List Of Museums In Kansas

This list of museums in Kansas is a list of 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.

Museums

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Name Location County Region Area of study Summary
1950s All-Electric House Shawnee Johnson Northeast Historic house House decorated and outfitted with 1950s electrical appliances and furnishings[1]
Ag Heritage Park Alta Vista Wabaunsee Topeka metro Agriculture website, information, exhibits about historic agricultural life, includes tractors, combines, threshing machines, tools, household items
Albany Museum Sabetha Nemaha Northeast Open air Complex includes a schoolhouse, railroad museum, windmill, caboose and other buildings[2][3]
Allen County Museum Iola Allen Southeast Local history Operated by the Allen County Historical Society, also the Old Jail Museum[4]
Allen-Lambe House Wichita Sedgwick South Central Historic house Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum Atchison Atchison Northeast Biographical Turn of the 20th century birth home of aviator Amelia Earhart
Anderson County Museum Garnett Anderson East-Central Local history website, operated by the Anderson County Historical Society, also 1888 Harris House open for visitors by appointment
Atchison County Historical Museum Atchison Atchison Northeast Local history Exhibits on Lewis and Clark, Amelia Earhart, Jesse Stone, area railroad history, gun collection, located in a historic 1880 Santa Fe Freight fepot
Augusta Historical Museum Augusta Butler South Central Local history website, local history museum and C. N. James Log Cabin, operated by the Augusta Historical Society
Bancroft Depot Museum Bancroft Nemaha Northeast Local history Exhibits about Bancroft and the Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern Railroad[5]
Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village Great Bend Barton South Central Open air website
Basehor Historical Museum Basehor Leavenworth Northeast Local history Operated by the Basehor Historical Society[6]
Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum Baxter Springs Cherokee Southeast Local history website, operated by the Baxter Springs Historical Society
Benson Museum Howard Elk Southeast Local history information, open by appointment, old school building and barn with farm implements
Bethel College Luyken Fine Arts Center Newton Harvey South Central Art website, includes the Robert W. Regier Gallery that features exhibits by local, regional, national and international artists, including Bethel alumni, in all types of media
Big Brutus West Mineral Cherokee Southeast Industry 160 ft (49 m). electric shovel used in coal mining and exhibits on local coal mining
Big Well Museum Greensburg Kiowa South Central History Water well designed to provide water for the Santa Fe and Rock Island railroads
Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery Lindsborg McPherson South Central Art Works by Swedish-born artist Birger Sandzén
Booth Family Hall of Athletics Lawrence Douglas Northeast Sports website, located in the University of Kansas' Allen Fieldhouse, history and tradition of Kansas Athletics
Boot Hill Museum Dodge City Ford Southwest Local history Includes Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame, gunfighter show, weapons, saloon, cowboys, Victorian clothing
Brown County Agriculture Museum Hiawatha Brown Northeast Agriculture website, includes windmills, antique cars, trucks and farm equipment, miniature farm model, operated by the Brown County Historical Society
Brown County Museum Hiawatha Brown Northeast Local history website, operated by the Brown County Historical Society
Brown Mansion Coffeyville Montgomery Southeast Historic house website, operated by the Coffeyville Historical Society
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Topeka Shawnee Topeka metro History History of Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools
Bukovina Society Headquarters and Museum Ellis Ellis Northwest Ethnic Collection of artifacts from Bukovina emigrants
Burns Community Museum Burns Marion South Central Local history Open by appointment
Bushton Museum Bushton Rice South Central Local history Includes an old drug store with a working soda fountain and an old bank[7]
Buster Keaton Museum Shawnee Johnson Northeast Biographical website, life of actor Buster Keaton
Butterfield Trail Historical Museum Russell Springs Logan Northwest Local history Area pioneers, local history and natural history of the Great Plains, and the history of the Butterfield Overland Despatch stage line
