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The de Saisset Museum stands at the heart of Santa Clara University's campus, adjacent to Mission Santa Clara de Asís. Founded in 1955, it is the only free museum of art and history in the South Bay, and is one of only three museums in Silicon Valley to hold accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. Operated by Santa Clara University, the de Saisset Museum is funded by the University, de Saisset family trust, membership, and donations.

General Information

Find out about our mission and core values, which stand as the heart of everything we do; learn about our history—the story of why we're here and how the de Saisset family played a role; and discover what it means to be accredited.


Find out everything you need to know to make your visit possible, from hours and admission to directions and parking information.


Meet the dynamic and dedicated team of people behind the de Saisset Museum: staff, advisory board members, docents and volunteers.