List of museums in Los Angeles County, California

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This list of museums in Los Angeles County, California comprises nonprofit organizations, government entities, university art galleries, and private businesses that make their collections or exhibits available for public viewing. It does not include virtual museums.

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Name Image Town/City County Region Type Summary
Adamson House Adamson House, Malibu.jpg Malibu Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house 1929 home decorated with Malibu Potteries tile, tour includes adjoining Malibu Lagoon Museum
Adobe de Palomares Adobe de Palomares.jpg Pomona Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house 1850s adobe ranch home, operated by the Historical Society of Pomona Valley
Alhambra Historical Society Museum Alhambra Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, located in Burke Heritage Park
American Military Museum El Monte Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Military website, military vehicles and artillery
American Museum of Ceramic Art Pomona Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art website, also known as AMOCA
Angels Attic Santa Monica Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Toy dollhouses, toys, and miniatures in a restored 1895 house
Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park Lake Los Angeles Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Native American
Automobile Driving Museum El Segundo Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Automotive website, restored antique, classic and special interest cars
Baldwin Park Museum Baldwin Park Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, operated by the Baldwin Park Historical Society
Battleship Iowa USS Iowa (BB-61) superstructure.jpg San Pedro Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area American History An American symbol of ingenuity, engineering, and technology. Open daily for tours.
Bunny Museum Pasadena Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Commodity Over 26,000 bunny collectibles
Burbank Aviation Museum Burbank Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Aviation website, planned museum with temporary displays of local aviation history
Burbank Police and Fire Museum Burbank Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Multiple website, open by appointment
California Heritage Museum Santa Monica Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art website, American decorative and fine arts, includes Monterey Furniture and many examples of California tile and pottery
Casa Adobe De San Rafael Glendale Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house information
Catalina Island Museum Santa Catalina Island Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, includes Native American artifacts, over 10,000 photographs and images, a large collection of Catalina-made pottery and tile, ship models and maritime artifacts
Centennial Heritage Park Glendora Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Open air website, operated by the Glendora Preservation Foundation, includes Hamilton House, carriage house, windmill, citrus grove, print shop
Claremont Museum of Art Claremont Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art website
Clarke Estate Santa Fe Springs Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house website
Descanso Gardens La Cañada Flintridge Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house Botanic gardens, also features Boddy House,a 22 room mansion
Doctor's House Museum & Gazebo Glendale Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house website, operated by the Glendale Historical Society
Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Rancho Dominguez Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house Adobe ranch home, also known as Rancho San Pedro
Downey History Center Downey Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, operated by the Downey Historical Society
Downey Museum of Art Downey Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art website, seeking new location
Duarte Historical Museum Duarte Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, operated by the Duarte Historical Society
Durrell House Museum Azusa Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house website, also known as Azusa Historical Museusm, operated by the Azusa Historical Society
El Monte Historical Museum El Monte Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website
Firehouse Jail Museum Covina Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Jail website, operated by the Covina Valley Historical Society
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale Glendale Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art The Forest Lawn Museum exhibits western bronzes, stained glass, historical American pieces, original paintings and cultural artifacts, with specific displays for different locations around the world
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, California Pepperdine.jpg Malibu Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art website, part of Pepperdine University, works from the collections of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Gamble House GambleHouse-2005 edit1.jpg Pasadena Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house 1908 Craftsman-style house
George Westmore Research Library & Museum Burbank Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Cosmetics website, cosmetics and hair styling memorabilia, open by appointment
Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage Arcadia Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website
Gilbert Sproul Museum Norwalk Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history information
Glendora Historical Society Museum Glendora Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website
Gordon R. Howard Museum Burbank Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, operated by the Burbank Historical Society
Hargitt House Museum Norwalk Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house information
