Every Museum

I aspire to visit every museum.

I’ve been to museums located in the center of huge cities with world-famous national treasures and in remote seaside villages with obscure niche collections. Some of the institutions are more “typical museums” while others are botanical gardens or national monuments. Historical and commercial sites with interpreted content have been left off if the institution is more commonly used for another purpose.

To this end, below is a list of every museum I have visited. The list is updated periodically.

Bermuda

  • Hamilton
    • Bermuda National Gallery
    • Bermuda Historical Society Museum
  • Bermuda
    • Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo

Canada

  • Ottawa
    • Bytown Museum
    • Canadian Museum of Nature
    • National Gallery of Canada
    • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride Museum
  • Gatineau
    • Canadian Museum of History
  • Montreal
    • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
    • Pointe-à-Callière Museum
  • Prince Edward Island
    • Anne of Green Gables Museum

England

  • Bath
    • Roman Baths
  • Derby
    • Derby Silk Mill
    • Derby Museum and Art Gallery
  • Greenwich
    • National Maritime Museum
    • Royal Observatory
  • Leicester
    • Jewry Wall Museum
    • King Richard III Visitor Centre
  • London
    • British Library
    • British Museum
    • Courtauld Gallery
    • Institute of Contemporary Art
    • National Gallery
    • National Portrait Gallery
    • Somerset House
    • Tate Britain
    • Tate Modern
    • Tower of London
    • Victoria and Albert
    • Wallace Collection
    • Wellcome Collection
    • Westminster Abbey

Israel

  • Masada
    • Masada Archeological Site
  • Jerusalem
    • Wailing Wall Museum
    • Yad Vashem
  • Tel Aviv
    • Independence Hall

Italy

  • Florence
    • Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze
    • Museo Nazionale del Bargello
    • Palazzo Vecchio
    • Uffizi Gallery
  • Pompei
    • Parco Archeologico di Pompeii
  • Rome
    • Capitoline Museums
    • Galleria Borghese
  • Venice
    • Peggy Guggenheim Collection
    • Pinault Collection
  • Vatican City
    • Vatican Museums

Netherlands

  • Amsterdam
    • Joods Historisch Museum
    • Museum Het Rembrandthuis
    • Portugese Synagogue Museum
    • Rijksmuseum
    • Van Gogh Museum
  • Delft
    • Royal Delft Factory and Museum
  • Utrecht
    • De Haar Castle
  • Zaanse Schans
    • Bakery Museum de Gecroonde Duyvekater
    • Clog Museum
    • Museum Zaanse Tijd
    • Museumwinkel Albert Heijn
    • Zaans Museum

Scotland

  • Edinburgh
    • Edinburgh Castle 
    • Museum of Edinburgh
    • National Museum of Scotland
    • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Glasgow
    • Gallery of Modern Art
    • Glasgow Museum of Transport (Riverside)
    • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Skye
    • Armadale Castle, Garden and Museum of the Isles
    • Dunvegan Castle and Gardens
    • Skye Museum of Island Life (Kilmuir)

