List of museums in Missouri
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This list of museums in Missouri encompasses museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including non-profit 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 and university art galleries.
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|1827 Log Courthouse||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||Historic site||Mercantile operation, home and gathering place for the early Mormon settlers in Independence|
|1859 Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||Prison||Operated by the Jackson County Historical Society|
|Adair County Historical Society Museum||Kirksville||Adair||Northeast||Local history||website|
|Adamson Cabin||Mt. Vernon||Lawrence||Southwest||Historic house|||
|Agency Ford Museum||Agency||Buchanan||Northwest||Local history||Located in the Agency Community Center and open by appointment|
|Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Aviation||website|
|Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art||Saint Joseph||Buchanan||Northwest||Art||Collections of 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st-century American art|
|Amoureux House||Ste. Genevieve||Ste. Genevieve||Southeast||Historic house||Late 18th-century house|
|Andrew County Museum & Historical Society||Savannah||Andrew||Northwest||Local history||website, includes collection of Navajo rugs and Kewpie dolls|
|Anheuser Estate||Kimmswick||Jefferson||Northeast||Historic house||Mansion and summer home of the Anheuser family|
|Archery Hall of Fame and Museum||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Sports||Located on the upper floor of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, history of archery and bowhunting in America, includes Fred Bear memorabilia|
|Arrow Rock State Historic Site||Arrow Rock||Saline||Northwest||Open-air||Includes a museum of local history and the George Caleb Bingham House|
|Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art||Fayette||Howard||Northwest||Art||website, part of Central Methodist University, located on the first floor of Classic Hall, present 3 to 5 shows a year|
|Audrain County Historical Society||Mexico||Audrain||Northeast||Multiple||website, complex includes Graceland Museum, a historic 1857 mansion, the American Saddlebred Horse Museum, the 1903 Country School and the Country Church|
|Augusta Historic Museum||Augusta||St. Charles||Northeast||Local history||Operated in the August Sehrt House|
|Auto World Museum||Fulton||Callaway||Central||Automotive||website, vintage and classic cars and memorabilia|
|Barton County Historical Society Museum||Lamar||Barton||Southwest||Local history||Located in the basement of the Barton County Courthouse|
|Bates County Museum||Butler||Bates||Southwest||Local history||website, operated by the Bates County Historical Society, includes Victorian period rooms, displays on Osage culture, area settlers, Civil War, coal mining, railroads, author Robert Heinlein|
|Battle of Athens State Historic Site||Revere||Clark||Northeast||Military||Civil War|
|Battle of Lexington State Historic Site||Lexington||Lafayette||Northwest||Military||Civil War|
|Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad||Belton||Cass||Northwest||Railroad||Short line passenger heritage railroad and museum, formerly the Kansas City Railroad Museum|
|Ben Ferrel Museum||Platte City||Platte||Northwest||Historic house||website, Victorian period house, operated by the Platte County, Missouri Historical & Genealogical Society|
|Benton County Museum||Warsaw||Benton||Central||Local history||website, operated by the Benton County Historical Society|
|Big River Train Town||Hannibal||Marion||Northeast||Railroad||Model train store and museum|
|Bingham-Waggoner Estate||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||Historic house||website, Victorian mansion once owned by artist George Caleb Bingham|
|Black Archives Museum||Saint Joseph||Buchanan||Northwest||History||website, area African American history|
|Bollinger County Museum of Natural History||Marble Hill||Bollinger||Southeast||Natural history||website, fossils, Native American artifacts, Lewis & Clark exhibit, Civil War history, Will Mayfield College history|
|Bollinger Mill State Historic Site||Burfordville||Cape Girardeau||Southeast||Mill||1867 working mill|
|Bonebrake Center of Nature and History||Salem||Dent||Southwest||Multiple||website, 1880s Bonebrake-McMurtrey House, nature exhibits and programs, 12 acre nature reserve|
|Bonnell Museum||Weston||Platte||Northwest||Local history||19th-century period house and farm life|
|Bonniebrook Gallery, Museum, and Homestead||Walnut Shade||Taney||Southwest||Biographical||website, home and museum of Rose O'Neill, creator of Kewpie dolls, operated by the Bonniebrook Historical Society|
|Bootheel Youth Museum||Malden||Dunklin||Southeast||Children's||website|
|Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site||Sedalia||Pettis||Central||Historic house||31-room, 12,000-square-foot lodge with various eccentric construction details|
|Branson Dinosaur Museum||Branson||Taney||Southwest||Natural history||website, life-size dinosaur figures, skeletons, fossils|
|Branson Military Museum||Branson||Taney||Southwest||Military||website, weapons, historical artifacts from conflicts spanning the Civil War to present day, military uniforms, military toys and action figures|
