At 540 Broadway, San Francisco, California visitors will find the Beat Museum. This museum is home to the Beats: North Beach San Francisco. The museum is between San Francisco and Big Sur, in Monterey. It is a landmark location to discuss the birth place of The Beats. The Beats have been known in music for several years. They offer CDs, books, and other memorabilia for visitors to bring home with them.
Museum hours are 10am to 7pm daily, with no holiday closures. Throughout the year, the museum offers a variety of events such as Beat Zen Workshop. One exhibit held at the museum includes the Modern Masters Artist Exhibition. They also have permanent collections such as the Jack Kerouac Autograph, Bobble Head, Letter from Carolyn Cassady, a signed photograph of Ferlinghetti, and other Ferlinghetti memorabilia.
A donation is all that is asked for entry. Donations help to benefit the nonprofit organization to help encourage artists, as well as to keep the museum open. Without donations the museum would close. There are several ways to donate such as visiting the museum or through an online form. Classes, performances, contests, and scholarships are all possible through the Beat Museum as a result of donations.