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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Name Town/City County Region Area of study Summary
911 Media Arts Center Seattle King Puget Sound Art Digital media art gallery
Aberdeen Museum of History Aberdeen Grays Harbor Southwest History - Local website
Admiralty Head Lighthouse Coupeville Island Puget Sound Msritime Located in Fort Casey State Park
Alaska Packers Association Cannery Museum Blaine Whatcom Northwest Maritime website, includes a restored Bristol Bay sailboat, Alaska Packers' Association and fish cannery exhibits, located in Semiahmoo Park
Alder Creek Pioneer Carousel Museum Bickleton Klickitat Central Amusement Collection of carousel horses, open once a year[1]
Alpowai Interpretive Center Clarkston Asotin Eastern History website, exhibits on meeting of Lewis and Clark and the Nez Perce Indians
America's Car Museum Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound Transportation - Automobiles Also known as LeMay - America's Car Museum, includes over 300 collector cars on the grounds of the former Marymount Military Academy
American Hop Museum Toppenish Yakima Central Agriculture website, history and future of hops cultivation
Anacortes History Museum Anacortes Skagit Northwest History - Local website, exhibits include Native Americans and early settlers, fishing and logging industries, changing exhibits; located in a Carnegie Library building; also operates the Anacortes Maritime Heritage Center
Anacortes Maritime Heritage Center Anacortes Skagit Northwest Maritime Exhibits about the adjacent drydocked WT Preston sternwheeler and other snagboats
Ansorge Hotel Curlew Ferry Eastern Historic site Early 20th century period hotel in a ghost town
Antique Car & Truck Museum Curlew Ferry Eastern Transportation Cars, trucks, antique farm machinery and a blacksmith shop[2]
Arthur Foss (tugboat) Seattle King Puget Sound Maritime Tugboat museum ship located in Lake Union Park
Asotin County Museum Asotin Asotin Eastern Open air website, 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 Museum Bremerton Kitsap Puget Sound Puppetry website, part of the Evergreen Children's Theatre
Bainbridge Island Historical Society Museum Bainbridge Island Kitsap Puget Sound History - Local website, located in a 1908 schoolhouse
Bellevue Arts Museum Bellevue King Puget Sound Art Changing exhibits of art, craft and design
Bellingham Maritime Museum Bellingham Whatcom Northwest Maritime website, exhibits include area canning company, fishing industry, shipyards, ship models, amphibious vehicles, boats, maritime artifacts
Bellingham Railway Museum Bellingham Whatcom Northwest Railroad Includes model train layout, railroad memorabilia, lanterns, train simulator, models of antique logging equipment
Benton County Historical Museum Prosser Benton Central History - Local website, includes antique clothing, furniture, dishes and glassware, quilts
Big Bend Historical Society Museum Wilbur Lincoln Eastern History - Local Located in a former church, antiques, gems and minerals, military items, toys and dolls, farm implements, furniture, bottles, radios[3][4][5]
Bigelow House Museum Olympia Thurston Puget Sound Historic house 1850s house with original documents, artifacts, and furnishings
Bing Crosby Museum Spokane Spokane Eastern Biography website, at Gonzaga University, memorabilia of singer and movie star Bing Crosby
Black Diamond Museum Black Diamond King Puget Sound History - Local website, operated by the Black Diamond Historical Society in a historic depot
Blackman House Museum Snohomish Snohomish Puget Sound History - Local website, operated by the Snohomish Historical Society, late 19th-century house
Boldman House Museum Dayton Columbia Eastern Historic house website, operated by the Dayton Historical Depot Society, Victorian period house
Bothell Historical Museum Bothell King Puget Sound History - Local website
Breazeale Interpretive Center Anacortes Skagit Northwest Natural history Natural history and ecology of the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Browns Point Lighthouse Park Browns Point Pierce Puget Sound Maritime Includes the History Center, Boat House Museum and tours of the lighthouse
Bruce Memorial Museum Waitsburg Walla Walla Eastern History - Local website, operated by the Waitsburg Historical Society, also tours of the adjacent Victorian-period Wilson-Phillips House
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Seattle King Puget Sound Natural history Part of the University of Washington, includes fossils, natural history dioramas, Native American artifacts, Pacific Rim cultures exhibit, gems and minerals
Camlann Medieval Village Carnation King Puget Sound Living Recreates rural life in England in 1376
Carpenter House Museum Cle Elum Kittitas Central Historic house website, 1914 Victorian mansion, operated by the Northern Kittitas County Historical Society, includes High Country Artists art gallery
Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village Cashmere Chelan Central Open air website, 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
Cedar Creek Grist Mill Woodland Clark Southwest Mill Working late 19th century water-powered grist mill
Center for Wooden Boats Seattle King Puget Sound Maritime Historic wooden sailboats, rowboats and other boats
Center on Contemporary Art Seattle King Puget Sound Art website
Central Washington Agricultural Museum Union Gap Yakima Central Agriculture website, information, open for special events with agriculture equipment displays and demonstrations
Charles R. Conner Museum Pullman Whitman Eastern Natural history website, part of Washington State University in Abelson Hall, displays over 700 mounts of birds and mammals
Chehalis–Centralia Railroad Chehalis Lewis Southwest Railroad Heritage railroad and museum
Chelan Museum Chelan Chelan Central History - Local website, operated by the Lake Chelan Historical Society
Cheney Historical Museum Cheney Spokane Eastern History - Local website, history of the Four Lakes, Marshall, Cheney, Tyler, and Amber districts
Chewelah Museum Chewelah Stevens Eastern History - Local website
Children's Museum of Skagit County Burlington Skagit Northwest Children's website
Children's Museum of Tacoma Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound Children's website
Children's Museum of Walla Walla Walla Walla Walla Walla Eastern Children's website
The Children's Museum, Seattle Seattle King Puget Sound Children's Located in the Seattle Center
Clark County Historical Museum Vancouver Clark Southwest History - Local Operated by the Clark County Historical Society
Clymer Museum Ellensburg Kittitas Central Art website, works of John Clymer and other regional artists
Coast Guard Museum Northwest Seattle King Puget Sound Military Includes U.S. Coast Guard ship models, uniforms, photos and artifacts
Coastal Interpretive Center Ocean Shores Grays Harbor Southwest Multiple website, natural history, ecology, local history, Native Americans
Colbert House Museum Ilwaco Pacific Southwest Historic house Late 19th-century house: non-operational as of 2009[6]
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum Ilwaco Pacific Southwest History - Local website, formerly the Ilwaco Heritage Museuum
Colville Tribal Museum Coulee Dam Douglas Eastern Ethnic - Native American [7][3]
Commanding Officer’s Quarters Port Townsend Jefferson Olympic Peninsula Military Part of Fort Worden State Park, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society
Conconully Museum Conconully Okanogan Central History - Local Operated by the Conconully Area Historical Association[8]
Concrete Heritage Museum Concrete Skagit Northwest History - Local website, formerly the Camp 7 Museum, exhibits include logging, cement plants, miners, a cook shack, household items, construction of the Baker River Dam and other dams
Corbin Art Center Spokane Spokane Eastern Art website, includes an exhibit gallery
Cougar Mountain Zoo Issaquah King Puget Sound Natural history Includes wildlife museum, bronze animal sculptures, animal and nature art
Cowlitz County Historical Museum Kelso Cowlitz Southwest History - Local County history[9]
Crosby House Tumwater Thurston Puget Sound Historic house website, mid 19th-century period house
CWU Museum of Culture & Environment Ellensburg Kittitas Central Anthropology website, part of Central Washington University, formerly the Museum of Man, includes large collection of Native American artifacts
D. O. Pearson House Museum Stanwood Snohomish Puget Sound Historic house website, operated by the Stanwood Area Historical Society, late 19th-century Victorian period house
Dayton Historic Depot Dayton Columbia Eastern History - Local website, operated by the Dayton Historical Depot Society, includes an art gallery
Daybreak Star Cultural Center Seattle King Puget Sound Art Native American art gallery
Discovery Village Gig Harbor Pierce Puget Sound Children's
DuPont Museum DuPont Pierce Puget Sound History - Local Exhibits include former DuPont Company and impact on region, Fort Nisqually, period home, village and school displays
East Benton County Historical Museum Kennewick Benton Central History - Local website, themes include agriculture, military, transportation, education; operated by the East Benton County Historical Society
Eastside Heritage Center Bellevue King Puget Sound History - Local Displays are located around the county
Edmonds Historical Museum Edmonds Snohomish Puget Sound History - Local City history and culture
Experience Music Project Seattle King Puget Sound Music Includes Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, includes rock & roll and popular music memorabilia, interactive exhibits
Ferndale Pioneer Park Ferndale Whatcom Northwest Open air website, operated by the Ferndale Heritage Society, relocated log houses and other structures
