List of museums in Washington

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This list of museums in Washington state encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Defunct museums are listed in a separate section.

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NameImageTown/CityCountyRegionArea of studySummary
7 Wonders MuseumSilverlakeCowlitzSouthwestReligiousCreationist displays
911 Media Arts CenterSeattleKingPuget SoundArtDigital media art gallery
Aberdeen Museum of HistoryAberdeenGrays HarborSouthwestHistory - Localwebsite
Alderwood Manor Heritage CottageLynnwoodSnohomishPuget SoundHistoric housewebsite, located in Lynnwood Heritage Park
Alpowai Interpretive CenterClarkstonAsotinEasternHistorywebsite, exhibits on meeting of Lewis and Clark and the Nez Perce Indians
America's Car MuseumTacomaPiercePuget SoundTransportation - AutomobilesAlso known as LeMay - America's Car Museum, includes over 300 collector cars on the grounds of the former Marymount Military Academy
American Hop MuseumToppenishYakimaCentralAgriculturewebsite, history and future of hops cultivation
American Museum of Radio and ElectricityAmerican Museum of Radio and Electricity.JPGBellinghamWhatcomNorthwestTechnologyDevelopment and use of electricity, radio and the related inventions; formerly the Bellingham Antique Radio Museum
Anacortes History MuseumAnacortesSkagitNorthwestHistory - Localwebsite, exhibits include Native Americans and early settlers, fishing and logging industries, changing exhibits; located in a Carnegie Library building; also operates the WT Preston Snagboat Heritage Center
Ansorge Hotel MuseumCurlewFerryEasternHistoric siteinformation, early 20th century period hotel in a ghost town
Antique Car & Truck MuseumCurlewFerryEasternTransportationinformation, also antique farm machinery and a blacksmith shop
Arthur Foss (tugboat)Tugboat Arthur Foss 04.jpgSeattleKingPuget SoundMaritimeTugboat museum ship located in Lake Union Park
Asotin County MuseumAsotinAsotinEasternOpen airwebsite, complex includes main museum with local history displays, pioneer house, sheepherder's cabin, one room schoolhouse, log cabin, barge, barn, blacksmith shop and Tipi
Aurora Valentinetti Puppet MuseumBremertonKitsapPuget SoundPuppetrywebsite, part of the Evergreen Children's Theatre
Bainbridge Island Historical Society MuseumBainbridge IslandKitsapPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite, located in a 1908 schoolhouse
Bellevue Arts MuseumBellevueArtsMuseum01.jpgBellevueKingPuget SoundArtChanging exhibits of art, craft and design
Bellingham International Maritime MuseumBellinghamWhatcomNorthwestMaritimewebsite, exhibits include area canning company, fishing industry, shipyards, ship models, amphibious vehicles, boats, maritime artifacts
Bellingham Railway MuseumBellinghamWhatcomNorthwestRailroadIncludes model train layout, railroad memorabilia, lanterns, train simulator, models of antique logging equipment
Benton County Historical MuseumProsserBentonCentralHistory - Localinformation, information, includes antique clothing, firearms, Pomo basketry
Bigelow House Museum1866 Bigelow House.jpgOlympiaThurstonPuget SoundHistoric house1850s house with original documents, artifacts, and furnishings
Bing Crosby MuseumSpokaneSpokaneEasternBiographywebsite, at Gonzaga University, memorabilia of singer and movie star Bing Crosby
Black Diamond MuseumBlack DiamondKingPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite
Blackman House MuseumSnohomishSnohomishPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite, operated by the Snohomish Historical Society
Boldman House MuseumDaytonColumbiaEasternHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Dayton Historical Society, open by appointment, Victorian period house
Bothell Historical MuseumBothellKingPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite
Breazeale Interpretive CenterAnacortesSkagitNorthwestNatural historyNatural history and ecology of the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Browns Point Lighthouse ParkBrowns PointPiercePuget SoundMaritimeIncludes the History Center, Boat House Museum and tours of the lighthouse
Burke Museum of Natural History and CultureSeattleKingPuget SoundNatural historyPart of the University of Washington, includes fossils, natural history dioramas, Native American artifacts, Pacific Rim cultures exhibit, gems and minerals