|Burgess-How House||Kimmswick||Jefferson||Northeast||Historic house||1840s period farmhouse, operated by the Kimmswick Historical Society|
|Bushwacker Jail Museum||Nevada||Vernon||Southwest||Prison||website, operated by the Vernon County Historical Society; old jail and 1880s jailor's home|
|Bushwacker Museum||Nevada||Vernon||Southwest||Local history||website, operated by the Vernon County Historical Society|
|Calaboose||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Police||website, 1891 former jail housing a police museum|
|Calico Cupboard Toy Sewing Machine Museum||Mountain View||Howell||Southeast||Commodity||Collection of toy sewing machines|
|Camden County Museum||Linn Creek||Camden||Central||Local history||website, operated by the Camden County Historical Society|
|Cameron Depot Museum||Cameron||Linn||Northwest||Railroad||website, operated by the Cameron Historical Society|
|Cape River Heritage Museum||Cape Girardeau||Cape Girardeau||Southeast||Local history||website|
|Center of Creative Arts (COCA)||University City||St. Louis||Northeast||Art||website, community visual and performing arts center|
|Centralia Historical Society Museum||Centralia||Boone||Central||Local history||website|
|Chaffee Historical Society Museum||Chaffee||Scott||Southeast||Local history||website|
|Champ Clark House||Bowling Green||Pike||Northeast||Historic house||Also known as Honeyshuck, home of Congressman Champ Clark|
|Chariton County Museum||Salisbury||Chariton||Northwest||Local history||website, operated by the Chariton County Historical Society|
|Children's Peace Pavilion||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||Children's||Designed to teach concepts of personal peace, social peace, international peace, and environmental peace to children ages 12 and under|
|Christian County Museum||Ozark||Christian||Southwest||Local history||website, operated by the Christian County Historical Society|
|Clay County Historical Society Museum||Liberty||Clay||Northwest||Local history||Includes pharmacy items, weapons, dolls, household items, arrowheads, historic doctor's office, period rooms, tools, agricultural equipment|
|Coal Miners Museum||Novinger||Adair||Northeast||Mining||Area coal mining, includes simulated coal mine and blacksmith shop, antique farm tools|
|Cole Camp Museum||Cole Camp||Benton||Central||Local history||website|
|Cole County Historical Society Museum||Jefferson City||Cole||Central||Local history||website, also Upschulte House, a historic house museum|
|Columbia College Galleries||Columbia||Boone||Central||Art||website, includes Greg Hardwick Gallery for 3-D and alternative media art, PaperInParticular for works on paper, Sidney Larson Gallery for professional work by nationally and internationally known artists and by outstanding Columbia College students|
|Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing Museum||St. Charles||St. Charles||Northeast||Aviation||website, includes World War II aircraft and memorabilia, located at St. Charles County Smartt Airport|
|Community of Christ Museum||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||Religious||Part of the Independence Temple, history of the Community of Christ|
|Concordia Area Museum||Concordia||Lafayette||Central||Local history|||
|Concordia Historical Institute||Clayton||St. Louis||Northeast||Religious||Changing exhibits of area and Lutheran religious history, located at Concordia Seminary|
|Craft Studio||Columbia||Boone||Central||Art||website, contemporary crafts, exhibits works by University of Missouri students, faculty and staff, as well as local and national artists|
|Crane's Museum & Shoppes||Williamsburg||Callaway||Central||Local history||website, Americana and local history|
|Crawford County Historical Museum||Cuba||Crawford||Southeast||Local history||website, operated by the Crawford County Historical Society|
|Crisp Museum||Cape Girardeau||Cape Girardeau||Southeast||Multiple||Part of Southeast Missouri State University, archaeology, history and fine art; also known as Southeast Missouri Regional Museum|
|Current River Heritage Museum||Doniphan||Ripley||Southwest||Local history||information, operated by the Ripley County Historical Society|
|Dade County Historical Society Museum||Greenfield||Dade||Southwest||Local history|||
|Dallas County Museum||Buffalo||Dallas||Central||Local history||website, operated by the Dallas County Historical Society; located in Buffalo Head Prairie Historical Park|
|Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center||Defiance||St. Charles||Northeast||Living||Operated by Lindenwood University, life of Daniel Boone, simulated town consisting of over a dozen 19th century buildings|
|Daum Museum of Contemporary Art||Sedalia||Pettis||Central||Art||website|
|DeKalb County Historical Society Museum||Maysville||DeKalb||Northwest||Local history||website|
|Dent County Museum||Salem||Dent||Southwest||Local history|||
|Dexter Welcome Center Depot/Museum||Dexter||Stoddard||Southeast||Local history|||
|Deutschheim State Historic Site||Hermann||Gasconade||Northeast||Open-air||Mid-19th-century German immigrant family life|
|Dillard Mill State Historic Site||Davisville||Crawford||Southeast||Mill||Early 20th-century water-powered grist mill|
|Dillingham-Lewis Museum||Blue Springs||Jackson||Northwest||Local history||website, operated by the Blue Springs Historical Society|
|Discovery Center of Springfield||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Science||Hands-on science exhibits|
|Doc's Museum||Jamesport||Daviess||Northwest||Automotive||website, antique cars and tractors|