Carnegie Arts Center Goodland Sherman Northwest Art Located in a former Carnegie library
Carona Depot Complex Carona Cherokee Southeast Railroad website, includes museum building, two depots, railroad locomotives and a railroad signal display, operated by Heart of the Heartlands
Carry A. Nation Home and Museum Medicine Lodge Barber South Central Historic house Included with admission to the Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum
Carroll Mansion Museum Leavenworth Leavenworth Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Leavenworth County Historical Society, 1890s Victorian mansion
Cassoday Historical Museum Cassoday Butler South Central Local history [8]
Cedar Vale Museum Cedar Vale Chautauqua Southeast Local history [9]
Central States Scout Museum Larned Pawnee Southwest Scouting Boy and girl scout memorabilia[10]
Chanute Art Gallery Chanute Neosho Southeast Art website, community art gallery
Chanute Historical Society Museum Chanute Neosho Southeast Local history website
Chase County Historical Society Museum Cottonwood Falls Chase Southeast Local history website
Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum Arkansas City Cowley South Central History website, history of 1893 Cherokee Strip Land Run, early pioneer and Native American artifacts
Chetopa Museum Chetopa Labette Southeast Local history [11]
Cheyenne County Museum St. Francis Cheyenne Northwest Local history website, operated by the Cheyenne County Historical Society, local history, fossils, wildlife
Chisholm Trail Museum Wellington Sumner South Central Local history website, artifacts of local domestic life
Clay County Museum Clay Center Clay North Central Local history website, operated by the Clay County Historical Society[12]
Clearwater Historical Society Museum Clearwater Sedgwick Local history website, period rooms including a military room, summer kitchen, laundry room, school room, doctor/dentist office, and general store
Clifton Community Historical Society Museum Clifton Clay North Central Local history Open by appointment[13]
Cloud County Historical Museum Concordia Cloud North Central Local history Located in a former Carnegie library
Clyde Community Museum Clyde Cloud North Central Local history [14]
C & R Railroad Museum Phillipsburg Phillips Northwest Railroad Model railroads, C& R Railroad memorabilia and artifacts, located in the Huck Boyd Community Center[15][16]
Coffey County Historical Society Museum Burlington Coffey East-Central Local history website, includes large collection of antique dolls
Coffeyville Aviation Heritage Museum Coffeyville Montogomery Southeast Aviation city information, information and photos, includes memorabilia from the Coffeyville Air Base
Cole House Museum Moundridge McPherson South Central Historic house website, pioneer family home, operated by the Moundridge Historical Association, grounds also house the Heritage Museum, Agriculture Museum and blacksmith shop
Columbian Theatre, Museum & Art Center Wamego Pottawatomie Northeast Art Historic theater with murals, decorative arts museum and art gallery
Columbus Museum Columbus Cherokee Southeast Local history [17]
Comanche County Museum Coldwater Comanche South Central Local history [18]
Combat Air Museum Topeka Shawnee Topeka metro Aviation Military aircraft, uniforms, medals, photos, artifacts
Constitution Hall State Historic Site Lecompton Douglas Northeast History Exhibits on Jim Lane, proslavery and free-state forces in the area, territorial Kansas
Coronado Museum Liberal Seward Southwest Local history website, operated by the Seward County Historical Society, exhibits include local settlers, American West, Native American's, Dorothy's House (recreation of Dorothy's house from the Wizard of Oz movie), and animated Oz entertainment and Oz memorabilia
Coronado-Quivira Museum Lyons Rice South Central Local history http://www.cqmuseum.org/ website], operated by the Rice County Historical Society[19]
Cosmosphere Hutchinson Reno South Central Aerospace Exhibits of U.S. and Russian space artifacts and spacecraft, Justice Planetarium
Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site Studley Sheridan Northwest Historic house 19th century rural ranch
Coutts Memorial Museum of Art El Dorado Butler South Central Art website, over 1500 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints from America, the American West, Russia, China, France, the Netherlands, England and South America