Burroughs Home History MuseumRitzvilleAdamsEasternHistoric housewebsite, turn-of-the century period house, open by appointment only; also known as Dr. Frank R. Burroughs Home
Carnegie Art CenterWalla WallaWalla WallaEasternArtwebsite
Carpenter House MuseumCle ElumKittitasCentralHistoric housewebsite, 1914 Victorian mansion
Cashmere Museum and Pioneer VillageCashmereChelanCentralOpen airwebsite, operated by the Chelan County Historical Society, complex include museum with local history, Native American, archaeology and natural history displays, pioneer village with 20 structures
Castle Rock Exhibit HallCastle RockCowlitzSouthwestHistory - Localinformation, impact of the Mount St. Helens eruption on the area, logging
Cedar Creek Grist MillCedarCreekGristMill2007.jpgWoodlandCowlitzSouthwestMillWorking late 19th century water-powered grist mill
Center for Wooden BoatsSeattle - Center for Wooden Boats 06.jpgSeattleKingPuget SoundMaritimeHistoric wooden sailboats, rowboats and other boats
Center on Contemporary ArtSeattleKingPuget SoundArtwebsite
Central Washington Agricultural MuseumUnion GapYakimaCentralAgriculturewebsite, information, open for special events with agriculture equipment displays and demonstrations
Charles R. Conner MuseumPullmanWhitmanEasternNatural historywebsite, part of Washington State University
Chelan MuseumChelanChelanCentralHistory - Localwebsite, operated by the Lake Chelan Historical Society
Cheney Historical MuseumCheneySpokaneEasternHistory - Localwebsite, history of the Four Lakes, Marshall, Cheney, Tyler, and Amber districts
Chewelah MuseumChewelahStevensEasternHistory - Localwebsite
Children's Activity MuseumEllensburgKittitasCentralChildren'swebsite
Children's Museum of Skagit CountyBurlingtonSkagitPuget SoundChildren'swebsite
Children's Museum of TacomaTacomaPiercePuget SoundChildren'swebsite
Children's Museum of Walla WallaWalla WallaWalla WallaEasternChildren'swebsite
The Children's Museum, SeattleSeattleKingPuget SoundChildren'sLocated in the Seattle Center
Clark County Historical MuseumVancouverClarkSouthwestHistory - LocalOperated by the Clark County Historical Society
Clayton Deer Park Historical SocietyClaytonStevensEasternHistory - Localwebsite, Terra Cotta eagle at Clayton, displays at the Loon Lake Historical Society
Cle Elum Telephone MuseumCle ElumKittitasCentralTechnologywebsite, history of telephone technology from 1901 to 1970, open by appointment
Clymer MuseumEllensburgKittitasCentralArtwebsite, works of John Clymer and other regional artists
Coast Artillery MuseumPort TownsendJeffersonOlympic PeninsulaMilitarywebsite, website, located in Fort Worden State Park
Coast Guard Museum NorthwestSeattleKingPuget SoundMilitaryIncludes U.S. Coast Guard ship models, uniforms, photos and artifacts
Columbia Pacific Heritage MuseumIlwacoPacificSouthwestHistory - Localwebsite, formerly the Ilwaco Heritage Museuum
Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and TechnologyRichlandBentonCentralMultipleScience, natural history and local history; exhibits include Lewis & Clark Expedition, Hanford Site, geology, natural history, materials technology, local history during World War II
Colville Confederated Tribes' MuseumCoulee DamOkanoganCentralEthnic - Native Americaninformation, information
Commanding Officer’s QuartersPort TownsendJeffersonOlympic PeninsulaMilitarywebsite, located in Fort Worden State Park, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society
Conconully MuseumConconullyOkanoganCentralHistory - Localwebsite, operated by the Okanogan County Historical Society
Concrete Heritage MuseumConcreteSkagitPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite, formerly the Camp 7 Museum
Corbin Art CenterSpokaneSpokaneEasternArtwebsite, includes an exhibit gallery
Cowlitz County Historical MuseumKelsoCowlitzSouthwestHistory - Localwebsite
CWU Museum of Culture & EnvironmentEllensburgKittitasCentralAnthropologywebsite, part of Central Washington University, formerly the Museum of Man, includes large collection of Native American artifacts
D. O. Pearson House MuseumStanwood WA - D. O. Pearson House 01.jpgStanwoodSnohomishPuget SoundHistoric housewebsite, details, operated by the Stanwood Area Historical Society, late 19th century Victorian period house
Dayton Historic DepotDayton-Historic-Depot.jpgDaytonColumbiaEasternHistory - Localwebsite, operated by the Dayton Historical Society
Daybreak Star Cultural CenterSeattleKingPuget SoundArtNative American art gallery