|Doling Museum||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Amusement||website, history of Doling Park, a former amusement park|
|Douglas County Museum||Ava||Douglas||Southwest||Local history||website, operated by the Douglas County (MO) Historical & Genealogical Society|
|Dunklin County Museum||Kennett||Dunklin||Southeast||Local history||Local history, open on Wednesdays|
|Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology||Rolla||Phelps||Southeast||Natural history||website, operated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, minerals, rocks, fossils, mammoth tusks|
|Edna Cuddy Memorial House||Bethany||Harrison||Northwest||Historic house||Operated by the Harrison County Historical Society, late 19th-century period house|
|Elgin Cottrell House||Clarksville||Pike||Northeast||Historic house||website, Victorian period house|
|Elizabeth Rozier Gallery||Jefferson City||Cole||Central||Art||Located in the Union Hotel at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site|
|Ellsinore Pioneer Museum||Ellsinore||Carter||Southwest||Local history|||
|Enns Entomology Museum||Columbia||Boone||Central||Natural history||website, insects, part of University of Missouri|
|Epps-Houts Museum||Poplar Bluff||Butler||Southeast||Art||Art from around the world including Africa, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Iran|
|Excelsior Springs Museum||Excelsior Springs||Clay||Northwest||Local history||website|
|Faust Village||Chesterfield||St. Louis||Northeast||Open-air||website, located in Faust Park, includes four homes and 16 structures spanning a period from 1840 to 1910|
|Fenton Historical Museum||Fenton||St. Louis||Northeast||Local history||website, operated by the Fenton Historical Society|
|Felix Vallé House State Historic Site||Ste. Genevieve||Ste. Genevieve||Southeast||Historic House||1830s Historic home and mercantile of Felix and Odile Vallé|
|First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site||St. Charles||St. Charles||Northeast||History||Site of state's first government in the early 19th century|
|Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center Museum||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Religious||website, history of American Pentecostalism|
|Fort Davidson State Historic Site||Pilot Knob||Iron||Southeast||Military||Park and museum, fort’s old earthworks, two Confederate burial trenches and a visitor center about the Battle of Fort Davidson during the Civil War|
|Fort Osage National Historic Landmark||Sibley||Jackson||Northwest||Military||1812 fort|
|Foundry Art Centre||St. Charles||St. Charles||Northeast||Art||Interdisciplinary art center with exhibitions|
|Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park||Kirkwood||St. Louis||Northeast||Historic house||1950s house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright|
|Frisco Depot Museum||Crocker||Pulaski||Central||Railroad|||
|Frenchtown Heritage Museum||St. Charles||St. Charles||Northeast||Local history||website|
|Gallery 210||Bellerive||St. Louis||Northeast||Art||website, part of University of Missouri–St. Louis|
|Gasconade County Historical Society Museum||Owensville||Gasconade||Northeast||Local history||website|
|General Daniel Bissell House||Bellefontaine Neighbors||St. Louis||Northeast||Historic house||website, early 19th-century home of General Daniel Bissell|
|Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site||Laclede||Linn||Northeast||Historic house||Mid 19th-century boyhood home of General John J. Pershing|
|George Caleb Bingham Gallery||Columbia||Boone||Central||Art||website, gallery of the University of Missouri Art Department|
|George Washington Carver National Monument||Diamond||Newton||Southwest||Biographical||Park and 19th-century boyhood farm home of scientist George Washington Carver|
|Glenn House||Cape Girardeau||Cape Girardeau||Southeast||Historic house||Late Victorian period house|
|Glore Psychiatric Museum||Saint Joseph||Buchanan||Northwest||Medical||History of what was once known as the “State Lunatic Asylum No. 2”|
|Golden Missouri Pioneer Museum||Golden||Barry||Southwest||History||website, includes Early American Pattern glassware, Native American arrowheads and artifacts, minerals, and collections of pocket watches, baseball cards, Civil War and pioneer artifacts and tools|
|Granby Mining Museum||Granby||Newton||Southwest||Mining|||
|Grand River Historical Society Museum||Chillicothe||Livingston||Northwest||Local history||website|
|Grandview Depot Museum||Grandview||Jackson||Northwest||Railroad||Operated by the Grandview Historical Society|
|Gray/Campbell Farmstead||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Historic house||website, mid 19th-century house, located in Nathanael Greene Park|
|Grundy County Museum||Trenton||Grundy||Northwest||Local history||website|
|Hain House||Boonville||Cooper||Central||Historic house||website, operated by the Friends of Historic Boonville, 19th-century house owned by one family|
|Hannibal History Museum||Hannibal||Marion||Northeast||Local history||website, operated by the Hannibal History Museum Foundation|
|Harlin Museum||West Plains||Howell||Southwest||Multiple||website, art and local history|
|Harold Bell Wright Museum||Pierce City||Lawrence||Southwest||Local history||website, author Harold Bell Wright and local history exhibits|
|Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site||Lamar||Barton||Southwest||Historic house||Late 19th-century period birthplace home of President Harry Truman|
