Brea Museum and Historical Society


Welcome to the Brea Museum and Historical Society. The museum is located in historic City Hall Park near the intersection of Brea Boulevard and Elm Street in Brea, Orange County, California. Admission is free. We are open on Thursdays from 2:00 to 5:00, on Saturdays from 10:00 to 3:00 and by appointment. Free parking is located behind the building.

The Brea Museum is operated by the Brea Historical Society, a non-profit organization. The Museum’s spectacular exhibits tell the story of the history of Brea from its founding in 1917 to the present. The exhibits tell the unique story of Brea and how this city fits in to the larger history of California and of the United States.

The Museum also houses a research archive, a reference library, and the museum’s collections of artifacts, photographs, and manuscripts. For more information on doing research in the collections, contact the Museum.  Please explore the Museum’s website and come explore the Museum!