DuPont MuseumDuPontPiercePuget SoundHistory - LocalExhibits include former DuPont Company and impact on region, Fort Nisqually, period home, village and school displays
East Benton County Historical MuseumKennewickBentonCentralHistory - Localwebsite, themes include agriculture, military, transportation, education
Eastside Heritage CenterBellevueKingPuget SoundHistory - LocalDisplays are located around the county
Edmonds Historical MuseumEdmondsSnohomishPuget SoundHistory - LocalCity history and culture
Experience Music ProjectEMPPano11.jpgSeattleKingPuget SoundMusicIncludes Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, includes rock & roll and popular music memorabilia, interactive exhibits
Fairchild Heritage Museum & Air ParkFairchild Air Force BaseSpokaneEasternAviationwebsite
Ferry County Historical CenterRepublicFerryEasternHistory - Localwebsite
Flying Heritage CollectionEverettSnohomishPuget SoundAviationRestored WWII aircraft
Foothills Historical Society & MuseumFoothills Historical Society & Museum.jpgBuckleyPiercePuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite
Forest Learning CenterMount St. Helens National Volcanic MonumentCowlitzSouthwestNatural historyLocated inside the blast zone of the May 18, 1980 eruption
Forks Timber MuseumForksClallamOlympic PeninsulaIndustry - Timberwebsite, tools, logging equipment, bunkhouse display
Fort Flagler State ParkMarrowstoneJeffersonOlympic PeninsulaMilitaryHistory and artifacts from the 20th-century fort
Fort Lewis MuseumFort LewisPiercePuget SoundMilitaryHistory of Fort Lewis and the military units that served there
Fort Nisqually Living History MuseumFort Nisqually Living History Museum Entrance.jpgTacomaPiercePuget SoundFort - Living history19th century living history fort
Fort Okanogan Interpretive CenterBrewsterOkanoganCentralHistoryHistory of the former early 19th century fur trading post
Fort Simcoe State ParkWhite SwanYakimaCentralMilitary1850s fort with restored officer's houses and a visitor center with exhibits
Fort Spokane Museum and Visitor CenterDavenportLincolnEasternMilitarywebsite, part of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, late 19th-century Indian Frontier fort and later Indian boarding school
Fort SteilacoomSteilacoomPiercePuget SoundMilitaryDisplays artifacts and history of the fort, open for special events and living history re-enactments
Fort Vancouver National Historic SiteFt. vancouver.jpgVancouverClarkSouthwestMilitary19th century fur trading outpost with living history demonstrations
Fort Walla Walla MuseumWalla WallaWalla WallaEasternHistory - Living historyIncludes open air pioneer village, exhibit halls with military, agriculture, and history exhibits, also living history programs
Fox Island MuseumFox IslandPiercePuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite
Franklin County Historical MuseumPascoFranklinEasternHistory - Localwebsite, themes include North American Indian artifacts, Lewis and Clark's

corps of discovery, railroads, agriculture, irrigation, ferries & bridges, naval air base, healthcare

Frye Art MuseumFrye Museum winter.jpgSeattleKingPuget SoundArtPainting and sculpture from the nineteenth century to the present
Furford Cranberry MuseumGraylandGrays HarborSouthwestAgricultureinformation, open by appointment, cranberry industry equipment and materials
Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing TourFutureOfFlightGallery.jpgMukilteoSnohomishPuget SoundAerospaceCommercial jet aviation and future airplane designs
Garfield County MuseumPomeroyGarfieldEasternHistory - Localwebsite
Georgetown PowerPlant MuseumGeorgetown PowerPlant interior pano-resized.jpgSeattleKingPuget SoundTechnology
Gilman Town Hall MuseumIssaquahKingPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite
Ginkgo Petrified Forest State ParkVantageKittitasCentralNatural historyPetrified wood found in the park
Gorge Heritage MuseumBingenKlickitatCentralHistory - Localwebsite, operated by the West Klickitat County Historical Society
Granite Falls Historical MuseumGranite FallsSnohomishPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite
Grant County Historical Museum & VillageEphrataGrantCentralOpen airinformation, information, includes one room school house, pioneer homestead with outbuildings, an old-time saloon, blacksmith shop, pioneer line cabin, a print shop, and a camera shop
Hands On Children's MuseumOlympiaThurstonPuget SoundChildren's
Harbor History MuseumGig HarborPiercePuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite, new facility opening 2010, formerly Gig Harbor Peninsula History Museum