|Harry S. Truman National Historic Site||Grandview||Jackson||Northwest||Historic house||Late 19th-century Harry S. Truman Farm Home built by Harry Truman's maternal grandmother|
|Harry S. Truman National Historic Site||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||Historic house||Home of Harry S Truman from the 1919 until his death in 1972|
|Harry S Truman Office and Courtroom||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||Biographical||Office used by Harry S. Truman during his early political years, located in the Jackson County Courthouse|
|Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||Biographical||Papers, books, and other historical materials relating to the 33rd President of the United States Harry S Truman|
|Harry S. Truman Regional Visitor Center||Warsaw||Benton||Central||Multiple||Cultural and natural history of Truman Lake, environmental activities, the construction of Harry S. Truman Dam, the operation of the powerhouse, and the US Army Corps of Engineers|
|Haviland Museum||St. Charles||St. Charles||Northeast||Decorative arts||website, Haviland china collection|
|Hawken House||Webster Groves||St. Louis||Northeast||Historic house||website, operated by the Webster Groves Historical Society, Victorian Federal/Greek Revival style farmhouse|
|Henry County Museum||Clinton||Henry||Central||Open-air||website|
|Hermann Fire Company Museum||Hermann||Gasconade||Northeast||Firefighting|||
|Hickory County Museum||Hermitage||Hickory||Central||Local history||website, operated by the Hickory County Historical Society in the John Siddles Williams House|
|Higgerson School Historic Site||New Madrid||New Madrid||Southeast||School||website, 19th-century one room school|
|Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum||Maryland Heights||St. Louis||Northeast||Aviation||Located at Creve Coeur Airport, mostly fabric-covered historic aircraft and biplanes from the inter-war years|
|Historic Bethel German Colony||Bethel||Shelby||Northeast||Open-air|||
|Historic Hanley House||Clayton||St. Louis||Northeast||Historic house||website, Victorian period farmstead|
|Historical Society of Lee's Summit Museum||Lee's Summit||Jackson||Northwest||Local history||website, housed in a former post office|
|History Museum on the Square||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Local history||website|
|Hollywood Wax Museum Branson||Branson||Taney||Southwest||Media||Wax figures of celebrities including movie stars, television personalities and music icons|
|Holocaust Museum & Learning Center||Creve Coeur||St. Louis||Northeast||History||website|
|Hulston Mill Park||Greenfield||Dade||Southwest||Mill||website, includes the historic Hulston Mill, operated by the Dade County Historical Society, and several log cabins|
|Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site||New Madrid||New Madrid||Southeast||Historic house||Mid-19th-century period mansion|
|Iron County Historical Society Museum||Arcadia||Iron||Southeast||Local history||website|
|James Farm||Kearney||Clay||Northwest||Biographical||website, birthplace of Jesse James|
|J.C. Penney Museum||Hamilton||Caldwell||Northwest||Biographical||website, information, life of James Cash Penney, founder of J. C. Penney stores|
|Jefferson Barracks Museums||Lemay||St. Louis||Northeast||Military||Two museums about the history of Jefferson Barracks Military Post|
|Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum||Lemay||St. Louis||Northeast||History||Features telephones, telephone-related equipment and memorabilia, located in Jefferson Barracks Historic Park|
|Jesse James Home Museum||Saint Joseph||Buchanan||Northwest||Biographical||House where Jesse James was gunned down|
|Jefferson Landing State Historic Site||Jefferson City||Cole||Central||Transportation||Exhibits on river transportation, site also includes Elizabeth Rozier Gallery|
|Jim's Journey||Hannibal||Marion||Northeast||African American||website, also known as the Huck Finn Freedom Center, life of the man who inspired Huck Finn's Jim, Hannibal's African American history and notable figures|
|John B Mahaffey Museum Complex||Fort Leonard Wood||Pulaski||Central||Military||website, includes US Army Chemical Corps Museum, US Army Engineer Museum, US Army Military Police Museum, Fort Leonard Wood Museum|
|John Colter Museum and Visitors Center||New Haven||Franklin||Northeast||Local history||Includes art exhibits featuring John Colter and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Native American artifacts and Missouri River history|
|Johnson County Historic Complex||Warrensburg||Johnson||Southwest||Open-air||website, includes the Mary Miller Smiser Heritage Library & Museum, 1839 Johnson County Courthouse, a one-room school and an agriculture building; operated by the Johnson County Historical Society|
|Joplin Museum Complex||Joplin||Jasper||Southwest||Multiple||website, includes the Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum, Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum, Empire District Electric Company Museum, the Joplin Sports Authority Sports Hall of Fame, and the National Historical Cookie Cutter Museum|
|Kemp Auto Museum||Chesterfield||St. Louis||Northeast||Automotive||website|
|Kimmswick Historical Society Museum||Kimmswick||Jefferson||Northeast||Local history||website|
|Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society Museum||Fulton||Callaway||Central||Local history||website|
