Visitor Info

How and when to visit The Magnes

Gallery Hours: The Magnes galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm.

Follow the links below to view our current exhibitions, and learn about our public programs

Galleries will be closed December 14 - January 27 and will resume regular gallery hours on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. 

Research Hours / Florence Helzel Collection Study

Appointments to view selected holdings for research or other academic or educational purposes may be made two weeks in advance of intended use.  For further information regarding collection access and use of the Florence Helzel Collection Study, refer to the Collection Services Page

Getting to The Magnes

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is located at 2121 Allston Way in downtown Berkeley, just outside the UC Berkeley Campus, within walking distance from BART and several parking facilities.

2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 93710
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The Downtown Berkeley BART station is located just one block away on Shattuck Avenue between Allston Way and Addison Street. 


Parking is available at Oxford garage, directly across the street. Enter on 2161 at Kittredge Street between Oxford and Shattuck.  


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