Ferry County Historical Center Republic Ferry Eastern History - Local website, operated by the Ferry County Historical Society
Flying Heritage Collection Everett Snohomish Puget Sound Aviation Restored WWII aircraft
Foothills Historical Society & Museum Buckley Pierce Puget Sound History - Local website
Forest Learning Center Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Cowlitz Southwest Natural history website, operated by Weyerhauser. located inside the blast zone of the May 18, 1980 eruption at Mount St. Helens, effects of the blast and logging recovery efforts[10]
Forks Timber Museum Forks Clallam Olympic Peninsula Industry - Timber website, tools, logging equipment, bunkhouse display, homesteading, farming and logging in the Pacific Northwest
Fort Columbia State Park Chinook Pacific Southwest Military Original U.S. Army Coastal Artillery fort buildings and batteries, active from 1896 to 1947, interpretive center
Fort Flagler State Park Marrowstone Jefferson Olympic Peninsula Military History and artifacts from the 20th-century fort
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound Fort - Living history 19th century living history fort
Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center Brewster Okanogan Central History History of the former early 19th century fur trading post
Fort Simcoe State Park White Swan Yakima Central Military 1850s fort with restored officer's houses and a visitor center with exhibits
Fort Spokane Museum and Visitor Center Davenport Lincoln Eastern Military website, part of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, late 19th-century Indian Frontier fort and later Indian boarding school
Fort Steilacoom Steilacoom Pierce Puget Sound Military Displays artifacts and history of the fort, open for special events and living history re-enactments
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Vancouver Clark Southwest Military 19th century fur trading outpost with living history demonstrations
Fort Walla Walla Museum Walla Walla Walla Walla Eastern History - Living history Includes open air pioneer village, exhibit halls with military, agriculture, and history exhibits, also living history programs
Fox Island Museum Fox Island Pierce Puget Sound History - Local website
Frank R. Burroughs Home Museum Ritzville Adams Eastern Historic house Turn-of-the century period house
Franklin County Historical Museum Pasco Franklin Eastern History - Local website, themes include North American Indian artifacts, Lewis and Clark's corps of discovery, railroads, agriculture, irrigation, ferries & bridges, naval air base, healthcare; operated by the Franklin County Historical Society
Frye Art Museum Seattle King Puget Sound Art Painting and sculpture from the nineteenth century to the present
Furford Cranberry Picker Museum Grayland Grays Harbor Southwest Agriculture Cranberry industry equipment and materials[11][12]
Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour Mukilteo Snohomish Puget Sound Aerospace Commercial jet aviation and future airplane designs
Garfield County Museum Pomeroy Garfield Eastern History - Local website
Georgetown PowerPlant Museum Seattle King Puget Sound Technology
Gilman Town Hall Museum Issaquah King Puget Sound History - Local
Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Vantage Kittitas Central Natural history Petrified wood found in the park
Gorge Heritage Museum Bingen Klickitat Central History - Local website, operated by the West Klickitat County Historical Society, tools, clothing, furnishings, photos
Granite Falls Historical Museum Granite Falls Snohomish Puget Sound History - Local website, operated by the Granite Falls Historical Society
Grant County Historic Museum and Village Ephrata Grant Central Open air 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[13][14]
Hands On Children's Museum Olympia Thurston Puget Sound Children's
Hanford Reach Interpretive Center Richland Benton Central Multiple website, geology and natural history of the Hanford Reach National Monument, history of the Hanford Site and Manhattan Project, timeline of the Federal Columbia River Power System, area history
Harbor History Museum Gig Harbor Pierce Puget Sound History - Local website, formerly Gig Harbor Peninsula History Museum, area history, culture, maritime heritage
Henry Art Gallery Seattle King Puget Sound Art The art museum of the University of Washington, includes contemporary art, photography, 19th-century art, Japanese and West Coast ceramics, costumes and textiles
Heritage Flight Museum Burlington Skagit Northwest Aviation Restored flying World War II, Korean and Vietnam era aircraft
Heritage Park Lynnwood Snohomish Puget Sound Local history Includes Alderwood Manor Heritage Cottage and Wickers Museum[15]
History House of Greater Seattle Seattle King Puget Sound History - Local History and heritage of Seattle and its neighborhoods
Hunters Museum Hunters Stevens Eastern History - Local
Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Kent King Puget Sound Sports website, history of the sport of hydroplane racing
Imagine Children's Museum Everett Snohomish Puget Sound Children's museum website
Island County Historical Society Museum Whidbey Island Island Puget Sound History - Local website
Issaquah Depot Museum Issaquah King Puget Sound History - Local Displays include industrial revolution, travel, communication, early economic development of Issaquah
Jack Straw New Media Gallery Seattle King Puget Sound Art website, non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center
Jansen Art Center Lynden Whatcom Northwest Art website, community art center with exhibit gallery
Jefferson Museum of Art & History Port Townsend Jefferson Olympic Peninsula History - Local website
Job Carr Cabin Museum Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound Historic house website, replica cabin of Tacoma's first Euro American settler
Johnson Farm Museum Anderson Island Pierce Puget Sound Farm website, operated by the Anderson Island Historical Society, farm homestead and outbuildings
Jundt Art Museum Spokane Spokane Eastern Art website, at Gonzaga University, changing exhibits
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound Library Changing exhibits of historic documents from its collections
Karshner Museum Puyallup Pierce Puget Sound Multiple Also 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 Park Colville Stevens Eastern Open air website, operated by the Stevens County Historical Society, 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 Center Kettle Falls Stevens Eastern History - local website
Kids Discovery Museum Bainbridge Island Kitsap Puget Sound Children's website, also known as KiDiMu
KidsQuest Children's Museum Bellevue King Puget Sound Children's
Kirkman House Museum Walla Walla Walla Walla Eastern Historic house Victorian period house
Kitsap County Historical Society Museum Bremerton Kitsap Puget Sound History - Local website, 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 Museum Ellensburg Kittitas Central History - Local website, includes pioneer, Native American, business, and military displays, exhibits of an antique car collection, doll collection, and rock and mineral collection
Kittredge Gallery Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound Art website, part of the University of Puget Sound, contemporary art
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Seattle King Puget Sound History Seattle's role in the Klondike Gold Rush
La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum La Conner Skagit Northwest Textile website, quilts and textiles from local, national, and international artists; located in the historic Gaches Mansion
Lake Stevens Museum Lake Stevens Snohomish Puget Sound History - Local Includes local history displays in a former general store and adjacent 1920s-era Paul & Bertha Grimm House[16]
Larson Gallery Yakima Yakima Central Art Part of Yakima Valley Community College
Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum Leavenworth Chelan Central Commodity - Nutcracker Features over 5,000 nutcrackers originating from over 40 countries
Lelooska Museum Ariel Cowlitz Southwest Ethnic - Native American website, 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 Center Ilwaco Pacific Southwest History Located in Cape Disappointment State Park, story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also park cultural, military, maritime and natural history
Lewis Army Museum Fort Lewis Pierce Puget Sound Military History of Fort Lewis and the military units that served there
Lewis County Historical Museum Chehalis Lewis Southwest History - Local website
Lincoln County Museum Davenport Lincoln Eastern History - Local Operated by the Davenport Historical Society, county history and culture[3]
Log Cabin Museum Port Orchard Kitsap Puget Sound Historic house website, operated by the Sidney Museum and Arts Association, features exhibits of home life in the South Kitsap area during the past 100 years
Longmire Museum Longmire Pierce Puget Sound Multiple website, at the Longmire Visitor's Center in Mount Rainier National Park, exhibits on the park's history, geology, wildlife and Native Americans
Loon Lake Museum Loon Lake Stevens Eastern History - Local website, located in a former school
Lopez Island Historical Society Museum Lopez Island San Juan San Juan Islands History - Local website
Lower Columbia College Art Gallery Longview Cowlitz Southwest Art Located in the Rose Center for the Arts[17]
Lynden Pioneer Museum Lynden Whatcom Northwest History - Local website, includes a life-size replica of Lynden's downtown, a full size farmhouse circa 1900, many vintage buggies, cars and tractors, agriculture equipment
Makah Museum Neah Bay Clallam Olympic Peninsula Ethnic - Native American Artifacts and life of pre-contact Makah people
Martinson Cabin Poulsbo Kitsap Puget Sound Historic house Operated by the Poulsbo Historical Society in Nelson Park, Norwegian immigrant family home[18]
