ Art Show is held every 2 years, with 2020 being the inaugural show!

The theme for 2020 is “Joy,” and is open to the artist’s interpretation.  

Artists must be local to Santa Clara County. 2D art preferred (photos, drawings, paintings, prints, digital art printed on paper, etc). 3D art has limited space, but small 3D works will be considered. No cost to submit!We wil...

Come explore the Campbell Historical Museum's Winter Fun Event on Saturday, Dec 7 from 5pm -8pm.  This event is held in conjunction with the Downtown Campbell's Carol of Lights.  The Museum will offer Holiday crafts, family fun activities, hot coco, and treats!  The Winter Fun event is FREE

Come see the Ainsley House lit up at night for the Holidays.  Our two evening Open House events will feature a walk through of all the rooms in the Ainsley House decorated for the Holidays, opportunity to shop in the Holiday Boutique, appetizers in the Carriage House, and live music in the Living Room.  $15/ general $10/ Museum members. Kids up to 17 FREE. Tickets can be bought in advance at the Carriage House or the night of...

Do your Holiday Shopping at the Ainsley House! The Boutique is located in several rooms in the lower level of the Ainsley House, as well as in the Carriage House.  All purchases go to support education and preservation efforts of the Campbell Museums. The Boutique will be open Thur-Sun, 12 - 4 pm Nov 14- Dec 22.

Online sales for our 2019 Silver Bells Holiday Teas & Tours at the Ainsley House are now open for the General Public.  For Museum Members who receive a discounted admission price, please contact Kerry Perkins (408) 866-2718 or email kerryp@campbellca.gov.


This Holiday Season the Ainsley House celebrates its 25th anniversary of Holiday Teas and Tours!

 Enjoy a champagne Tea followed by a...

A new exhibit at the Campbell Historical Museum.

Parades and festivals are community celebrations that have been a part of human history for thousands of years. Ancient cave paintings in Spain show a parade celebrating a hunt. For over one hundred years, communities in the Santa Clara Valley have come together to honor their towns with parades, give thanks for a bountiful harvest through festivals, and continue traditions from...

Campbell's general stores were a vital part of commerce in the bustling nineteenth-century town. Artifacts and photographs in this exhibit tell the story of early general stores and their roles as places of business and community gathering spaces.

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Campbell Historical Museum
51 N. Central Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

Ainsley House
300 Grant St.
Campbell, CA 95008

12pm - 4pm   
Thursday - Sunday

The Ainsley House is closed in January and February. The Historical Museum is open year round. Both museums are closed for two weeks during the December holidays.
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Campbell, CA 95008

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The  Campbell Museums' mission is to interpret and preserve the history of the Campbell area from its early beginnings to today and to relate that history within the context of the Santa Clara Valley region.

Campbell Historical Museum & Ainsley House

51 N. Central Ave

Campbell, CA 95008


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