Cowley County Historical Society Museum Winfield Cowley South Central Local history website
Crispin's Drug Store Museum Lincoln Lincoln North Central Medical website, historical artifacts from the pharmaceutical field, with special emphasis in 1880-1920 period
Cunningham Depot Museum Cunningham Kingman South Central Local history Located in a historic depot[20][21]
C.W. Parker Carousel Museum Leavenworth Leavenworth Northeast Amusement Carousel memorabilia and history, includes working carousels, operated by the Leavenworth Historical Museum Association
Dane G. Hansen Museum Logan Phillips Northwest Art website, includes paintings by Kansas artists, early American and foreign coins, European and Western guns
Dalton Defenders Museum Coffeyville Montgomery Southeast Local history website, includes memorabilia from the 1892 Dalton Gang raid; operated by the Coffeyville Historical Society
Dalton Gang Hideout and Museum Meade Meade Southwest History website, 1880s period home of Eva Dalton Whipple, sister to the infamous Dalton Gang
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead Overland Park Johnson Northeast Open air Includes 200 farm animals and birds of prey, gardens, Kanza Indian Encampment and earthen log lodge, a one-room country schoolhouse and a dairy barn with interactive displays
Decatur County Last Indian Raid Museum Oberlin Decatur Northwest Local history website
Deines Cultural Center Russell Russell Northwest Art website
Delphos Museum Delphos Ottawa North Central Local history [22][23]
Derby Historical Museum Derby Sedgwick South Central Local history Operated by the Derby Historical Society[24]
Dietrich Cabin Ottawa Franklin East-Central Historic house Operated by the Franklin County Historical Society, located in Ottawa City Park, mid-19th century log cabin and pioneer museum
Dole Institute of Politics Lawrence Douglas Northeast History Free exhibits of politics and history
Douglass Historical Museum Douglass Butler South Central Local history website
Edna Historical Museum Edna Labette Southeast Local history website
Edwards County Historical Society Museum Kinsley Edwards South Central Local history website
Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum Abilene Dickinson North Central Biographical Presidential library, museum, and resting place of Dwight David Eisenhower, tours of the his boyhood home
Ellis County Historical Society Museum Hays Ellis Northwest Open air website, includes local history museum, stone chapel, harness shop, replica Volga German Haus
Ellis Railroad Museum Ellis Ellis Northwest Railroad website, railroad memorabilia, miniature trains and dolls
El Quartelejo Museum Scott City Scott Southwest Local history website, information, operated by the Scott County Historical Society, history of Western Kansas, fossils, local Indian and pioneer history, El Quartelejo Ruins, Western art
Emmett Kelly Museum Sedan Chautauqua Southeast Biographical Life of famous circus clown Emmett Kelly, local history artifacts
Emporia State University Galleries Emporia Lyon East-Central Art website, Norman R. Eppink and Gilson Memorial Galleries
Ennis-Handy House Goodland Sherman Northwest Historic house Operated by the Sherman County Historical Society, 1907 Victorian period house
Ensor Park and Museum Olathe Johnson Northeast Historic house website, information & photos, 1890s dairy farm and house
Epsten Gallery Overland Park Johnson Northeast Art website, located in the Village Shalom continuum care facility
Erman B. White Gallery at Butler Community College El Dorado Butler South Central Art website, located in the Fine Arts Building
Eudora Community Museum Eudora Douglas Northeast Local history website, operated by the Eudora Area Historical Society
Evah C. Cray Historical Home Museum Atchison Atchison Northeast Historic house website, 25 room castle-like Victorian mansion
Exploration Place Wichita Sedgwick South Central Science
Fick Fossil Museum Oakley Logan Northwest Natural history Fossils, folk art, Kansas Wildflower Collection, replica depot, general store display[25]
Finney County Historical Museum Garden City Finney Southwest Local history website, operated by the Finney County Historical Society
First City Museum Leavenworth Leavenworth Northeast Local history website, operated by the Leavenworth Historical Museum Association
First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site Fort Riley Geary Northeast History History of the Kansas Territory, rail and river travel in the region, and the history of Pawnee