|La Maison de Guibourd||Ste. Genevieve||Ste. Genevieve||Southeast||Historic House||French-Colonial home and gardens of Jacques Jean Rene Guibourd built in 1806 shows life as it was in the early 19th century, operated by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, Inc.|
|Laclede County Historical Society Museum||Lebanon||Laclede||Central||Local history||Located in the former county jail|
|Laumeier Sculpture Park||Sunset Hills||St. Louis||Northeast||Art||105-acre (0.42 km2) open-air museum with over 70 sculptures|
|Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum||Mansfield||Wright||Southwest||Biographical||Home of author Laura Ingalls Wilder from 1896 until her death in 1957|
|Lawrence County Historical Society Museum||Mount Vernon||Lawrence||Southwest||Local history|||
|Leila's Hair Museum||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||Commodity||Contains wreaths and jewelry containing, or made of, human hair dating before 1900|
|Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center||St. Charles||St. Charles||Northeast||History||website, exhibits relating to the Lewis and Clark expedition, historic St. Charles, and the Missouri River ecosystem|
|Lewis County Historical Society Library & Museum||Canton||Lewis||Northeast||Local history|||
|Lexington Historical Museum||Lexington||Lafayette||Northwest||Local history||Located in a mid-19th-century church building, exhibits include steamboats, coal mining, Osage Indians and the Wentworth Military Academy|
|Liberty Jail||Liberty||Clay||Northwest||Jail||Former jail where Joseph Smith, Jr. and others were imprisoned from 1838 to 1839 during the Mormon War|
|Lincoln County Jail Museum||Troy||Lincoln||Northeast||Prison||Open for events by the Lincoln Count Historical Society|
|Lone Jack Battlefield Museum||Lone Jack||Jackson||Northwest||Civil War||website, history of the Battle of Lone Jack and Missouri in the Civil War|
|Louis Bolduc House||Ste. Genevieve||Ste. Genevieve||Southeast||Historic house||Operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Missouri, French Colonial house|
|Louisiana Area Historical Museum||Louisiana||Pike||Northeast||Local history|||
|Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum||Altenburg||Perry||Southeast||Local history||website, operated by the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society, history and culture of the German Saxon immigration to East Perry County in the early 19th century|
|MAAPS Military Museum||Malden||Dunklin||Southeast||Military||website, located inside the Malden Regional Airport office building, history of Malden Army Airfield|
|Malden Historical Museum||Malden||Dunklin||Southeast||Local history||website|
|Maplewood||Columbia||Boone||Central||Historic house||Operated by the Boone County Historical Society, late 19th-century house|
|Margaret Harwell Art Museum||Poplar Bluff||Butler||Southeast||Art||website|
|Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site||Florida||Monroe||Northeast||Biographical||Two-room rented cabin where author Mark Twain was born|
|Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum||Hannibal||Marion||Northeast||Biographical||Complex includes author Mark Twain's 19th-century boyhood home and other historic houses|
|Marshall Welcome Center and Jim the Wonder Dog Museum||Marshall||Saline||Northwest||Local history||website, history of Jim the Wonder Dog|
|Mastodon State Historic Site||Imperial||Jefferson||Northeast||Archaeology||Site of Pleistocene ice age deposits and Clovis culture artifacts|
|May Gallery||Webster Groves||St. Louis||Northeast||Art||website, part of Webster University|
|McClure Archives and University Museum||Warrensburg||Johnson||Southwest||Multiple||Includes Middle East, Guatemalan and Native American artifacts, seashells, WW II collections, history of the University of Central Missouri|
|McDonald County Historical Museum||Pineville||McDonald||Southwest||Local history||website|
|Mid-Missouri Museum of Independent Telephone Pioneers||Blackwater||Cooper||Central||Technology|||
|Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum||St. Louis||St. Louis||Northeast||Art||Part of Washington University in St. Louis, collections include 19th, 20th, and 21st-century European and American paintings, sculptures, prints, installations, and photographs|
|Miller County Museum||Tuscumbia||Miller||Central||Local history||website|
|Mississippi County Historical Museum||East Prairie||Mississippi||Southeast||Local history||Open during events and by appointment|
|Missouri Children's Museum||Columbia||Boone||Central||Children's||website|
|Missouri Civil War Museum||Lemay||St. Louis||Northeast||Military||State's role during the American Civil War|
|Missouri Farm Bureau Log Home||Jefferson City||Cole||Central||Historic house||website, 1850s log home, displays about the state's agricultural heritage over the last 150 years|
|Missouri Governor's Mansion||Jefferson City||Cole||Central||Historic house||1870s mansion|
|Missouri Mines State Historic Site||Park Hills||St. Francois||Southeast||Industry||Lead and zinc mining and geology|
|Missouri Sports Hall of Fame||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Sports||Memorabilia of Missouri athletes and interactive displays|
|Missouri State Capitol||Jefferson City||Cole||Central||History|
|Missouri State Museum||Jefferson City||Cole||Central||Multiple||Missouri history, natural history, and cultural resources history|
