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 smaller institutions focusing on highly specific subjects.

A Tour of Museums

Historic House Museums

Cultural Museums

Money, Banking and Mint Museums

Library Museums

Sports Museums

Religious Historic Buildings / Museums

Music Museums

University Museums

Prison Museums

Police Museums

Motor Vehicle Museums

Air and Space Museums

Medical Museums

Transport Museums

Military and War Museums and Memorials

Spy Museums

Air and Space Museums

Maritime Museums

 Ship Museums

Science and Technology Museums

Natural History Museums

Portrait Galleries

Archaeological Museums

Encyclopedic Museums

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


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