Flint Hills Discovery Center Manhattan Riley Northeast Multiple Natural history of the prairie, area history and culture
Fort Bissell Museum Phillipsburg Phillips Northwest Open air website, 1870s-1880s frontier buildings, also known as Old Fort Bissell[26]
Fort Harker (Kansas) Kanopolis Ellsworth North Central Military Operated by the Ellsworth County Historical Society, mid 19th century US Army fort
Fort Hays State Historic Site Hays Ellis Northwest Military 1870s period fort
Fort Larned National Historic Site Larned Pawnee Southwest Military Mid 19th century Indian Wars-period forts
Fort Riley Museums Fort Riley Geary Northeast Military Includes the U.S. Cavalry Museum, 1st Infantry Division Museum and Custer Home
Fort Scott National Historic Site Fort Scott Bourbon Southeast Military 20 historic structures, a parade ground and 5 acres (20,000 m2) of restored tallgrass prairie
Fort Wallace Museum Wallace Wallace Northwest Local history website, includes exhibits of antique transportation, farm equipment and machinery, railroads, and animals and scenes made entirely out of barbwire
Fossil Station Museum Russell Russell Northwest History website, operated by the Russell County Historical Society, period rooms and artifacts
Frank Walker Museum Stockton Rooks Northwest Local history website, operated by the Rooks County Historical Society, large doll collection, period displays
Fromme-Birney Round Barn Mullinville Kiowa South Central Agriculture Operated by the Kiowa County Historical Society, 16-sided barn with exhibits on barns and agriculture
Frontier Army Museum Fort Leavenworth Leavenworth Northeast Military website, history of the Frontier Army from 1804 to 1916, and Fort Leavenworth from 1827 to the present
Galena Mining and Historical Museum Galena Cherokee Southeast Mining Includes mineral specimens, mining equipment and a model of the Grand Central Mine[27]
Galva Museum Galva McPherson South Central Local history [28][29]
Garden of Eden Lucas Russell Northwest Art Concrete sculpture garden and home
Gardner Historical Museum Gardner Johnson Northeast History website, preservation and exhibition of the history of reverse mortgages
Geary County Museum & Historical Society Junction City Geary Northeast Local history website
Geneseo City History Museum Geneseo Rice South Central Local history
Gernon House Russell Russell Northwest Historic house website, operated by the Russell County Historical Society, 1870s house and blacksmith shop
Goodnow House State Historic Site Manhattan Riley Northeast Historic house Mid 19th century stone farmhouse
Graham County Historical Society Museum Hill City Graham Northwest Local history website
Grant County Adobe Museum Ulysses Grant Southwest Local history website, housed in a 1938 adobe building[30]
Grassroots Art Center Lucas Russell Northwest Art website, outsider art and sculpture
Great Overland Station Topeka Shawnee Topeka metro Railroad Former railroad station, includes railroad artifacts and photographs, local history displays, Harvey House and Harvey Girls exhibit, model train layout
Great Plains Nature Center Wichita Sedgwick South Central Natural history website, exhibits about state ecosystems, wildlife, located in 282-acre Chisholm Creek Park
Great Plains Transportation Museum Wichita Sedgwick South Central Railway Includes 6 locomotives and several pieces of rolling stock
Greenwood County Historical Society Museum Eureka Greenwood Southeast Local history website
Grenola Elevator Museum Grenola Elk Southeast Local history website, operated by the Grenola Historical Society in a former grain mill and elevator[31]
Greyhound Hall of Fame Abilene Dickinson North Central Hall of fame website, displays of greyhounds from ancient times to the present
Grinter Place State Historic Site Kansas City Wyandotte Northeast Historic house Pioneer farm house
Gunfighters Wax Museum Dodge City Ford Southwest Wax website, wax figures of famous Old West people, located inside the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame
Halstead Heritage Museum & Depot Halstead Harvey South Central Local history website, operated by the Halstead Historical Society
Hamilton County Museum Syracuse Hamilton Southwest Local history website, period displays[32]
Harold M. Freund American Museum of Baking Manhattan Riley Northeast Food Baking figurines, equipment, memorabilia, part of the American Institute of Baking
Harvey County Historical Museum Newton Harvey South Central Local history Operated by the Harvey County Historical Society in a former Carnegie library, also the 1883 Kellas School
