Our powerful Main Gallery exhibition covers a diverse range of queer history — from things you may know something about (the assassination of Harvey Milk) to things you’ve never seen before.
Our saucy Front Gallery exhibition exposes a selection of erotic art that graced the pages of gay men’s magazines (covert and otherwise) from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Our poignant Community Gallery exhibition presents photographs and artifacts bringing to light the lives and contributions of dancers, most of whom tragically died young.
Our Online Exhibitions offer the opportunity to explore facets of our diverse history without leaving the comfort of your browser.
The museum is at 4127 18th Street, 1/2 block west of Castro Street, in San Francisco. By Metro: Take Lines K, L or M to Castro Station, then walk one block south to 18th Street. By Streetcar: Take Line F to the terminal at Castro and 17th Streets, then walk one block south to 18th Street. By Bus: Lines 24, 33 and 35 call at the intersection of Castro and 18th Streets. By Car: Metered street and lot parking is available, but may be difficult.
Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Hours are subject to change. Please check our calendar for updates.
General: $5. California students with ID: $3. Members: Free. First Wednesday of the month is free for all visitors, sponsored by the Bob Ross Foundation.
We maintain our museum in San Francisco’s Castro District with generous help from foundations, business sponsors, individual donors and volunteers. You can join in supporting this long-held dream of the community by arranging a sponsorship, making a donation, signing on as a volunteer — or all three!
Docent-led tours are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. To book a tour, contact the museum Operations Manager. Tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance and are subject to docent availability.
Host your next corporate retreat, cultural event, Pride celebration, holiday party, or private reception inside the museum, one of the few available spaces in the Castro.
Looking for that perfect gift for the history buff in your life? Searching for the ideal mug to tastefully signal “Hey, I’m queer” at the office? Ready to buy a smart homo t-shirt for yourself — or even an GLBT-friendly apron for that backyard barbecue? The museum store offers all this and more.