Henry Art GalleryHAG.JPGSeattleKingPuget SoundArtThe art museum of the University of Washington, includes contemporary art, photography, 19th-century art, Japanese and West Coast ceramics, costumes and textiles
History House of Greater SeattleSeattleKingPuget SoundHistory - LocalHistory and heritage of Seattle and its neighborhoods
Hunters MuseumHuntersStevensEasternHistory - Localwebsite
Hydroplane & Raceboat MuseumKentKingPuget SoundSportswebsite, history of the sport of hydroplane racing
Imagine Children's MuseumEverettSnohomishPuget SoundChildren's museumwebsite
Island County Historical Society MuseumWhidbey IslandIslandPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite
Issaquah Depot MuseumIssaquahKingPuget SoundRailroadwebsite
Jack Straw New Media GallerySeattleKingPuget SoundArtwebsite, audio arts center
Jefferson County Historical MuseumPort TownsendJeffersonOlympic PeninsulaHistory - Localwebsite
Job Carr Cabin MuseumTacomaPiercePuget SoundHistoric housewebsite, replica cabin of Tacoma's first Euro American settler
Johnson Farm MuseumAnderson IslandPiercePuget SoundFarmwebsite, operated by the Anderson Island Historical Society, farm homestead and outbuildings
Jundt Art MuseumSpokaneSpokaneEasternArtwebsite, at Gonzaga University, changing exhibits
Karpeles Manuscript Library MuseumTacomaPiercePuget SoundLibraryChanging exhibits of historic documents from its collections
Karshner MuseumPuyallupPiercePuget SoundMultipleAlso known as the Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, includes natural history items, Native American and world culture artifacts, owned by a local school district
Keller Heritage Center Museum and ParkColvilleStevensEasternOpen airwebsite, includes museum with Native American, pioneer, Main Street stores and local history displays, Keller House of 1910, Graves Mt. Lookout Tower, schoolhouse, cabins, pioneer machinery museum, sawmill, blacksmith shop, mining equipment
Kettle Falls Historical CenterKettle FallsStevensEasternEthnic - Native Americanwebsite
Kids Discovery MuseumBainbridge IslandKitsapPuget SoundChildren'swebsite, also known as KiDiMu
KidsQuest Children's MuseumBellevueKingPuget SoundChildren's
Kirkman House MuseumWalla WallaWalla WallaEasternHistoric houseVictorian period house
Kitsap County Historical Society MuseumBremertonKitsapPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite, includes period household and store displays, exhibits of a school, a fire department, Native American life, the lumber industry, shipbuilding, and a clock collection
Kittitas County Historical MuseumKittitas County Historical Museum.jpgEllensburgKittitasCentralHistory - Localwebsite, includes pioneer, Native American, business, and military displays, exhibits of an antique car collection, doll collection, and rock and mineral collection
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical ParkKlse cadillac hotel.jpgSeattleKingPuget SoundHistorySeattle's role in the Klondike Gold Rush
La Conner Quilt & Textile MuseumLa Conner, WA - La Conner Quilt Museum 01.jpgLa ConnerSkagitNorthwestTextilewebsite, quilts and textiles from local, national, and international artists; located in the historic Gaches Mansion
Larson GalleryLarson GalleryYakimaYakimaCentralArtPart of Yakima Valley Community College
Leavenworth Nutcracker MuseumLeavenworthChelanCentralCommodity - NutcrackerFeatures over 5,000 nutcrackers originating from over 40 countries
Lelooska MuseumArielCowlitzSouthwestEthnic - Native Americanwebsite, collections include baskets, parfleches, corn husk bags, dolls, spoons, cradles, moccasins, tomahawks, pipes, pipe bags, dresses, a 15-foot birch bark canoe and a replica fur trade store
Lewis and Clark Interpretive CenterCape Disappointment State ParkPacificSouthwestHistoryStory of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also park cultural, military, maritime and natural history
Lewis County Historical MuseumLewis County Historical Museum.jpgChehalisLewisSouthwestHistory - Localwebsite
Log Cabin MuseumPort OrchardKitsapPuget SoundHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Sidney Museum and Arts Association, features exhibits of home life in the South Kitsap area during the past 100 years
Longmire MuseumLongmirePiercePuget SoundMultiplewebsite, [information], at the Longmire Visitor's Center in Mount Rainier National Park, exhibits on the park's history, geology, wildlife and Native Americans
