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Specialist Museums – Virtual Tour

Specialist Museums

Specialist Museums – Virtual Tour

A museum is an institution that cares for a collection in any field of endeavor that is of interest to humankind.

The types of museums vary from large institutions, covering many of the categories below, to smaller institutions focusing on highly specific subjects.

A Tour of Specialist Museums

Historic House Museums

Cultural Museums

Money, Banking and Mint Museums

Museums of Conscience

Spanish Missions in the Americas

Library Museums

Postal and Stamp Museums

Sports Museums

Mining Museum

Religious Historic Buildings / Museums

Music Museums

University Museums

Prison Museums

Police Museums

Observatory Museums

Automotive Museums

Air and Space Museums

Medical Museums

Virtual Tour of Military and War Museums and Memorials

Transport Museums

Military and War Museums and Memorials

Spy Museums

Maritime and Ship Museums and Memorials

 Ship Museums

Science and Technology Museums

Natural History Museums

Portrait Galleries

Archaeological Museums

Encyclopedic Museums

Railroad and Train Museums

Grief Museums

Dark or Grief themed Museums are institutions or historic sites associated with death, disaster, and tragedy. The main focus of these museums or sites is their historical and heritage value.

  • National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, Alabama
  • The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, Montgomery, Alabama
  • National 9/11 Museum, “Ground Zero”, New York, USA
  • Military History Museum, Dresden, Germany
  • Atomic Bomb Museum, Nagasaki, Japan
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Hiroshima Nuclear Bomb Museum – Japan
  • Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre, Kigali, Rwanda
  • War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • The Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum
  • Murambi Technical School Genocide Museum, Rwanda
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.
  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland
  • Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in China
  • Jeju Uprising in South Korea
  • Spirit Lake Internment Camp Centre near La Ferme, Quebec
  • Catacombs of Paris
  • Thailand’s Siriraj Medical Museum
  • “Hanoi Hilton” – Hoa Lo Prison in Vietnam
  • Penang War Museum
  • Myanmar’s Drug Elimination Museum
  • Saddam Hussein Torture Museum – Iraq
  • ISIS Museum – Iraq

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. Above is the evolving list of Specialist Museums featured on “Joy of Museums.”


“A country that has few museums is both materially poor and spiritually poor …
museums, like theatres and libraries, are a means to freedom.”
– Wendy Beckett


Photo Credit: JOM

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