Harvey House Museum Florence Marion South Central Local history Operated by the Florence Historical Society in a former Harvey House hotel
Haskell County Museum Sublette Haskell Southwest Local history website
Haskell Cultural Center and Museum Lawrence Douglas Northeast Native American website, part of Haskell Indian Nations University, history and culture of the state's Native Americans, military service, history of the University
Haun Museum Jetmore Hodgeman Southwest Local history [33]
Herington Historical Museum Herington Dickinson North Central Local history Facebook site, operated by the Herington Historical Society
Heritage Center of Dickinson County Abilene Dickinson North Central Open air website, includes Historical Museum, Museum of Independent Telephony, a cabin, a grocery store built in 1932 and a C.W. Parker Carousel
Heym-Oliver House Russell Russell Northwest Historic house website, operated by the Russell County Historical Society, 1870s house
Highbanks Hall of Fame National Midget Auto Racing Museum Belleville Republic North Central Automotive website
High Plains Museum Goodland Sherman Northwest Local history website, includes a full-sized, automated replica of America's first patented helicopter
Historical Museum of Anthony Anthony Harper South Central Local history Located in a Santa Fe Railroad Depot[34]
Hoisington Historical Museum Hoisington Barton South Central Local history website, operated by the Hoisington Historical Society
Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site Hanover Washington Northeast History Building used as a stop for the Pony Express
Holt-Russell Gallery at Baker University Baldwin City Douglas Northeast Art website, located in Parmenter Hall, features art by students, faculty and local, national and international artists
Humboldt Historical Museum Humboldt Allen Southeast Open air website, five buildings with exhibits including iron toys, tools and farm implements, local history displays
Independence Historical Museum and Art Center Independence Montgomery Southeast Local history website, home of Montgomery County Historical Society, early settler' lifestyle, oil industry history, Native American culture, local historical artifacts, period room displays, furnishings and decorative items, art center, Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame
Indian Pay Station & Museum Complex] St. Marys Pottawatomie Northeast Local history [35]
Inman Museum Inman McPherson South Central Open air website, includes the museum, 1906 telephone office, depot, caboose, 1875 Wilke homestead house; formerly the McCormick - Deering Days Museum
Iron Horse Museum Parsons Labette Southeast Railroad Operated by the Ironhorse Historical Society, includes railroad memorabilia, a locomotive and caboose[36]
Jackson County Historical Society Museum Holton Jackson Topeka metro Local history website
Jeffcoat Photograph Studio Museum Abilene Dickinson North Central History website, historic photographs of Abilene and Dickinson County
Jewell County Historical Society Museum Mankato Jewell North Central Local history website
John Brown Museum State Historic Site Osawatomie Miami East-Central History Abolition and Civil war displays and furnishings
Johnson County Museum of History (Kansas) Shawnee Johnson Northeast Local history website, County history and culture
Johnston Geology Museum Emporia Lyon East-Central Geology website, also known as ESU Geology Museum, in ESU Cram Science Hall of Emporia State University
Kansas African American Museum Wichita Sedgwick South Central African American website
Kansas Auto Racing Museum Chapman Dickinson North Central Automotive website
Kansas Aviation Museum Wichita Sedgwick South Central Aviation
Kansas Barbed Wire Museum La Crosse Rush South Central Commodity Barbed wire and its history
Kansas Children's Discovery Center Topeka Shawnee Topeka metro Children's
Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame Dodge City Ford Southwest Hall of fame Part of Boot Hill Museum
Kansas Firefighters Museum Wichita Sedgwick South Central Firefighting website
Kansas Learning Center for Health Halstead Harvey South Central Medical website, human body and health displays for children and families
Kansas Motorcycle Museum Marquette McPherson South Central Transportation Vintage and rare motorcycles, memorabilia and artifacts
Kansas Museum of History Topeka Shawnee Topeka metro History Operated by the Kansas State Historical Society
