Joy of Museums

Exploring Museums, Art & Historic Sites

Specialists Museums

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Specialists Museums

A museum is an institution that cares for a collection in any field of endeavour that 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”.

Military and War Museums

Spy Museums

Air and Space Museums

Jail or Gaol Museums

Police Museums

Money, Banking and Mint Museums

This list is based on Museums featured in “Joy of Museums”Feedback on additions to this list is welcome via

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