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Three Iconic San Francisco Museums

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Following are three museums that showcase some of San Francisco's unique cultural offerings.

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GLBT History Museum
This museum situated in San Francisco's Castro District represents the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. Upon entering the main gallery, visitors encounter the exhibit Our Vast Queer Past: Celebrating San Francisco's GLBT History. Artifacts on display are divided by themes such as Finding Our Hidden Histories, On the Margin: Queers & Poverty, Out of the Closets & Into the Streets and HIV/AIDS: Grief, Solidarity, Determination

The Good Vibrations Antique Vibrator Museum Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen leads tours of this San Francisco landmark that touches on the invention and functions of early vibrators dating from the late 1800s up through the 1970s, and illuminates their beautiful vintage exhibits on display. Upon completion of the tour, visitors can pursue the modern day offerings in their store.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum
Since opening new building designed by architect Daniel Libeskind on June 8, 2008, The Contemporary Jewish Museum continues to engage audiences and artists in an exploration of contemporary perspectives on Jewish history, art, ideas and culture. An inviting outside space invites people to sit and take a break from the hustle of the outside world.

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