Kansas Museum of Military History Augusta Butler South Central Military Includes model airplanes, military vehicles, uniforms, equipment, memorabilia; formerly the Augusta Air Museum[37][38]
Kansas Oil Museum El Dorado Butler South Central Industry website, oil industry, farming, ranching exhibits, oil boom town complex and oil equipment; also known as Butler County History Center
Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame & Museum Great Bend Barton South Central Industry Open by appointment[39][40]
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Wichita Sedgwick South Central Sports History of sports in Kansas
Kansas State Capitol Topeka Shawnee Topeka metro History Tours operated by the Kansas State Historical Society
Kansas Soldiers' Home Fort Dodge Ford Southwest History Tours of 19th-century former fort buildings
Kansas State University Historic Costume and Textile Museum Manhattan Riley Northeast Textile website, located in Justin Hall
Kansas State University Insect Zoo Manhattan Riley Northeast Natural history website, housed in the old Dairy Barn
Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame Dodge City Ford Southwest Education website, photos and stories about Kansas' notable teaching professionals
Kauffman Museum North Newton Harvey South Central History website, affiliated with Bethel College, exhibits on prairie life and natural history, area immigrant pioneers, historic farmstead house and prairie reconstruction
Kaw Mission State Historic Site Council Grove Morris Southeast Native American Early mission for children of the Kaw tribe
Kearny County Historical Museum Lakin Kearny Southwest Open air website, complex includes museum building and annex, the White House, the schoolhouse, depot and a metal building to house farm equipment
Keystone Gallery Oakley Logan Northwest Natural history website, art gallery and fossil museum
Kingman County Historical Museum Kingman Kingman South Central Local history website, operated by the Kingman County Historical Society[41]
Kiowa County Historical Museum & Soda Fountain Greensburg Kiowa South Central Local history website, located in the Kiowa County Commons Building, operated by the Kiowa County Historical Society, features a soda fountain display
Koester House Museum Marysville Marshall Northeast Historic house website, 1876 house decorated with items all belonging to the members of the family that lived there, operated by the Marshall County Historical Society
La Cygne Historical Society Museum La Cygne Linn East-Central Local history website
Lawrence Arts Center Lawrence Douglas Northeast Art Visual and performing arts center
Lane County Historical Museum Dighton Lame Southwest Local history website, operated by the Lane County Historical Society
Lanesfield School Historic Site Edgerton Johnson Northeast Education website, history of rural education in Kansas and Johnson County
Lane University & Territorial Capital Museum Lecompton Douglas Northeast History Kansas history before the Civil War
Lansing Historical Museum Lansing Leavenworth Northeast Local history website, local and railroad history, history of the Lansing Correctional Facility
Legler Barn Museum Lenexa Johnson Northeast Local history website, operated by the Lenexa Historical Society, complex includes the Legler stone barn with local history exhibits and Lenexa historic depot with local transportation exhibits
Lincoln County, Kansas, Historical Museum Lincoln Lincoln North Central Open air website, operated by the Lincoln County Historical Society, includes Kyne House Museum, a one-room school and early businesses, such as a newspaper office, funeral home, general store
Linn County Museum Pleasanton Linn East-Central Local history Operated by the Linn County Historical Society[42][43]
Logan Area Historical Museum Logan Phillips Northwest Local history Operated by the Logan Area Historical Society[44][45]
Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology Wichita Sedgwick South Central Anthropology Part of Wichita State University, cultural items from around the world and archaeological objects predominantly from the American Midwest and Southwest
Lyon County History Center Emporia Lyon East-Central Local history website
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site Olathe Johnson Northeast Historic house Mid 19th century stage coach stop and farm
Major General Frederick Funston Home Iola Allen Southeast Biographical website, operated by the Allen County Historical Society, Victorian home of Frederick Funston