Hathaway Ranch Museum Santa Fe Springs Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history Early California ranch life and the oil boom of the 20s and 30s
Hayes House & Museum San Gabriel Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, operated by the San Gabriel Historical Association
Heritage House, Covina Covina Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house website, operated by the Covina Valley Historical Society
Heritage Junction Historic Park Santa Clarita Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Open air website, operated by the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society
Heritage Park Santa Fe Springs Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Open air website, includes authentic Tongva Native American village, ranch home, and train depot complete with locomotive
Hermosa Beach Historical Museum Hermosa Beach Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, operated by the Hermosa Beach Historical Society
Historical Society of Long Beach Museum Long Beach Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website
Huntington Library Lightmatter huntington library.jpg San Marino Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Multiple Library, art collection, historic Beaux-Art mansion and botanical gardens
Hurst Ranch Historical Center West Covina Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Agriculture website, early 20th century ranch and farm with equipment, tools
International Printing Museum Carson Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area History Working demonstrations of antique printing machines, history of books and printing, inventions and inventors that have changed the world
Justice Brothers Racing Museum Duarte Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Automotive website
Kidspace Children's Museum Pasadena Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Children's
Kingsburry House Santa Clarita Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house website, operated by the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society at Heritage Junction Park
La Casa Primera de Rancho San Jose La Casa Primera de Rancho San Jose.jpg Pomona Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house 1837 adobe home, operated by the Historical Society of Pomona Valley
La Historia Historical Society Museum El Monte Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Ethnic website, culture of the barrios of El Monte
Lancaster Museum of Art and History Lancaster Los Angeles Antelope Valley Multiple website, also known as MOAH, two locations focusing on the art, history and culture in the Antelope Valley, includes the Western Hotel Museum
Lanterman House Lanterman House Entrance 2.jpg La Cañada Flintridge Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house 1915 Arts & Crafts-style bungalow
Latino Art Museum Pomona Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art website, Latin American contemporary art
Leonis Adobe Leonis Adobe, Calabasas (2008).JPG Calabasas Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Living California ranch life of the late 19th century
Lizzie's Trail Inn Sierra Madre Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic site website, operated by the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society
Lomita Railroad Museum Lomita Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Railroad Steam locomotives
Long Beach Firefighter's Museum Long Beach Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Firefighting website
Long Beach Museum of Art Long Beach Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art American decorative arts objects, early 20th-century European art, California Modernism and contemporary art of California
Lopez Adobe Casa de Lopez (Lopez Adobe), San Fernando, CA.JPG San Fernando Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house
Malibu Lagoon Museum Malibu Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, tour includes adjoining Adamson House
Manhattan Beach Historical Society Museum Manhattan Beach Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website
Martial Arts History Museum Burbank Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Sports A historic and cultural look at Asian forms of martial arts, changing exhibits
Mission San Gabriel Arcángel Mission San Gabriel 4-15-05 6611.JPG San Gabriel Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic church Also contains a museum about the church's history
Monrovia Historical Museum Monrovia Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website
Monterey Park Historical Museum Monterey Park Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history information, operated by the Monterey Park Historical Society
Museum of Flying Santa Monica Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history Includes 50 vintage aircraft, and the desk/office of Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. and executive boardroom of Douglas Aircraft Company, which was headquartered in Santa Monica
Museum of Latin American Art Long Beach Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art Contemporary Latin American art
Museum of Neon Art Glendale Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art Art that incorporates neon lighting including neon signs and kinetic art
Neff Park La Mirada Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, contains Neff Home, a historic house museum, and Neff Barn with local history exhibits
Norton Simon Museum Nortonsimon1.jpg Pasadena Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art Collections include European Impressionist paintings, sculpture, tapestry and some South Asian sculpture
Old Mill El Molino Viejo, San Marino.JPG San Marino Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Mill 1816 adobe grist mill for Mission San Gabriel, also known as El Molino Viejo Museum
Oldest McDonald's Restaurant Downey Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Food Third McDonald's restaurant, features original design and museum
Pacific Railroad Museum MetroLink San Dimas.jpg San Dimas Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Railroad Pacific Railroad Society Website. Operates from former San Dimas AT&SF Depot.