Loon Lake Historical SocietyLoon LakeStevensEasternHistory - Localwebsite
Lopez Island Historical Society & MuseumLopez IslandSan JuanSan Juan IslandsHistory - Localwebsite
Lower Columbia College Art GalleryLongviewCowlitzSouthwestArtwebsite, located in the Rose Center for the Arts
Lynden Pioneer MuseumLyndenWhatcomNorthwestHistory - Localwebsite, includes a life-size replica of Lynden's downtown, a full size farmhouse circa 1900, many vintage buggies, cars and tractors, agriculture equipment
Makah MuseumNeah BayClallamOlympic PeninsulaEthnic - Native AmericanArtifacts and life of pre-contact Makah people
Maritime Event CenterSeattleKingPuget SoundMaritimewebsite, formerly the Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center
Martinson CabinPoulsboKitsapPuget SoundHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Poulsbo Historical Society
Maryhill Museum of ArtMaryhillMuseumFront.jpgGoldendaleKlickitatCentralArtCollections includes 20th-century European art, Native American artifacts, sculptures and art by Auguste Rodin, furniture and decorative art
McAllister Museum of AviationYakimaYakimaCentralAviationwebsite
McChord Air MuseumMcChord Air Force BasePiercePuget SoundAviationwebsite
Meeker MansionPuyallupPiercePuget SoundHistoric housewebsite
Mobius KidsSpokaneSpokaneEasternChildren'swebsite
Molson School MuseumMolsonOkanoganCentralHistory - Localinformation, information, information, also known as Okanogan Highlands Museum
Monarch Contemporary Art Center and Sculpture ParkOlympiaThurstonPuget SoundArtArt center with gallery and 80-acre outdoor sculpture park
Monroe Historical Society MuseumMonroeSnohomishPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite
Moses Lake Museum and Art CenterMoses LakeGrantCentralMultiplewebsite, includes Native American artifacts, local and natural history displays, changing exhibits of art
Mount St. Helens Visitor Center at Silver LakeSilverlakeCowlitzSouthwestNatural historyGeology of the volcano, the eruption and the recovery of the area's plant and animal life
Mukilteo LightMukilteoSnohomishPuget SoundMaritimeLighthouse tours, maritime and local history exhibits
Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness ValleySequimClallamOlympic PeninsulaHistory / ArtChanging exhibits of local art and history
Museum at the CarnegiePort AngelesClallamOlympic PeninsulaHistory - Localwebsite, operated by the Clallam County Historical Society
Museum of CommunicationsPanel switch district selector frame.jpgSeattleKingPuget SoundTechnologyFormerly known as the Vintage Telephone Equipment Museum, located in Georgetown, Seattle, historic telephone equipment
Museum of FlightMuseum of Flight, Seattle.jpgTukwilaKingPuget SoundAerospaceIncludes commercial and military aircraft, space vehicles, science of flight
Museum of GlassMuseum of Glass, Tacoma.jpgTacomaPiercePuget SoundArtFocus is 20th- and 21st-century glass
Museum of History and IndustryMOHAI plane.jpgSeattleKingPuget SoundHistoryWashington's history and culture
Museum of Northwest ArtMoNA.jpgLa ConnerSkagitNorthwestArtFocus is Northwest School art movement
Museum of the ColumbiaRocky Reach DamChelanCentralHistorywebsite, located at the Rocky Reach Dam powerhouse, exhibits include settlers and Native Americans, steam boaters, lumbermen, railroaders
Museum of the North BeachMoclipsGrays HarborSouthwestHistory - Localwebsite, operated by the Moclips-by-the-Sea Historical Society
Naval Undersea MuseumNaval Undersea Museum.jpgKeyportKitsapPuget SoundMaritimeExhibits include the ocean environment, torpedoes, mine warfare, diving equipment, submarines. Website
Nordic Heritage MuseumSeattleKingPuget SoundEthnic - NordicHeritage of Seattle's Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish immigrants
North Clark Historical MuseumAmboyClark CountySouthwestHistory - Localwebsite
Northern Pacific Railway MuseumToppenishYakimaCentralRailroadIncludes Northern Pacific Railway memorabilia and a full-scale 1930 vintage Northern Pacific freight train
North Spokane Farm MuseumDeer ParkSpokaneEasternAgriculturewebsite, farm equipment and machinery, tools, period room displays
Northwest African American MuseumSeattle - NAAM 02.jpgSeattleKingPuget SoundEthnic - African AmericanAfrican American heritage in the Northwest
Northwest Carriage MuseumRaymondPacificSouthwestTransportation - Carriagewebsite, 19th century horse-drawn vehicles
