List of museums in North Texas

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North Texas (also commonly called North Central Texas, Northeastern Texas, and Nortex) is a distinct cultural and geographic area forming the central-northeastern section of the U.S. state of Texas. North Texas is generally considered to include the area south of Oklahoma, east of Abilene, and north of Waco. North Texas, being more precisely the northern part of the eastern portion of Texas.

The list of museums in North Texas 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. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Also included are non-profit art galleries and exhibit spaces.

Lists of Texas institutions which are not museums are noted in the "See also" section, below.

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Museums[edit]

North Texas museums
Museum name Image City County Type Summary/Refs
African American Museum, Dallas Dallas African American Museum 1.jpg Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall African American [1]
American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Aviation History of American Airlines and the air transportation industry[2]
The American Museum of the Miniature Arts Dallas Dalls Art miniature art
American Railroad, Museum of theMuseum of the American Railroad Dallas Railroad museum 3.jpg Frisco Collin, Denton Railroad [3]
Arlington Museum of Art Arlington Tarrant Art contemporary art exhibitions[4]
ArtCentre of Plano Plano Collin Art [5]
Murphy American Cotton Museum, AudieAudie Murphy American Cotton Museum Greenville Hunt Local history Historical information about the cotton industry, and Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy, Hunt County War Memorial on the grounds.[6]
Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Historic house [2]
Barnard's Mill & Art Museum BarnardsMill7.JPG Glen Rose Somervell Art historic mill and art museum[7]
Bath House Cultural Center BathHouseCenterNight.jpg Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Multiple Includes a fine arts gallery and the White Rock Lake Museum with exhibits of natural history[8]
Bayless-Selby House Museum Denton Denton Historic house Victorian period home[9]
Carter Museum, AmonAmon Carter Museum Charles Deas A Group of Sioux detail Amon Carter Museum.jpg Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Art American art[2]
Cattle Raisers Museum Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Texas History history of the cattle and ranching industry in Texas, located inside the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History[2]
Cavanaugh Flight Museum Addison Dallas Aviation Vintage aircraft, aviation heritage[10]
Chestnut Square Historic Village McKinney Collin Open air includes six historic homes, a one-room school house, chapel and store, blacksmith shop, smoke house, and chapel[11]
Clara Foster Slough Museum Clara Foster Slough Museum.JPG Enloe Delta Local History Home to many Enloe, Delta County and Sulphur River artifacts, as well as a genealogy center and library.[12]
Commemorative Air Force Wing Lancaster Dallas, Ellis Aviation [13]
Creation Evidence Museum Creation Evidence Museum.jpg Glen Rose Somervell Creationist [7]
Crow Collection of Asian Art, Trammell & MargaretTrammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art Japanese snuff bottle in the form of a cicada 01A.jpg Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Art Arts and cultures of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia[14]
Dallas Contemporary, Dallas Contemporary Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Art Contemporary art gallery exhibitions[1]
Dallas Firefighter's Museum Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Firefighting [15]
Dallas Heritage Village Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Living portrays life in North Texas from 1840–1910[16]
Dallas Holocaust Museum Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall History [1]
Dallas Museum of Art Japan Ivory figurine DMA 2003-39-5-FA.jpg Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Art [1]
Denton County African American Museum Denton Denton African American [9]
Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum Old Courthouse Denton TX.jpg Denton Denton Local history [9]
Denton County Historical Museum Denton Denton Local history [9]
Dinosaur Valley State Park Dinosaur Valley State Park - Track2.jpg Glen Rose Somervell Natural history Visitor center with dinosaur exhibits, park features dinosaur tracks[7]
Doss Heritage & Culture Center Weatherford Parker County Local history exhibits include Mary Martin, Native Americans, early settlement, cattle drivers[17]
Eastland County Jail Museum Eastland Eastland Law enforcement located in the 1897 Eastland County Jail, once housing a Santa Claus Bank Robbery suspect.[18]
Eastland County Museum Eastland Co, TX, Museum IMG 6428.JPG Eastland Eastland Local history located in the old Eastland National Bank Building.[18]
Eastland Outdoor Art Museum Eastland Eastland Art includes over 40 copies of famous artworks placed around town[18]
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site Denison Grayson Historic house Restored 1890s birthplace of President Dwight Eisenhower[19]
Ellis County Museum Ellis county museum interior 2013.jpg Waxahachie Ellis Local history [20]
Farmers Branch Historical Park Farmers Branch Dallas Open air [21]