|Missouri State Penitentiary||Jefferson City||Cole||Central||Prison||Museum located on the second floor of the Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, guided tours of the historic former prison|
|Missouri Town 1855||Lee's Summit||Jackson||Northwest||Living||30-acre antebellum open-air museum shows 19th-century life|
|Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation Museum||Jefferson City||Cole||Central||Medical||Operated by the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association|
|Molly Brown Birthplace & Museum||Hannibal||Marion||Northeast||Biographical||website, operated by the Hannibal History Museum Foundation, 19th-century birthplace home of activist Margaret Brown|
|Monroe County Museum||Paris||Monroe||Northeast||Local history||website, operated by the Monroe County Historical Society, located in the Monroe County Courthouse|
|Montauk State Park||Salem||Dent||Southwest||Mill||Tour of the 1896 Montauk Mill|
|Moore Home||Charleston||Mississippi||Southeast||Local history||website, operated by the Mississippi County Historical Society, Victorian period home with local history displays|
|Morgan County Historical Society Museum||Versailles||Morgan||Central||Local history||website, located in the Martin Hotel|
|Mormon Visitors Center||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||Religious||Experiences of Mormon settlers in Missouri between 1831 and 1839, importance of families, messages from modern prophets and the Book of Mormon|
|Museum of Anthropology||Columbia||Boone||Central||Anthropology||website, part of University of Missouri|
|Museum of Art and Archaeology||Columbia||Boone||Central||Art||Part of the University of Missouri, also Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern art works and artifacts|
|Museum of Missouri Military History||Jefferson City||Cole||Central||Military|||
|Museum of the Dog||Town and Country||St. Louis||Northeast||Art||website, collection of art devoted to the dog, operated by the American Kennel Club|
|Museum at the German School||Hermann||Gasconade||Northeast||Local history||website, operated by Historic Hermann|
|Museum of Transportation||Kirkwood||St. Louis||Northeast||Transportation||Antique cars, boats, a plane, locomotives and railroad equipment|
|Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site||Ash Grove||Greene||Northeast||Historic house||1830s period home of Nathan Boone, son of Daniel Boone|
|National BB Gun Museum||Branson||Taney||Southwest||Sports||website, vintage BB guns, ads|
|National Churchill Museum||Fulton||Callaway||Central||Biographical||Life and times of Sir Winston Churchill, part of Westminster College, formerly the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library|
|National Frontier Trails Museum||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||History||website, history of America’s principle western trails|
|National Military Heritage Museum||Saint Joseph||Buchanan||Northwest||Military||website|
|National Silk Art Museum||Weston||Platte||Northwest||Art||website, masterworks of French and English silk tapestries based on work by major artists from the 15th through the 20th century|
|New Madrid Historical Museum||New Madrid||New Madrid||Southeast||Local history||website|
|Newton County Historical Park||Neosho||Newton||Southwest||Open-air||Includes Newton County Historical Society Museum, Newton County School No. 111 and Log Cabin|
|Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum||Marshall||Saline||Northwest||Aviation||website|
|Nodaway County Historical Society Museum||Maryville||Nodaway||Northwest||Local history||Local history and culture|
|NRA National Sporting Arms Museum||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Sports||Located on the upper floor of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, history of hunting, over 1000 hunting rifles|
|Old Cooper County Jail & Hanging Barn||Boonville||Cooper||Central||Jail||website, operated by the Friends of Historic Boonville, 19th-century jail used until 1978|
|Old Stagecoach Stop||Waynesville||Pulaski||Central||Historic site||website, 19th-century hotel with rooms restored for different periods from 1854 to the present|
|Ozark Natural & Cultural Resource Center||Salem||Dent||Southwest||Multiple||website, local history, culture, industry, natural resources, art|
|Patee House||Saint Joseph||Buchanan||Northwest||Multiple||United States history, transportation vehicles, recreated streets of Old St. Joseph in the 1860s-1880s, Western art|
|Phelps County Museum||Rolla||Phelps||Southeast||Local history||website, operated by the Phelps County Historical Society, includes the 1838 Dillon Log House, the 1860 Limestone Block Jail, and the 1861 Courthouse|
|Pioneer Heritage Homestead||Doniphan||Ripley||Southwest||Open-air||website, 1865 log cabin museum, log barn and a blacksmith shop|
|Pioneer Spring Cabin||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||Historic house||1850s-period two-room log cabin|
|Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum||Pleasant Hill||Cass||Northwest||Local history||website|
|Polk County Museum||Bolivar||Polk||Southwest||Local history||website|
|Pony Express Museum||Saint Joseph||Buchanan||Northwest||Transportation||History of the Pony Express|
|Poplar Bluff Historical Museum||Poplar Bluff||Butler||Southeast||Local history||Operated by the Butler County Historical Society|
|Poplar Bluff Railroad Museum||Poplar Bluff||Butler||Southeast||Railroad||website, includes model trail layout|
|Poplar Heights Farm||Butler||Bates||Southwest||Living||website, 1870s living history farm|