Northwest Museum of Arts and CultureSpokane Museum of Art and Culture.JPGSpokaneSpokaneEasternMultipleVisual art, American Indian and other cultures, regional history, historic Campbell House; formerly the Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum / Eastern Washington State History Museum
Northwest Railway MuseumSnoqualmie Depot April 05.JPGSnoqualmieKingPuget SoundRailroadLocated in a depot, includes railway cars and locomotives, artifacts and memorabilia
Northwest SeaportSeattleKingPuget SoundMaritimeIncludes the Arthur Foss tugboat and offers education programs
Ocean Shores Interpretive CenterOcean ShoresGrays HarborSouthwestMultiplewebsite, natural and local history
Of Sea & Shore MuseumPort GambleKitsapPuget SoundNatural historywebsite, focus is shells, mollusks and other invertebrates
Okanogan County Historical MuseumOkanoganOkanoganCentralHistory - Localwebsite, operated by the Okanogan County Historical Society
Old Molson MuseumMolsonOkanoganCentralOpen airinformation, information, information, reassembled pioneer town of early 20th-century buildings, includes a bank, assay office, two homestead cabins and farm machinery
Olmstead Place State ParkEllensburgKittitasCentralFarmIncludes a working pioneer farm with 1875 log cabin, 1908 furnished farmhouse and outbuildings
Olympic Flight MuseumOlympiaThurstonPuget SoundAviationRestored vintage military aircraft and helicopters
Orcas Island Historical MuseumEastsoundSan JuanSan Juan IslandsHistory - Localwebsite
Oroville Train Depot MuseumOrovilleOkanoganCentralHistory - Localinformation, information, operated by the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society
Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation MuseumLong BeachPacificSouthwestFoodwebsite, cranberry farming and cranberries
Pacific County Historical Society and MuseumSouth BendPacificSouthwestHistory - Localwebsite
Pacific Science CenterPacific Science Center at night 04.jpgSeattleKingPuget SoundScienceExhibits include health, dinosaurs, space, human body, Puget Sound, technology
Palouse Discovery Science CenterPullmanWhitmanEasternSciencewebsite
Pearson Air MuseumVancouverClark CountySouthwestAviation
Pend Oreille County MuseumNewportPend OreilleEasternOpen airwebsite, complex includes local history museum, schoolhouse, two cabins, a fire lookout, equipment shed with tools, farm machinery, a washing machine display, and a logging camp bunkhouse replica, and a caboose
Perkins HouseColfaxWhitmanEasternHistoric housewebsite, Victorian period house, operated by the Whitman County Historical Society, also known as the James A. Perkins House
Photographic Center NorthwestSeattleKingPuget SoundArtwebsite, includes a contemporary photography gallery
Pioneer Farm Museum & Ohop Indian VillageEatonvillePiercePuget SoundLiving history - Farm - Native Americanwebsite, 1880s pioneer village and Native American village
Polson MuseumGrays HarborGrays HarborSouthwestHistory - Localwebsite
Pomeroy Living History FarmYacoltClarkSouthwestLiving history - FarmDepicts early 20th century and modern domestic and farm life
Port Angeles Fine Arts CenterPort AngelesClallamOlympic PeninsulaArtwebsite, exhibits of contemporary visual art in all media, also outdoor art displayed in Webster’s Woods Art Park
Port Gamble Historic MuseumPort GambleKitsapPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite, includes period room displays
Port Townsend Aero MuseumPort TownsendJeffersonOlympic PeninsulaAviationAntique and classic aircraft, located at Jefferson County International Airport
Port Townsend Marine Science CenterPort TownsendJeffersonOlympic PeninsulaNatural history / Aquariumwebsite, coastal environment and natural history
Poulsbo Marine Science CenterPoulsboKitsapPuget SoundNatural historywebsite, marine life and ecosystems
Puget Sound Navy MuseumBremertonKitsapPuget SoundMaritimeNaval heritage of the Pacific Northwest including the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, USS John C. Stennis and more
Renton History MuseumRentonKingPuget SoundHistory - LocalCity history and culture
Ritzville Railroad-Depot History MuseumRitzvilleAdamsEasternRailroadwebsite, also local history displays
Robert P Worthman Anatomy MuseumPullmanWhitmanEasternNatural historywebsite, anatomy specimens of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University
Roslyn MuseumRoslynKittitasCentralHistory - Localinformation
Rothschild HousePort TownsendJeffersonOlympic PeninsulaHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society, 19th century period house