Maryhill Museum of Art Goldendale Klickitat Central Art Collections includes 20th-century European art, Native American artifacts, sculptures and art by Auguste Rodin, furniture and decorative art
McAllister Museum of Aviation Yakima Yakima Central Aviation website
McChord Air Museum McChord Air Force Base Pierce Puget Sound Aviation website
Meeker Mansion Puyallup Pierce Puget Sound Historic house website
Mobius Kids Spokane Spokane Eastern Children's website
Mobius Science Center Spokane Spokane Eastern Science website, themes include flight and engineering, space, human body, fluid dynamics, sound, physics
Molson School Museum Molson Okanogan Central History - Local Pioneer, farming, mining and school life in a historic school[19]
Monarch Contemporary Art Center and Sculpture Park Olympia Thurston Puget Sound Art Art center with gallery and 80-acre outdoor sculpture park
Monroe Historical Museum Monroe Snohomish Puget Sound History - Local website, operated by the Monroe Historical Society
Moses Lake Museum and Art Center Moses Lake Grant Central Multiple Includes Native American artifacts, local and natural history displays, changing exhibits of art, operated by the City in the Moses Lake Civic Center[20]
Mount St Helens Creation Center Silverlake Cowlitz Southwest Religious Creationist displays
Mount St. Helens - Johnston Ridge Observatory Toutle Cowlitz Southwest Natural history Closest view of the mountain, geology of the volcano, the eruption and the recovery of the area's plant and animal life
Mount St. Helens Visitor Center at Silver Lake Silverlake Cowlitz Southwest Natural history Geology of the volcano, the eruption and the recovery of the area's plant and animal life, operated by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Mukilteo Light Mukilteo Snohomish Puget Sound Maritime Lighthouse tours, maritime and local history exhibits
Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Sequim Clallam Olympic Peninsula History / Art Changing exhibits of local art and history
Museum at the Carnegie Port Angeles Clallam Olympic Peninsula History - Local website, operated by the Clallam County Historical Society
Museum of Communications Seattle King Puget Sound Technology Formerly known as the Vintage Telephone Equipment Museum, located in Georgetown, Seattle, historic telephone equipment
Museum of Flight Tukwila King Puget Sound Aerospace Includes commercial and military aircraft, space vehicles, science of flight
Museum of Glass Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound Art Focus is 20th- and 21st-century glass
Museum of History and Industry Seattle King Puget Sound History Washington's history and culture
Museum of Northwest Art La Conner Skagit Northwest Art Focus is Northwest School art movement
Museum of the Columbia Rocky Reach Dam Chelan Central History website, located at the Rocky Reach Dam powerhouse, exhibits include settlers and Native Americans, steam boaters, lumbermen, railroaders
Museum of the North Beach Moclips Grays Harbor Southwest History - Local website, operated by the Moclips-by-the-Sea Historical Society
Naval Undersea Museum Keyport Kitsap Puget Sound Maritime Exhibits include the ocean environment, torpedoes, mine warfare, diving equipment, submarines
New Dungeness Lighthouse Sequim Clallam Olympic Peninsula Maritime Tours of the working lighthouse
Nordic Heritage Museum Seattle King Puget Sound Ethnic - Nordic Heritage of Seattle's Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish immigrants
North Clark Historical Museum Amboy Clark Southwest History - Local website
Northern Pacific Railway Museum Toppenish Yakima Central Railroad Includes Northern Pacific Railway memorabilia and a full-scale 1930 vintage Northern Pacific freight train
North Spokane Farm Museum Deer Park Spokane Eastern Agriculture website, farm equipment and machinery, tools, period room displays
Northwest African American Museum Seattle King Puget Sound Ethnic - African American African American heritage in the Northwest
Northwest Carriage Museum Raymond Pacific Southwest Transportation - Carriage website, 19th century horse-drawn vehicles
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Spokane Spokane Eastern Multiple Visual art, American Indian and other cultures, regional history, historic Campbell House; formerly the Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum / Eastern Washington State History Museum
Northwest Railway Museum Snoqualmie King Puget Sound Railroad Located in a depot, includes railway cars and locomotives, artifacts and memorabilia
Northwest Seaport Seattle King Puget Sound Maritime Includes the Arthur Foss tugboat and offers education programs
Of Sea & Shore Museum Port Gamble Kitsap Puget Sound Natural history Focus is shells, mollusks and other invertebrates, located on the 2nd floor of the Port Gamble General Store and Cafe[21]
