Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Specialist Museums

Specialist Museums

Specialist Museums

A museum is an institution that cares for a collection in any field of endeavour that is of interest to humankind. The types of museums vary from large institutions, covering many of the categories below, to very small institutions focusing on specific subjects.

Museum categories include fine arts, applied arts, craft, archaeology, anthropology and ethnology, biography, history, cultural history, science, technology, children’s museums, natural history, botanical, zoological gardens, museums of modern art, folk art, local history, military history, aviation history, philately, agriculture, or geology. Below is the evolving list of Specialist Museums featured on “Joy of Museums”.

Money, Banking and Mint Museums

Library Museums

Historic House Museums

Portrait Galleries

Cultural Museums

Sports Museums

Religious Museums

Music Museums

Prison Museums

Police Museums

Air and Space Museums

Military and War Museums and Memorials

Spy Museums

Air and Space Museums

Maritime Museums

Museums Ship

Science and Technology Museums

Explore Natural History Museums

Explore Archaeological Museums


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– Vincent van Gogh


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