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WEST KERN OIL MUSEUM

TAFT, CALIFORNIA

Visiting Hours

Fridays & Saturdays

10am - 4pm

Contact Us

(661) 765-6664

Interested in becoming a docent? Fill out this form.

Closed on all Federal Holidays.

Occasionally closed for special events and private functions. See Calendar or call for more information.

About the Museum

The West Kern Oil Museum, located near Highway 33 and Wood Street in Taft, is a treasure trove of information about the city history and documentation of the petroleum industry.  Maintained and operated entirely by volunteers, the West Kern Oil Museum includes indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, vintage office, shops, and equipment, a fire house, a tent house, a shotgun house, a transportation building, a tool house, a library and a gift shop.

Explore Our Exhibits

Research and learn more about some of the displays we have to offer online. Click on each section to learn more.

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The Average Oilfield Worker

Works hard because hundred of millions of people depend on them. Works hard to feed their family and keep the roof over their head.
Works hard to make sure we don't run on fairy dust.

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A place to learn about the Petroleum Industry

Explore displays such as the Buena Vista Room, the large pumps and a wide variety of old vehicles to choose from. West Kern Oil Museum has something for everyone to learn, but we can't do it on our own. We are a volunteer docent ran museum, and kindly accept any donations to help us keep our doors open.

Support Us

The West Kern Oil Museum is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; we offer volunteer opportunities and accept donations (tax-deductible) from local businesses and residents. Consider becoming an annual supporter of the Museum! Find more information below.

Volunteer

Learn about our various docent & volunteer programs at the Museum.

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Donate

We make it easy to send a donation right online! Click here to support us.

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