|Powers Museum||Carthage||Jasper||Southwest||Local history||website, open seasonally|
|Pulaski County Courthouse Museum||Waynesville||Pulaski||Central||Local history||website, operated by the Pulaski County Historical Society|
|Puppetry Arts Institute||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||Entertainment||website, puppet theater and museum with hand puppets and marionettes|
|Railroad Historical Museum||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Railway||website, located in Grant Beach Park, includes a locomotive, baggage car, commuter car and caboose, railroad artifacts, model train layout|
|Ralph Foster Museum||Point Lookout||Taney||Southwest||Local history||Part of College of the Ozarks, history and culture of the Ozarks region|
|Randolph County Historical Museum||Moberly||Randolph||Northeast||Local history||website, operated by the Randolph County Historical Society|
|Ray County Museum||Richmond||Ray||Northwest||Local history||website, operated by the Ray County Historical Society|
|Raytown Historical Society Museum||Raytown||Jackson||Northwest||Local history||website|
|Red House Interpretive Center||Cape Girardeau||Cape Girardeau||Southeast||History||website, Missouri pioneers and life of community founder Louis Lorimier, as well as the visit of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in November, 1803|
|Remember When Toy Museum & Historic Village||Canton||Lewis||Northeast||Toy||website, over 20,000 toys, antique cars, recreated 1800s village|
|Remington Nature Center||Saint Joseph||Buchanan||Northwest||Multiple||website, animals, plants, Native Americans, trappers, geology, Civil War history|
|Reynolds County Genealogy and Historical Society Museum||Ellington||Reynolds||Southeast||Local history||website|
|Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum||Branson||Taney||Southwest||Amusement|
|Riverbluff Cave||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Natural history||Exhibit center with cave and worldwide fossils, also known as Missouri Institute of Natural Science|
|Robidoux Row Museum||Saint Joseph||Buchanan||Northwest||Local history||Operated by the Saint Joseph Historical Society, mid-19th-century apartment building with exhibits of the city's history|
|Rocheport Historical Museum||Rocheport||Boone||Central||Local history||Operated by Friends of Rocheport Society|
|Rockcliffe Mansion||Hannibal||Marion||Northeast||Historic house||Late 19th-century 13,500-square-foot (1,250 m2) Colonial Revival/Georgian-style mansion|
|Route 66 Museum||Lebanon||Laclede||Central||Local history||website, located in the Lebanon-Laclede County Library, includes recreations of a 1950s gas station and a classic diner, displays of antique cars, Route 66 books, magazines and videos|
|Route 66 State Park Visitors Center||Eureka||St. Louis||Northeast||Local history||The Visitors Center, in a historic Route 66 building, has exhibits on the Mother Road in the state of Missouri.|
|Ruth W. Towne Museum||Kirksville||Adair||Northeast||History||website, museum and visitor center of Truman State University, exhibits about the history of the university|
|Saxon Lutheran Memorial||Frohna||Perry||Southeast||Open-air||19th-century period log home and historic buildings|
|Softball Museum||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Sports||website, located in the Killian Softball Complex, history of state's amateur softball|
|The Space Center||Bonne Terre||St. Francois||Southeast||Science||website, space memorabilia and artifacts|
|Springfield Art Museum||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Art||website, collections include 19th, 20th, and 21st century American paintings, watercolor, sculpture and prints|
|Stars and Stripes Museum||Bloomfield||Stoddard||Southeast||Media||website, history of the United States Armed Forces military newspaper, the Stars and Stripes|
|State Historical Society of Missouri||Columbia||Boone||Central||Art||Changing art and history exhibits drawn from its collections|
|St. Charles County Historical Society Museum||St. Charles||St. Charles||Northeast||Local history||website, located in the 1830s Old Market House|
|St. Clair Historical Museum||St. Clair||Franklin||Northeast||Local history||website|
|St. Robert City Museum||St. Robert||Pulaski||Central||Local history|||
|Ste. Genevieve Museum||Ste. Genevieve||Ste. Genevieve||Southeast||Local history||website, local artifacts, art, antiques and oddities|
|Stephens College Historic Costume Gallery||Columbia||Boone||Central||Textile||website, located in Lela Raney Wood Hall|
|Stephens Museum||Fayette||Howard||Northwest||Multiple||website, part of Central Methodist University, archaeology, cultural anthropology, natural history, geology and paleontology, located on the second floor of T. Berry Smith Hall|
|Sterling Price Museum||Keytesville||Chariton||Northwest||Local history||website, artifacts of Governor and Civil War general Sterling Price, local history, collection of buttons, books, glassware, children's toys, housewares|
|Still National Osteopathic Museum||Kirksville||Adair||Northeast||Medical||website, part of A.T. Still University, national history of osteopathic medicine|
|St. Joseph Fire Museum||Saint Joseph||Buchanan||Northwest||Firefighting||website|
|St. Joseph Museum||Saint Joseph||Buchanan||Northwest||History||website, Native American collection, Lewis & Clark exhibits|
|St. Louis Mercantile Library||Bellerive||St. Louis||Northeast||Art||Library with free art and history exhibits from its collections|