Okanogan County Historical Museum Okanogan Okanogan Central History - Local Operated by the Okanogan County Historical Society[19]
Old Molson Museum Molson Okanogan Central Open air Reassembled pioneer town of early 20th-century buildings, includes a bank, assay office, two homestead cabins and farm machinery[22]
Olmstead Place State Park Ellensburg Kittitas Central Farm Includes a working pioneer farm with 1875 log cabin, 1908 furnished farmhouse and outbuildings
Olympic Flight Museum Olympia Thurston Puget Sound Aviation Restored vintage military aircraft and helicopters
Orcas Island Historical Museum Eastsound San Juan San Juan Islands History - Local website, late 19th-century homestead cabins displaying the life stories and material culture of the Native American and early European-American settlers
Oroville Train Depot Museum Oroville Okanogan Central History - Local Operated by the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society[23][24]
Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation Museum Long Beach Pacific Southwest Food website, cranberry farming and cranberries
Pacific County Museum South Bend Pacific Southwest History - Local Operated by the Pacific County Historical Society[25]
Pacific Science Center Seattle King Puget Sound Science Exhibits include health, dinosaurs, space, human body, Puget Sound, technology
Palouse Discovery Science Center Pullman Whitman Eastern Science website
Palus Artifact Museum Dayton Columbia Eastern Ethnic - Native American Collection of locally found artifacts from the Palouse Indian tribe, also native plants[26]
Pearson Air Museum Vancouver Clark Southwest Aviation
Pend Oreille County Museum Newport Pend Oreille Eastern Open air website, 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 House Colfax Whitman Eastern Historic house website, Victorian period house, operated by the Whitman County Historical Society, also known as the James A. Perkins House
Photographic Center Northwest Seattle King Puget Sound Art website, includes a contemporary photography gallery
Pioneer Farm Museum & Ohop Indian Village Eatonville Pierce Puget Sound Living history - Farm - Native American website, 1880s pioneer village and Native American village
Point No Point Lighthouse Hansville Kitsap Puget Sound Maritime Lighthouse to tour
Polson Museum Grays Harbor Grays Harbor Southwest History - Local website, mansion houses local history displays including logging, sports, clothing, toys, china, Native American artifacts, period roomsnately, our kitchenware offers no food.
Pomeroy Living History Farm Yacolt Clark Southwest Living history - Farm Depicts early 20th century and modern domestic and farm life
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Port Angeles Clallam Olympic Peninsula Art website, exhibits of contemporary visual art in all media, also outdoor art displayed in Webster’s Woods Art Park
Port Gamble Historic Museum Port Gamble Kitsap Puget Sound History - Local website, includes period room displays,located on the 1st floor of the Port Gamble General Store and Cafe[27]
Port Townsend Aero Museum Port Townsend Jefferson Olympic Peninsula Aviation Antique and classic aircraft, located at Jefferson County International Airport
Port Townsend Marine Science Center Port Townsend Jefferson Olympic Peninsula Natural history / Aquarium website, coastal environment and natural history
Poulsbo Historical Society Museum Poulsbo Kitsap Puget Sound History - Local website
Poulsbo Marine Science Center Poulsbo Kitsap Puget Sound Natural history website, marine life and ecosystems
Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum Port Townsend Jefferson Olympic Peninsula Military History of Fort Worden, coast artillery history and the harbor defenses of Puget Sound
Puget Sound Navy Museum Bremerton Kitsap Puget Sound Maritime Naval heritage of the Pacific Northwest including the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, USS John C. Stennis and more
Quilcene Historical Museum Quilcene Jefferson Olympic Peninsula History - Local
Renton History Museum Renton King Puget Sound History - Local City history and culture
Ritzville Railroad Depot Museum Ritzville Adams Eastern Railroad website, Northern Pacific Railroad depot with railroad and turn-of-the-century historic displays
Robert P Worthman Anatomy Museum Pullman Whitman Eastern Natural history website, anatomy specimens of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University
Roslyn Museum Roslyn Kittitas Central History - Local website, history of the former coal mining town
Rothschild House Port Townsend Jefferson Olympic Peninsula Historic house Operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society, 19th century period house
Roy M. Chatters Newspaper and Printing Museum Palouse Whitman Eastern Media website, operated by the Whitman County Historical Society, open by appointment, historic printing equipment