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art Manhattan Riley Northeast Art Part of Kansas State University, emphasizes the art of Kansas and the surrounding region
Marion City Museum Marion Marion South Central Local history website
Marshall County Courthouse Museum Marysville Marshall Northeast Local history website, operated by the Marshall County Historical Society
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum Chanute Neosho Southeast Biographical Life and travels of adventurers Martin and Osa Johnson
Marysville Doll Museum Marysville Marshall Northeast Doll [46]
McPherson Museum McPherson McPherson South Central Local history History and cultural heritage of the McPherson community, geology, paleontology, pioneer history, fine art, Native American history
McPherson County Old Mill Museum Lindsborg McPherson South Central Open air Includes 1898 Smoky Valley Roller Mill, 1904 World's Fair Swedish Pavilion and other buildings with local history exhibits
Meade County Historical Museum Meade Meade Southwest Local history website, operated by the Meade County Historical Society
Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum Medicine Lodge Barber South Central History website, includes reproduction frontier fort, museum, Smith Log Cabin, Old Courthouse Jail, admission to the Carrie Nation House
Mem-Erie Museum Erie Neosho Southeast Local history Operated by the Neosho County Historical Society[47]
Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum Goessel Marion South Central Open air website, late 19th century Russian Mennonite pioneer buildings and history, artifacts about the progression of mechanization in farming from the 1800s to the mid 1960s
Mennonite Settlement Museum Hillsboro Marion South Central Historic house website, includes 1876 Peter Paul Loewen House (a Russian Mennonite clay brick house),[48] and reproduction 1876 Friesen Dutch Windmill
Miami County Historical Museum Paola Miami East-Central Local history website, also known as Swan River Museum, housed in three 19th century buildings
Mid-America Air Museum Liberal Seward Southwest Aviation Features over 100 aircraft
Mid-America All-Indian Center Wichita Sedgwick South Central Native American Art and culture of American Indians of the United States
Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site Pleasanton Linn East-Central Military Civil War exhibits
Miners Hall Museum Franklin Crawford Southeast Mining website, area coal mining, located within the Franklin Community Center & Heritage Museum
Mitchell County Museum Beloit Mitchell North Central Local history Facebook site, operated by the Mitchell County Historical Society
W.H. Morgan House Peabody Marion South Central Historic house 1881 two-story cottage, operated by the Peabody Historical Society
Morton County Historical Society Museum Elkhart Morton Southwest Local history website, exhibits on pioneer life on the Santa Fe Trail
Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art Hays Ellis Northwest Art website, part of Fort Hays State University in Rarick Hall
Mound City Historic Park Mound City Linn East-Central Open air website, operated by the Mound City Historical Society, includes school, depot, barn, windmill, log cabin, historic house
Mound Valley Historical Museum Mound Valley Labette Southeast Local history [49]
Moundridge Depot Museum Moundridge McPherson South Central Railroad website, restored 1880s depot, open by appointment, operated by the Moundridge Historical Association
Mueller-Schmidt House Museum Dodge City Ford Southwest Historic house Operated by the Ford County Historical Society, 1880s house[50][51]
Mulvane Art Museum Topeka Shawnee Topeka metro Art website, part of Washburn University, collection features 4,000 pieces of fine art including paintings, prints, sculptures and decorative art
Mulvane Historical Museum Mulvane Sedgwick South Central Local history website, operated by the Mulvane Historical Society in a historic Santa Fe Railroad depot
Museum at Prairiefire Overland Park Johnson Northeast Natural history Natural history of Kansas, included dinosaurs, traveling exhibitions from the American Museum of Natural History
Museum of Crawford County Girard Crawford Southeast Local history [52][53]
Museum of the Kansas National Guard Topeka Shawnee Topeka metro Military website, history of the Kansas National Guard
Museum of World Treasures Wichita Sedgwick South Central Multiple Includes exhibits on fossils, ancient Egypt, American military history, American Presidents and European royalty, frontier and Old West history and more