Roy M. Chatters Newspaper and Printing MuseumPalouseWhitmanEasternMediawebsite, operated by the Whitman County Historical Society, open by appointment, historic printing equipment
Sacajawea Interpretive CenterPascoFranklinEasternHistorywebsite, located in Sacajawea State Park, history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Sacajawea, and prehistoric Native American artifacts
San Juan Historical MuseumFriday HarborSan JuanSan Juan IslandsHistory - Localwebsite
San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture ParkFriday HarborSan JuanSan Juan IslandsArtwebsite, also known as Islands Museum of Art
Sarah Spurgeon GalleryEllensburgKittitasCentralArtwebsite, part of Central Washington University
Scandinavian Cultural CenterTacomaPiercePuget SoundEthnicwebsite, part of Pacific Lutheran University, heritage, history, and culture of Scandinavia
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of FameSeattleKingPuget SoundHall of fame - Science fictionHoused at Experience Music Project, includes memorabilia, posters, and interactive displays
Seattle Art MuseumSeattleKingPuget SoundArt3 facilities: main museum with diverse collections, Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park
Seattle Asian Art MuseumSeattle Asian Art Museum.jpgSeattleKingPuget SoundArtAsian art, facility of the Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Metropolitan Police MuseumSeattleKingPuget SoundLaw EnforcementHistory of policing in the Pacific Northwest
Sedro-Woolley MuseumSedro-WoolleySkagitNorthwestHistory - Localwebsite, exhibits include model train layout, blacksmith, bank, town hall, dentist, stable, coal mine, hospital, saloon, general store, garage, and telephone operator displays
Semiahmoo Park Maritime MuseumBlaineWhatcomNorthwestMaritimewebsite, information, includes a restored Bristol Bay sailboat and fish cannery exhibits
Shafer MuseumWinthropOkanoganCentralOpen airwebsite, pioneer complex includes a log house with pioneer household items, 1890s general store, ladies shop with dolls and clothing, mining machinery, a print shop and a school house
Shanaman Sports MuseumTacomaPiercePuget SoundSportswebsite, Washington state professional, college, high school and amateur sports teams and people
Shoreline Historical MuseumShorelineKingPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite
Sidney MuseumPort OrchardKitsapPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite, operated by Sidney Museum and Arts Association, original Masonic Hall in Port Orchard and on the National Historic Register, features period displays of a general store, school, doctor's office and hardware store
Skagit County Historical MuseumLa ConnerSkagitNorthwestHistory - Localwebsite
Slater Museum of Natural HistoryTacomaPiercePuget SoundNatural historywebsite, part of the University of Puget Sound, research museum, planned public displays by 2010
Snoqualmie Valley Historical MuseumNorth BendKingPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite, includes pioneer and logging artifacts
Spokane House Interpretive CenterNine Mile FallsSpokaneEasternHistoryLocated in Riverside State Park, open on weekends in summer, history of the fur trading post, military, Spokane Indians, pioneers
Spokane Valley Heritage MuseumSpokane ValleySpokaneEasternHistory - Localwebsite
Squaxin Island Tribe Museum, Library and Research CenterSquaxin IslandMasonSouthwestEthnic - Native Americanwebsite, history and culture of the Squaxin Island Tribe
Stanwood Area History MuseumStanwoodSnohomishPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite
State Capital Museum and Outreach CenterOlympiaThurstonPuget SoundHistorywebsite, state history and culture, operated by the Washington State Historical Society
Steilacoom Tribal Cultural Center & MuseumSteilacoomPiercePuget SoundEthnic - Native American.Located in a building erected in 1902 to house the Oberlin Congregational Church. website
Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer MuseumArlingtonSnohomishPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite
Stonerose Interpretive Center and Fossil SiteRepublicFerryEasternNatural historyEocene Epoch fossil site of insects, fish, leaves and twigs, bird feathers
Sunnyside Historical MuseumSunnysideYakimaCentralHistory - Localwebsite, info
Suquamish MuseumSuquamishKitsapPuget SoundEthnic - Native Americanwebsite, history and culture of the Puget Sound Salish Tribes