Ryan House Museum Sumner Pierce Puget Sound Historic house Operated by the Sumner Historical Society, 1890's-period house with displays of local history
Sacajawea Interpretive Center Pasco Franklin Eastern History Located in Sacajawea State Park, history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Sacajawea, and prehistoric Native American artifacts
San Juan Historical Museum Friday Harbor San Juan San Juan Islands History - Local website, operated by the San Juan Historical Society
San Juan Island National Historical Park Friday Harbor San Juan San Juan Islands Military Sites of the British and U.S. Armies' camps during the mid 19th-century Pig War
San Juan Islands Museum of Art Friday Harbor San Juan San Juan Islands Art website, visual art with an emphasis on art from northwestern United States and southwestern Canada
Sand Man Tugboat Olympia Thurston Puget Sound Maritime website, restored early 20th-century tugboat museum ship
Sarah Spurgeon Gallery Ellensburg Kittitas Central Art website, part of Central Washington University
Scandinavian Cultural Center Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound Ethnic website, part of Pacific Lutheran University, heritage, history, and culture of Scandinavia
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame Seattle King Puget Sound Hall of fame - Science fiction Housed at Experience Music Project, includes memorabilia, posters, and interactive displays
Seattle Art Museum Seattle King Puget Sound Art 3 facilities: main museum with diverse collections, Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park
Seattle Asian Art Museum Seattle King Puget Sound Art Asian art, facility of the Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum Seattle King Puget Sound Law enforcement History of policing in the Pacific Northwest
Sedro-Woolley Museum Sedro-Woolley Skagit Northwest History - Local website, exhibits include model train layout, blacksmith, bank, town hall, dentist, stable, coal mine, hospital, saloon, general store, garage, and telephone operator displays
Shafer Museum Winthrop Okanogan Central Open air website, 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 Museum Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound Sports website, Washington state professional, college, high school and amateur sports teams and people
Shoreline Historical Museum Shoreline King Puget Sound History - Local website
Sidney Museum Port Orchard Kitsap Puget Sound History - Local website, 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 Museum La Conner Skagit Northwest History - Local website
Slater Museum of Natural History Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound Natural history website, part of the University of Puget Sound, research museum with public displays
Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum North Bend King Puget Sound History - Local website, includes pioneer and logging artifacts
South Cle Elum Depot Cle Elum Kittitas Central Railroad Located in Iron Horse State Park
SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention Bellingham Whatcom Northwest Technology Development and use of electricity, radio and the related inventions
Spokane House Interpretive Center Nine Mile Falls Spokane Eastern History Located in Riverside State Park, open on weekends in summer, history of the fur trading post, military, Spokane Indians, pioneers
Spokane Valley Heritage Museum Spokane Valley Spokane Eastern History - Local
Squaxin Island Tribe Museum Library and Research Center Squaxin Island Mason Southwest Ethnic - Native American website, history and culture of the Squaxin Island Tribe
Stanwood Area History Museum Stanwood Snohomish Puget Sound History - Local website, operated by the Standwood Area Historical Society
State Capital Museum Olympia Thurston Puget Sound History website, state history and culture, Native Americans, operated by the Washington State Historical Society
Steilacoom Tribal Cultural Center & Museum Steilacoom Pierce Puget Sound Ethnic - Native American Located in a building erected in 1902 to house the Oberlin Congregational Church.[28]
Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum Arlington Snohomish Puget Sound History - Local website, homestead artifacts including photos, household items, logging, dairy, military, railroad, sports, medical, education, transportation music
Stonerose Interpretive Center and Fossil Site Republic Ferry Eastern Natural history Eocene Epoch fossil site of insects, fish, leaves and twigs, bird feathers
Sunnyside Historical Museum Sunnyside Yakima Central History - Local website, info
Suquamish Museum Suquamish Kitsap Puget Sound Ethnic - Native American History and culture of the Puget Sound Salish Tribes
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound Art Collection includes American, European, and Asian art, highlighting Northwest artists, and traveling national and international exhibitions
Tacoma History Museum Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound History - Local website, operated by the Tacoma Historical Society
