Historical Museum & Ainsley House

The Campbell Historical Museum & Ainsley House are owned and operated by the City of Campbell in public trust. The museums interpret the history of the Campbell area from its pioneer beginnings to today through innovative and meaningful programs.

We invite you to visit our museums and find your place in the history and future of the Orchard City.

The Campbell Historical Museum is preparing for an exhibit on Campbell Union High School from 1938-1980. We would like to know what it was like to be a teenager in Campbell throughout the school's existence. If you went to CUHS, then please take a few minutes to complete the following survey and share your memoires of Campbell Union High
Campbell Union High School Survey

2014 Ainsley House Christmas
This year marks the 20th anniversary of opening the Ainsley House to the public and our annual holiday celebrations.
For the past twenty years, organizations and businesses have partnered with museum staff and volunteers to decorate the historic Ainsley House. We invite you to help us celebrate the holidays and our anniversary by decorating an Ainsley House room in a theme inspired by the 1920s and 30s.
To participate as at 2014 decorator, read the decorating information and guidelines then submit your registration form. We have also provided some ideas from the 1920s and 1930s to serve as inspiration.
Information & Guidelines
Decorator Registration
Ideas for Inspiration
Floor Plan
  1. Campbell Historical Museum
  2. Ainsley House
CHM_2013Historical Museum
The Campbell Historical Museum is located in the City’s first public building, Firehouse #1. Visitors can explore the City’s rich history through self-guided tours. Changing exhibits use themes of Home Life, Community, Recreation, and Work to provide insight into daily life in the Santa Clara Valley over the past century. Engaging, hands-on features in each exhibit area encourage personal interaction with historical objects in order to better understand life in the region today.

 Exhibits and Programs
Teacher and Educator Information


Historical Museum 

Ainsley House 

Combo Ticket 

 Under 7 Free  Free  Free 
 Youth (7-17)  $2  $2.50  $4
 Adults  $2  $6  $8
 Seniors  $2  $4  $6