Palos Verdes Art Center Rancho Palos Verdes Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art website, community visual art gallery and school
Pasadena Museum of California Art Pasadena Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art Art and design that originates from California
Pasadena Museum of History Pasadena Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Multiple Includes Fenyes Mansion with turn-of-the-20th-century furnishings and art, the Finnish Folk Art Museum and changing exhibits of local culture and history
Paul Gray PC Museum Claremont Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Technology Part of Claremont Graduate University, history of personal computers
Pico Rivera Historical Museum Pico Rivera Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history information, housed in an 1887 train depot, operated by the Pico Rivera History and Heritage Society
Pio Pico State Historic Park Pio Pico State Historic Park 2007.jpg Whittier Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house Adobe home of Pío Pico, the last Governor of Alta California under Mexican Rule
Point Vicente Interpretive Center Rancho Palos Verdes Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Natural history website, adjacent to Point Vicente Light, natural and cultural history of the peninsula with a special emphasis on the Pacific gray whale
Point Vicente Light Point vicente light palos verdes detail.jpg Rancho Palos Verdes Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Maritime Lighthouse tours
Pomona College Museum of Art Claremont Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art website, part of Pomona College, collection includes 15th- and 16th-century Italian panel paintings, Pre-Columbian to 20th-century American Indian art and artifacts, American and European prints, drawings, and photographs
Pomona Ebell Museum of History Pomona Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, operated by the Historical Society of Pomona Valley
Queen Mary RMS Queen Mary Long Beach January 2011 view.jpg Long Beach Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Museum ship Ocean liner
Ramona Museum of California History San Gabriel Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area History website, California history
Rancho Los Alamitos Rancholosalamitos.jpg Long Beach Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house Early 19th century adobe ranch house and barns with animals
Rancho Los Cerritos Long Beach Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house 1844 two-story Monterey-style adobe home
Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology Claremont Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Paleontology Part of The Webb Schools
Redondo Beach Historical Museum Redondo Beach Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, operated by the Redondo Beach Historical Society
Richardson House (Sierra Madre, California) Sierra Madre Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house website, operated by the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society
Roslin Art Gallery Glendale Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art Armenian folk art and contemporary art gallery
Rowland Home & Dibble Museum Rowland House 10142010 3.jpg Hacienda Heights Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house Currently closed
Rubel Castle Glendora Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art Eclectic mix of rock buildings, discarded items and a renovated citrus packing house
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Claremont Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art Part of Scripps College
Salvation Army Museum of the West Rancho Palos Verdes Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area History website, history of the Salvation Army in the Western United States
San Dimas Museum San Dimas Hotel (Walker House).jpg San Dimas Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history Operated by the San Dimas Historical Society
San Fernando Museum of Art and History San Fernando Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art website, museum and cultural arts center
San Gabriel River Discovery Center South El Monte Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Natural history website, planned museum to complement the existing Whittier Narrows Nature Center, focus on local watershed issues
Santa Monica History Museum Santa Monica Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, operated by the Santa Monica Historical Society
Santa Monica Museum of Art Santa Monica Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art Contemporary art
Saugus Train Station Museum Santa Clarita Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Railroad website, operated by the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society at Heritage Junction Park
South Pasadena Historical Museum South Pasadena Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local website, operated by the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation
Taylor House West Covina Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house website
Temple City Museum Temple City Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website, operated by the Historical Society of Temple City
Torrance Art Museum Torrance Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art website, modern and contemporary art
Torrance Historical Society & Museum Torrance Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Local history website
Toyota USA Automobile Museum Torrance Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Automobile Toyota automobiles and history, open by appointment only
University Art Museum Long Beach Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art web, on the campus of California State University, Long Beach
USC Pacific Asia Museum PacAsianMuseum.jpg Pasadena Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art Arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands
Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum Pomona Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Automotive Memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles related to the sport of hot rodding
Wende Museum Culver City Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area History History and culture of the Cold War, particularly in East Germany, Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union
Western Museum of Flight P86 Saber Jet (5352810791).jpg Torrance Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Aviation Operated by the Southern California Historical Aviation Foundation, collection of notable jet and propeller-drive airplanes
Whittier Museum Jonathan Bailey House, Whittier.jpg Whittier Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house Operated by the Whittier Historical Society
William S. Hart Ranch and Museum WSHart House.jpg Newhall Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house website, Spanish-revival home of William S. Hart, contains original furnishings, western art, mementos of early Hollywood and Native American artifacts; operated by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Williamson Gallery Pasadena Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Art website, part of Art Center College of Design
Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum Courtyard at Temple Mansion, City of Industry.JPG Industry Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Area Historic house Features the 1870s Workman House, 1920s La Casa Nueva, a Spanish Colonial Revival mansion, and El Campo Santo, one of the region's oldest private cemeteries

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