Fielder Museum Arlington Tarrant Local history operated by the Arlington Historical Society[22]
Fire Station No.1 Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Local history satellite museum of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History[2]
Florence Ranch Homestead Mesquite Dallas, Kaufman Historic house [23]
Fort Richardson State Park Fort Richardson.JPG Jacksboro Jack Military Restored post-Civil War fort buildings[24]
Fort Worth Aviation Museum Fort Worth Dallas,Denton, Tarrant,Kaufman Aviation, local history, forward air control History of North Texas aviation from the first flight to modern stealth aircraft. 25 aircraft and special exhibits on forward air control, World War One, military aviation, barnstormers, airlines, airports, World War Two, Consolidated B-36 and other locally made aircraft.[2][25]
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.jpg Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Multiple Science, local history[2]
Frisco Heritage Museum Frisco Collin, Denton History [3]
Frontiers of Flight Museum Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Aviation History behind the earliest aviators to modern astronauts, balloons and Zeppelins, the Wright brothers, World War I & II commercial and general flight and the ongoing space program[1]
Fuller House, Fuller House Euless Tarrant Historic house restored Depression era house[26]
Gallery at UTA Arlington Tarrant Art part of University of Texas at Arlington[22]
Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas, W. K.W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas Thurber Erath Industry operated by Tarleton State University, development of the coal, brick, and petroleum industries in the Thurber area[27]
Grapevine Historical Museum Grapevine Dallas, Denton, Tarrant Local history located in the visitor's information center depot that also includes the Grapevine Vintage Railroad operations, a blacksmith shop, the station house, and art galleries[28]
Greenville Railroad Museum Greenville Hunt Railroad [29]
Hayden Museum of American Art Paris Lamar Art open by appointment[30]
Heard-Craig House McKinney Collin Historic house [11]
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary McKinney Collin Natural history includes Texas' venomous snakes, rocks, minerals and fossils, seashells and marine life, North Texas ecosystems[11]
Heritage Farmstead Museum Plano Collin Living Blackland Prairie farm culture and history from about 1890 to 1920[31]
Hill County Cell Block Museum Hillsboro Hill Local history exhibits include Hill County native Willie Nelson, Native American artifacts, vintage clothing, and an actual cell block that was used until the 80s[32]
Hilton Museum, ConradConrad Hilton Museum Conrad Hilton bust, Cisco, TX IMG 6407.JPG Cisco Eastland Local history [33]
Himes Log Cabin Euless Tarrant Historic house restored 1850s log cabin[26]
Hood County Jail and Museum Granbury Hood Local history old Western jail with local history exhibits[34]
Interurban Railway Museum Plano Collin Transportation [31]
International Bowling Museum Arlington Tarrant Sports bowling history[22]
International Museum of Cultures Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Anthropology contemporary world cultures[35]
Irving Arts Center Irving Arts Center 04.jpg Irving Dallas Art [36]
Frank Kell House Kell House, Wichita Falls, TX IMG 6872.JPG Wichita Falls Wichita Historic house [37]
Kimbell Art Museum Peru Huari Standing Dignitary 1 Kimbell.jpg Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Art Collections include European, Asian and Pre-Columbian art[2]
Lamar County Historical Society Museum Paris Lamar Local history [38]
Latino Cultural Center Latino Cultural Center Dallas 4.jpg Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Art Latino art and culture with an art gallery[1]
Layland Museum Cleburne Johnson History exhibits include shelter, foodways, clothing, art and craft, transportation, and leisure[39]
Legends of the Game Baseball Museum Arlington Tarrant Sports located at Rangers Ballpark [22]
Lela Llatch Lloyd Memorial Museum Cisco Eastland Local history [33]
Log Cabin Village Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Living [2]
Museum of Geometric and MADI Art MADI Museum Night3.jpg Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Art [40]
McKinney Avenue Contemporary Dallas MAC.jpg Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Art also known as The MAC[41]
Mary Kay Museum Addison Dallas Biographical located at the headquarters of Mary Kay[10]
Maxey House, Sam BellSam Bell Maxey House Paris Lamar Historic house [42]
Meadows Museum Dallas Meadows Museum 2.jpg Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Art Features Spanish art, part of Southern Methodist University[1]
Mesquite Arts Center Mesquite Dallas, Kaufman Art performing and cultural art center with gallery[43]
Military Museum of Fort Worth
Military Museum of Fort Worth
Fort Worth Collin,Dallas,Denton,Kaufman,Parker,Tarrant,Wise Veterans, local history, Camp Bowie, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf Wars Artifacts and history of veterans and combat units connected to Texas from the 20th century through today. Exhibits are rotated every year and feature stories items from World War One, World War Two, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars. Featured is a gallery of "Hometown Heros" that tells the story of notable Fort Worth natives including Amon G. Carter Jr., Clarence Brewster, Howard Scott, and more.[2][44]