United States

  • California
    • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
  • Colorado
    • Denver Art Museum, Denver
    • Downtown Aquarium, Denver
    • Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museums, Manitou Springs
  • Connecticut
    • Norwalk Aquarium, Norwalk
  • Delaware
    • Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Winterthur
  • Florida
    • Key West Aquarium, Key West
    • Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, Key West
  • Georgia
    • Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta
    • Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta
    • Coca-Cola Museum, Atlanta
    • Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta
    • High Museum of Art, Atlanta
  • Illinois
    • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
    • Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
    • Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
    • National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
    • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Louisiana
    • Audubon Aquarium of America, New Orleans
    • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans
    • Laura Plantation, Vacherie
    • National World War II Museum, New Orleans
    • New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans
    • New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden, New Orleans
    • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, New Orleans
    • Old Ursuline Convent Museum, New Orleans
    • Presbytère at the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans
  • Maine
    • Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor
  • Maryland
    • B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore
    • National Aquarium, Baltimore
    • Walters Arts Museum, Baltimore
  • Massachusetts
    • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst
    • Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge
    • Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge
    • Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge
    • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
    • Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams
    • MIT Museum, Cambridge
    • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    • Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
    • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
    • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard, Cambridge
    • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
    • Yiddish Book Center, Amherst
  • Michigan
    • The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn
  • New Jersey
    • Belskie Museum of Art and Science, Closter
    • Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton Township
    • Steuben House of Bergen County Historical Society, Hackensack
    • Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
    • Montclair Art Museum, Montclair
    • Newark Museum, Newark
    • Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell
    • Bergen County Museum, Paramus
    • State Botanical Garden at Skylands, Ringwood
  • New York
    • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
    • American Folk Art Museum, New York City
    • American Museum of Natural History, New York City
    • Asia Society Museum, New York City
    • Bard Graduate Center Museum, New York City
    • Bronx Zoo, New York City
    • Brooklyn Museum, New York City
    • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City
    • Corning Museum of Glass, Corning
    • Derfner Judaica Museum, New York City
    • Dia: Beacon, Beacon
    • El Museo del Barrio New York City
    • Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Seneca
    • Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York City
    • Frick Collection, New York City
    • Governor’s Island National Monument, New York City
    • Guggenheim, New York City
    • International Center of Photography, New York City
    • Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, New York City
    • John M. Mossman Lock Museum, New York City
    • Lamberton Conservatory, Rochester
    • Locust Grove Samuel F. B. Morse House, Poughkeepsie
    • Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York City
    • Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art (including Breuer and Cloisters), New York City
    • Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Seneca
    • Morgan Library and Museum New York City
    • Mossman Lock Museum, New York City
    • Museum at FIT, New York City
    • Museum of American Finance, New York City
    • Museum of American Illustration, New York City
    • Museum of Art and Design,  New York City
    • Museum of Chinese in America, New York City
    • Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City
    • Museum of Math, New York City
    • Museum of Modern Art, New York City
    • Museum of Sex, New York City
    • Museum of the City of New York, New York City
    • Museum of the Dog, New York City
    • Museum of the Moving Image, New York City
    • Museum Village, Monroe
    • National Academy of Design, New York City
    • National Archives, New York City
    • National Museum of the American Indian, New York City
    • National September 11 Memorial and Museum, New York City
    • Neue Galerie,  New York City
    • New Museum, New York City
    • New York Botanical Garden, New York City
    • New York City Fire Museum, New York City
    • New York Hall of Science, New York City
    • New York Public Library New York New York
    • New York Studio School (Original Whitney Museum) New York City
    • New York Transit Museum, New York City
    • New-York Historical Society, New York City
    • Noguchi Museum,  New York City
    • Olana State Historic Site, Hudson
    • Queens Museum of Art,  New York City
    • Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, New York City
    • Rochester Museum and Science, Rochester
    • Rubin Museum of Art, New York City
    • Socrates Sculpture Park, New York City
    • South Street Seaport Museum, New York City
    • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York City
    • Storm King Art Center, New Windsor
    • Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester
    • The Jewish Museum, New York City
    • The Museum at Eldridge Street, New York City
    • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, New York City
    • Waterloo Village, Byram Township
    • West Point History Museum, West Point
    • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
    • Yeshiva University Museum, New York City
  • Oregon
    • Portland Japanese Garden Portland
  • Pennsylvania
    • Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
    • Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
    • Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia
    • Constitution Center, Philadelphia
    • DeMuth Museum, Lancaster
    • Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center, Gettysburg
    • Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh
    • Hershey Experience Museum, Hershey
    • Independence Hall, Philadelphia
    • Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh
    • National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia
    • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
    • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Pittsburgh
    • Rodin Museum, Philadelphia
    • Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia
    • UPenn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia
  • Rhode Island
    • Newport Mansions, Newport
    • RISD Museum, Providence
  • Virginia
    • Jamestown Settlement, Jamestown
    • Williamsburg, Williamsburg
  • Washington
    • Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle
    • Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle
    • MoPop (formerly EMP Museum), Seattle
    • Northwest African American Museum, Seattle
    • Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, Spokane
  • Washington DC
    • Freer Sackler Museum of Asian Art
    • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Center 
    • Library of Congress 
    • National Archives
    • National Building Museum
    • National Gallery of Art
    • National Geographic Museum
    • National Museum of African Art
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • National Museum of the American Indian
    • National Portrait Gallery
    • National Postal Museum
    • Newseum
    • Renwick Gallery
    • Smithsonian American Art Museum
    • Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space
    • Smithsonian National Zoo
    • United States Botanic Garden
    • United States Capitol Visitor Center
    • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    • White House Visitor Center
    • Women’s Museum of the Arts
  • Wyoming
    • Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody

Last update: March, 2019

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