The museum is dedicated to the history and aesthetic display of beads traded in Africa throughout the centuries. Over 50,000 beads and ornaments are encased in 48 showcases and 58 lucite wall panels in a 3,500 square foot gallery.
The museum is complemented with pieces of African sculpture and textiles, as well as a gift shop with a large selection of collector beads and new styles from the Czech Republic. Our expanded wholesale showroom (by appointment only) is located on the premises.
The museum is located in Mid-Valley Carmel, 5 minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea on Carmel Valley Road, and is two hours south of San Francisco. Please call (831) 625-7108 for museum hours.You can get free driving directions and a map HERE.
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