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Arts & Museums
Niles Canyon Railway is an exciting living railroad museum. Tours here are offered in a spectacular way on steam and diesel locomotives. The trains are decorated with lights on the outside and the decor from within boasts a holiday theme that creates a great atmosphere among visitors. Check out the amazing displays which includes passenger cars, motor cars, steam and diesel engines. The interpretive exhibits will give an interesting insight into the railroad history of Niles Canyon.
Established in 1988, this museum in California is known for its rare collection of classic and unique automobiles. This massive glass and granite structure houses more than 120 classic cars dating back from the 1890s. It showcases one of the earliest works of automobile art on its granite and mirror rooms. Whether it is grand antique cars or high speed racers, a Franklin, Ferrari, Mercer or Mercedes, you would find a varied collection here. The museum also has conference rooms that can be hired for meetings and gatherings. Check their website for timings and other information.
Back when Hollywood was mostly a desert, there was a thriving film industry in Northern California. Fremont's Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum chronicles these vibrant art form via posters, books, photographs and screenings in their theater. Visit the website to find out more on upcoming events.
The Danville Southern Pacific Railroad Depot dates back to 1891. Till 1951, the building served as a railroad depot and was later sold off, currently it is home to the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. The historical depot is incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Hayward Area Historical Society seeks to integrate art and culture with everyday life, by having regular artistic exhibitions, school tours and activities for visitors and promote awareness of the history of Oakland. The museum has some stunning artifacts on permanent display, so does the library with its vast collection of books. Kids can release their pent up energy by playing at the clubhouse. The museum and the research center have different timings so check the website for details. Admission is free.
The distinguished Meek Mansion is a prominent historical mansion that is a part of the Meek Estate. This historical house faced the threat of demolition but was saved by the locals and now stands erect as a symbol of the bygone era. The Meek Mansion was incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
The Riverview Union High School building is a historic structure that houses the Antioch Historical Society Museum. The museum features artworks by various local artists, from Virginia Fleming to Helen Love. Group and school tours of the museum, which is open only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, are available. The museum, grounds and gazebo can be hired for private events.
The Bedford Gallery is solely dedicated to visual arts and artists. It does not restrict itself to a particular type or genre and offers a great mix of contemporary, historic and modern art. Throughout the season, it hosts exhibitions, art talks, workshops and many other events. The gallery also takes initiatives to introduce and educate the general public to the world of creativity and art. For more details and updates, call ahead.
Located in Walnut Creek, this museum is a multi-purpose facility that cares for injured and endangered animals from all over the state of California. It operates the largest veterinary rehabilitation hospital in the United States, treating over 6000 wild animals annually. In addition, they have educational tours for children, and a learning theater.
Located inside Levi's Stadium, the 49ers Museum celebrates this Bay Area football team. The 20,000 square-foot museum explores the 49ers past and present with historical team memorabilia as well as the latest information on the current players. Step inside the museum's Morabito Theater to learn about your team and see some of their greatest game plays. Take a picture next to a life-sized statue of your favorite player in the Hall of Fame. You can even interact with exhibits, including touchscreens and a passing and kicking simulator.