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Art Modern art[2]
Morton Museum of Cooke County Gainesville Cooke Local history history of Cooke County[45]
Museum of North Texas History Museum of North Texas History, Wichita Falls, TX IMG 6848.JPG Wichita Falls Wichita Local history [37]
Americas , Museum of theMuseum of the Americas Weatherford Parker Anthropology crafts, folk art, culture and artifacts including Mexico, Northwest Coast Indians, Plains Indians, Seminole Indians of Florida, Kuna Indians of Panama[17]
Nasher Sculpture Center Caress of a Bird.JPG Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Art Modern and contemporary sculpture museum and garden[1]
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame MVI 2777 National Cowgirl Hall of Fame.jpg Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise American West [2]
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise American West Formerly the National Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame
The National Vietnam War Museum Parker Vietnam era Artifacts & Exhibits [46]
National Scouting Museum National Scouting Museum 003.jpg Irving Dallas Scouting Official museum of the Boy Scouts of America[36]
No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum Terrell Kaufman Military [47]
North Texas History Center McKinney Collin Local history includes Civil War, pioneer life and farming exhibits[11]
Old Post Office Museum & Art Center Graham Young Multiple local history and art[48]
Old Red Museum Dallas - Old Red Museum 01.jpg Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Local history County history and culture[1]
Owens Spring Creek Farm Richardson Collin, Dallas Farm operated by Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visiting farm with a museum about Owens Foods and a period butcher shop, country store, country kitchen and farmer's workshop[49]
Perot Museum of Nature & Science Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall Multiple Natural history, science, children's exhibits; formerly Dallas Museum of Nature & science[1]
Perrin Air Force Base Museum Sherman Grayson Military history of the Perrin Air Force Base[50]
Perry Homestead Museum, A.W.A.W. Perry Homestead Museum Carrollton Collin, Dallas, Denton Historic house [51]
Rayburn House Museum, SamSam Rayburn House Museum Bonham Fannin Historic House [52]
Rayburn Library and Museum, SamSam Rayburn Library and Museum Bonham Fannin Biographical [52]
Red River Valley Museum Red River Valley Museum, Vernon, TX Picture 2202.jpg Vernon Wilbarger Local history includes natural history displays, ranching, pioneer and period business displays, Roy Orbison and Jack Teagarden exhibits[53]
Richardson Museum, SidSid Richardson Museum Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Art works of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell [54]
Robert E. Richeson Memorial Museum Graham Young Military World War II memorabilia[55]
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie Dallas, Ellis, Tarrant Amusement [56]
Roaring Ranger Museum Ranger Eastland Local history [57]
Roberts House Museum, C.S.C.S. Roberts House Museum Sherman Grayson Historic house 1896 Eastlake-Stick Style house[58]
Sherman Museum Sherman Grayson Local history [58]
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Texas School Book Depository by sunset.jpg Dallas Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall History Life, times, death and legacy of U.S. President John F. Kennedy[1]
Somervell County Historical Museum Glen Rose Somervell Local history [7]
Stephenville Museum Stephenville, TX, Museum Picture 2235.jpg Stephenville Erath Local history [59]
Stockyards Museum Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Industry history of the Fort Worth Stockyards Company and the meatpacking industry [2]
Texas Civil War Museum Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Civil War [2]
Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame MVI 2960 Campfire scene at TX Cowboy Hall of Fame.jpg Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise American West [2]
Texas Heritage Museum Texas Heritage Museum IMG 5571.JPG Hillsboro Hill Military part of Hill College, history of Texas and Texans in wartime[60]
Texas Musicians Museum Waxahachie Ellis Music includes exhibits of Texas musicians and Texas music memorabilia [61]
Texas Women's Hall of Fame Sheryl Swoopes WNBA.jpg Denton Denton Women's history Located on the Denton campus of Texas Women's University[9]
Thistle Hill Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Historic house [2]
UNT Galleries Denton Denton Art part of the University of North Texas[9]
Vern Raven Mansfield Historical Museum Mansfield Tarrant, Ellis, Johnson Local history [62] [63]
Vintage Flying Museum Fort Worth Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise Aviation [2]
Wichita Falls Museum of Art Wichita Falls Wichita Art part of Midwestern State University [37]
Wichita Falls Railroad Museum Wichita Falls Wichita Railroad [37]
Wise County Heritage Museum Decatur Wise Local history [64]
Zaner Robison Historical Museum Royse City Rockwall Local history [65]

Defunct museums[edit]

  • Arlington Sewing Machine Museum, Arlington

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  35. ^ "International Museum of Cultures". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
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