Museum of Manuscripts

Preserving the written treasures of the past, enlightening the present, and inspiring the future.

Immerse yourself in the Museum of Manuscripts, a sanctuary of literary marvels. Explore ancient texts, illuminated manuscripts, and rare literary works from diverse cultures. Journey through the evolution of writing, savoring the profound stories etched on parchment. Discover the power of words and their enduring legacy.

  • History

    The Museum of Manuscripts was founded in 1962 by renowned bibliophiles and scholars dedicated to safeguarding humanity's written heritage. With a vast collection spanning centuries and continents, the museum serves as a custodian of intellectual history. Its meticulous preservation techniques and commitment to scholarly research have made it a beacon of knowledge.

  • Mission

    The Museum of Manuscripts is committed to preserving, studying, and promoting the invaluable legacy of written works. Through exhibitions, research, and educational programs, we aim to deepen understanding, foster cultural appreciation, and inspire a love for literature. Our mission is to bridge the past and present, connecting generations through the power of written expression.

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    5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
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  • Collection Size
    2.6 million
  • Area
    807,000 sq ft (75,000 m2) in 94 galleries
  • Visitors
    1,124,759 (2021)
  • Opening Hours Weekdays
    9:30 - 18:00
  • Opening Hours Saturday
    9:30 - 20:00
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Cloister Hours

MON/SAT 9;30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

SUN 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Where are we?

Via Santa Chiara 49c, 80134 Na

The St. Clare Monumental Complex reminds that tickets can only be purchased on site at the time of entry.