|Taille de Noyer||Florissant||St. Louis||Northeast||Historic house||website, operated by the Florissant Valley Historical Society, early 19th-century house|
|Texas County Historical & Military Museum||Houston||Texas||Southeast||Local history||website, operated by the Texas County Genealogical & Historical Society|
|The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum||Kirkwood||St. Louis||Northeast||Children's||Hands-on learning experiences|
|Thomas Sappington House||Crestwood||St. Louis||Northeast||Historic house||Early 19th-century period house|
|Thornhill||Chesterfield||St. Louis||Northeast||Historic house||website, early 19th-century home of Frederick Bates, Missouri's second Governor|
|Titanic World's Largest Museum Attraction||Branson||Taney||Southwest||Maritime||Artifacts and history of the RMS Titanic|
|Townley House Museum||Chamois||Osage||Central||Historic house||Open by appointment|
|Truman State University Art Gallery||Kirksville||Adair||Northeast||Art||Professional and student exhibitions in the Ophelia Parrish Fine Arts Center|
|UCM Gallery of Art and Design||Warrensburg||Johnson||Southwest||Art||website, part of the University of Central Missouri|
|Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site||Grantwood Village||St. Louis||Northeast||Biographical||Childhood home of Julia Grant, wife of President Ulysses S. Grant|
|Vaile Mansion||Independence||Jackson||Northwest||Historic house||website, 31 room elaborate Victorian mansion|
|Veterans Memorial Museum||Branson||Taney||Southwest||Military||website, 20th-century conflicts|
|Village at Boone Junction||Columbia||Boone||Central||Open-air||website, operated by the Boone County Historical Society, complex includes 1821 Gordon-Collins Cabin and 1890 Easley country store|
|Walt Disney Hometown Museum||Marceline||Linn||Northwest||Biographical||Walt Disney's childhood and family, railroad artifacts|
|Walters-Boone County Museum||Columbia||Boone||Central||Local history||website, operated by the Boone County Historical Society, also includes Montminy Art Gallery|
|Warren E. Hearnes Museum||Charleston||Mississippi||Southeast||Biographical||Museum about Governor Warren E. Hearnes, open for events|
|Washington Firehouse Museum||Washington||Franklin||Northwest||Firefighting||website, antique fire engines and vintage automobiles, operated by the Washington Historical Society|
|Washington Museum||Washington||Franklin||Northwest||Local history||website, operated by the Washington Historical Society|
|Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site||Lawson||Clay||Northwest||Living||1860s farm, 1860 woolen mill and gristmill, Watkins 1850 Classic Revival style house and outbuildings, museum|
|Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center||St. Charles||St. Charles||Northeast||Multiple||website, history, natural history and environmental clean-up of the Weldon Spring Conservation Area|
|Weston Historical Museum||Weston||Platte||Northwest||Local history||website|
|Westphalia Historical Society Museum||Westphalia||Osage||Central||Local history||website|
|Wilson's Creek National Battlefield||Republic||Greene||Southwest||Military||Includes American Civil War battlefield site and museum|
|Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium||Springfield||Greene||Southwest||Natural history||Currently closed for expansion, planned reopening in 2016 as America's Wildlife Museum & Aquarium|
|World's Largest Toy Museum||Branson||Taney||Southwest||Toy||website, over 1 million toys, includes Harold Bell Wright Museum|
|Wyeth-Tootle Mansion||Saint Joseph||Buchanan||Northwest||Historic house||website, Victorian mansion|
|Zewicki House Museum||Linn||Osage||Central||Historic house||website, operated by the Osage County Historical Society|
- '57 Heaven, Branson, formerly part of Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater
- American Presidents Museum, Branson, collections now part of the National Center for Presidential Studies
- Augusta Station, Augusta, exhibit of model railroads
- Cementland, St. Louis, outdoor sculpture park, future uncertain since death of creator in 2011
- Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, St. Louis, closed in 2008
- Clarksville Museum, Clarksville
- Columbia Audubon Society Trailside Museum, Columbia
- Fire Museum of Missouri, Willow Springs
- First Due Museum, Hazelwood
- Fred Bear Museum, Springfield, now incorporated into the Archery Hall of Fame
- General Sweeny's Museum of Civil War History, Republic, closed in 2005
- International Bowling Museum, St. Louis, moved to Arlington, Texas in 2010
- Memoryville USA, Rolla, closed in 2009
- Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame, Washington, closed in 2014 and seeking new location, website
- National Video Game and Coin-Op Museum, St. Louis, closed in 1999
- Nance Museum, Lone Jack, collection of Saudi Arabian art and artifacts, donated to the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri in 2003
- Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum, Ash Grove, closed in 2013, collection now online
- Roy Rogers - Dale Evans Museum, Branson, website, moved from Victorville, California then closed in 2009
- Society of Memories Doll Museum, Saint Joseph, closed in 2011, collection now part of the St. Joseph Museums
- Walnut Springs Farm & Museum, Marshfield
- YouZeum, Columbia, closed 2010
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