Tacoma Art MuseumTacomaPiercePuget SoundArtCollection includes American, European, and Asian art, highlighting Northwest artists, and traveling national and international exhibitions
Tacoma Historical Society Exhibit CenterTacomaPiercePuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite
Tacoma Pioneer Telephone MuseumTacomaPiercePuget SoundTechnologywebsite
Tenino Depot MuseumTeninoThurstonPuget SoundHistory - LocalLocated in a depot, open on weekend afternoons
Three Rivers Children's MuseumRichlandBentonCentralChildren'swebsite
Two Rivers Heritage MuseumWashougalClarkSouthwestHistory - Localwebsite, operated by the Camas-Washougal Historical Society
USS Turner Joy Museum ShipUSSTurnerJoyBremerton.JPGBremertonKitsapPuget SoundMaritimeNavy destroyer from the Vietnam War
Veterans Memorial MuseumChehalisLewisSouthwestMilitarywebsite
Wahkiakum County Historical Society MuseumCathlametWahkiakumSouthwestHistory - Localinformation
Wanapum Heritage Center MuseumWanapum DamGrantCentralEthnic - Native Americanwebsite, info, info, history and culture of the Wanapum
Washington State History MuseumWA State Hist Museum 24.jpgTacomaPiercePuget SoundHistoryWashington's history and culture
Washington State Railroads Historical Society MuseumPascoFranklinEasternRailroadwebsite, includes photographs, artifacts, memorabilia
Washington State University Geology MuseumsPullmanWhitmanEasternGeologywebsite, part of Washington State University, displays in three buildings
Washington State University Museum of AnthropologyPullmanWhitmanEasternAnthropologywebsite, part of Washington State University
Washington State University Museum of ArtPullmanWhitmanEasternArtwebsite, part of Washington State University, modern and contemporary art
Westport Maritime MuseumWestportGrays HarborSouthwestMaritimewebsite, located in a former U.S. Coast Guard lifeboat station, exhibits include the Coast Guard, Grays Harbor Light, whales and whaling, marine life and ecosystems, fishing industry, cranberry growing
Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center2007 MUSEUM small.jpgWenatcheeChelanCentralMultipleLocal history, art, culture and natural history
Western BridgeSeattleKingPuget SoundArtwebsite, contemporary art gallery
Western GalleryBellinghamWhatcomNorthwestArtwebsite, part of Western Washington University, contemporary art gallery
Whale MuseumFriday HarborSan JuanSan Juan IslandsNatural historyNatural history of marine mammals with a special focus on orcas
Whatcom Museum of History and ArtWhatcom Museum of History and Art.JPGBellinghamWhatcomNorthwestHistory / Art / Children'sArt, history, culture, and a children's museum
White River Valley MuseumAuburnKingPuget SoundHistory - Localwebsite, exhibits include 1920s period depot, Japanese American farmhouse, Main Street and hotel displays, Native American and pioneer artifacts,
Whoop-n-Holler MuseumBickletonKlickitatCentralHistoryinformation, article and photos, article, collection of antique cars and vehicles, household items, tools, and agricultural exhibits
Willapa Bay Oyster House Interpretive CenterNahcottaPacificSouthwestMaritimewebsite, features replica of the residence of oystermen and their families, exhibits about the oyster industry
Willapa Seaport MuseumRaymondPacificSouthwestMaritimewebsite, includes photographs, paintings, drawings, ship models, and artifacts used in working, sailing and navigating ships
Wilbur MuseumWilburLincolnEasternHistory - Localwebsite
Wing Luke Asian MuseumSeattle - East Kong Yick Building 01.jpgSeattleKingPuget SoundEthnic - "Pan Asian Pacific American"Culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans
Working Waterfront Maritime MuseumTacomaPiercePuget SoundMaritimeBoats, history of the region's working waterfront and science of Puget Sound's waterways
World Kite Museum and Hall of FameLong BeachPacificSouthwestHall of fame - Sportswebsite, history of kites, kitemakers and famous kite fliers
WT Preston Snagboat Heritage CenterWTPreston.jpgAnacortesSkagitNorthwestMaritimeExhibits about the adjacent drydocked WT Preston sternwheeler and other snagboats
Yakama Nation MuseumToppenishYakimaCentralEthnic - Native Americanwebsite, history and culture of the Yakama
Yakima Electric Railway MuseumYakimaYakimaCentralRailroadElectric trolleys
Yakima Valley MuseumNeon GardenYakimaYakimaCentralHistory / Natural historyIncludes area natural history, American Indian culture, pioneer life, early city life, fruit industry

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