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This museum is located in the small building to the right of the front of the Mission Basilica. It was assembled and dedicated in 1980 to commemorate the work of the renowned restorer of the California Mission, Sir Harry Downie.
The museum is organized to show an overview of the major periods of the Carmel Mission’s history leading up to its restoration and reactivation in the twentieth century under the workmanship of the Late Henry J. Downie.