Tacoma Pioneer Telephone Museum Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound Technology website
Telephone Museum Cle Elum Kittitas Central Technology website, history of telephone technology from 1901 to 1970, coal mining artifacts, operated by the Northern Kittitas County Historical Society
Tenino Depot Museum Tenino Thurston Puget Sound History - Local Located in a depot, open on weekend afternoons
Thorp Mill Thorp Kittitas Central Mill Restored grist mill
Two Rivers Heritage Museum Washougal Clark Southwest History - Local website, operated by the Camas-Washougal Historical Society
USS Turner Joy Museum Ship Bremerton Kitsap Puget Sound Maritime Navy destroyer from the Vietnam War
Verlot Ranger Station-Public Service Center Granite Falls Snohomish Puget Sound Natural history Visitor center and museum about Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Veterans Memorial Museum Chehalis Lewis Southwest Military website
Vintage Motorcycle Museum Chehalis Lewis Southwest Transportation Original and fully restored pre-1916 Indians, Harley-Davidsons, Excelsior, Pierces, Emblem, Thor, Henderson, Sears, Yale, Reading Standard, bicycles
Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum Cathlamet Wahkiakum Southwest History - Local information
Wanapum Heritage Center Wanapum Dam Grant Central Ethnic - Native American website, history and culture of the Wanapum, area history
Washington National Guard Museum Camp Murray Pierce Puget Sound Military History of the Washington National Guard
Washington State History Museum Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound History Washington's history and culture
Washington State University Geology Museums Pullman Whitman Eastern Geology website, part of Washington State University, displays in three buildings
Washington State University Museum of Anthropology Pullman Whitman Eastern Anthropology website, part of Washington State University, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts
Washington State University Museum of Art Pullman Whitman Eastern Art website, part of Washington State University, modern and contemporary art
West Coast Clock & Watch Museum Bellingham Whatcom Northwest Horology website, located on the third floor of the Whatcom Museum, pocket watches, clocks and horological tools
Westport Maritime Museum Westport Grays Harbor Southwest Maritime website, 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 Center Wenatchee Chelan Central Multiple Local history, art, culture and natural history
Western Gallery Bellingham Whatcom Northwest Art website, part of Western Washington University, contemporary art gallery and outdoor sculpture collection
Whale Museum Friday Harbor San Juan San Juan Islands Natural history Natural history of marine mammals with a special focus on orcas
Whatcom Museum Bellingham Whatcom Northwest Multiple Contemporary art, Northwest history and culture, natural history, West Coast Clock and Watch Museum
White Bluffs Quilt Museum Richland Benton Central Textile website, regional textile arts center
White River Valley Museum Auburn King Puget Sound History - Local website, exhibits include 1920s period depot, Japanese American farmhouse, Main Street and hotel displays, Native American and pioneer artifacts,
Whitman Mission National Historic Site Walla Walla Walla Walla Eastern History Park and visitor museum about the 1847 massacre of Methodist missionaries
Whoop-n-Holler Museum Bickleton Klickitat Central History Collection of antique cars and vehicles, household items, tools, and agricultural exhibits[29]
Willapa Bay Oyster House Interpretive Center Nahcotta Pacific Southwest Maritime website, features replica of the residence of oystermen and their families, exhibits about the oyster industry
Willapa Seaport Museum Raymond Pacific Southwest Maritime Includes photographs, paintings, drawings, ship models, and artifacts used in working, sailing and navigating ships[30]
Wing Luke Asian Museum Seattle King Puget Sound Ethnic - "Pan Asian Pacific American" Culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans
Working Waterfront Maritime Museum Tacoma Pierce Puget Sound Maritime Boats, history of the region's working waterfront and science of Puget Sound's waterways
World Kite Museum Long Beach Pacific Southwest Sports website, history of kites, kitemakers and famous kite fliers
Yakama Nation Museum Toppenish Yakima Central Ethnic - Native American website, history and culture of the Yakama
Yakima Electric Railway Museum Yakima Yakima Central Railroad Electric trolleys
Yakima Valley Museum Yakima Yakima Central History / Natural history Includes area natural history, American Indian culture, pioneer life, early city life, fruit industry

Defunct museums[edit]

Consolidated Works

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References[edit]

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