Museum of the Great Plains Leoti Wichita Southwest Local history website, operated by the Wichita County Historical Society
National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame Bonner Springs Wyandotte Northeast Agriculture Includes museum of farming, gallery with rural art and artifacts, National Poultry Museum, 1890s period house, recreated rural village
National Glass Museum Wellington Sumner South Central Glass website, museum of American-made glass with an emphasis on the Depression era, operated by the National Depression Glass Association
National Fred Harvey Museum Leavenworth Leavenworth Northeast Historic house website, planned museum, operated by the Leavenworth Historical Museum Association
National Orphan Train Complex Concordia Cloud North Central History Story of the Orphan Train Movement from 1854-1929
Nehama County Historical Museum Seneca Nemaha Northeast Local history website, operated by the Nehama County Historical Society, housed in a former jail and sheriff's residence, also nearby Masonic building with military exhibits
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art Overland Park Johnson Northeast Art Part of Johnson County Community College, features works of international, national and regional artists
Ness County Historical Museum Ness City Ness Southwest Local history Includes the museum, Oil and Agriculture Museum, Ness City's first schoolhouse and local artifacts[54][55]
Nicodemus National Historic Site Nicodemus Grant Southwest African American Only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the American Civil War
Norton County Historical Museum Norton Norton Northwest Local history Operated by the Norton County Historical Society[56][57]
Oil Patch Museum Russell Russell Northwest Industry website, operated by the Russell County Historical Society, local oil discovery and production
Old Castle Museum Baldwin City Douglas Northeast Local history Part of Baker University, artifacts from early Kansas, Methodist, and Baker history, Kibbee cabin
Old Cowtown Museum Wichita Sedgwick South Central Living 1870s mid-western cattle town
Old Depot Museum Ottawa Franklin East-Central Local history Operated by the Franklin County Historical Society, history of local Native Americans, local industries, railroads, recreations of historical rooms
Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site Topeka Shawnee Topeka metro Open air Complex with a Victorian home, log cabin, turn-of-the-20th-century town and a 2.5-acre (10,000 m2) botanical garden
Osage County Museum Lyndon Osage Topeka metro Local history website, operated by the Osage County Historical Society
Osawatomie History Museum Osawatomie Miami East-Central Local history website
Osborne County Historical Museum Osborne Osborne Northwest Local history Local artifacts and a school[58]
Oswego Historical Museum Oswego Labette Southeast Local history website, period displays, log cabin nearby, operated by the Oswego Historical Society
Ottawa County Historical Museum Minneapolis Ottawa North Central Local history website[59]
Oz Museum Wamego Pottawatomie Northeast Media website, Oz memorabilia
Palmer Museum Jewell Jewell North Central Local history Oen by appointment, history of the community and small-town newspapers, features historic printing equipment[60]
Paradise Doll Hospital & Museum Towanda Butler South Central Doll [61]
Parker Museum Parker Linn East-Central Local history website, operated by the Parker Community Historical Society
Parsons Historical Museum Parsons Labette Southeast Local history website, operated by the Parsons Historical Society[62]
Paul Boyer Museum of Animated Carvings Belleville Republic North Central Art Animated folk art carvings
Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site Republic Republic North Central Native American Archaeological remains and exhibits of an 1820s Pawnee village
Peabody Historical Library Museum Peabody Marion South Central Local history Operated by the Peabody Historical Society
Peabody Printing Museum Peabody Marion South Central Technology Collection of hot type equipment dating from 1870-1920[63]
Pioneer-Krier Museum Ashland Clark Southwest Local history website, operated by the Clark County Historical Society
Pony Express Barn Marysville Marshall Northeast Transportation website, operated by the Marshall County Historical Society, barn used as Home Station No. 1 on the Pony Express route
Pony Express Museum Seneca Nemaha Northeast Local history Includes saloon, blacksmith shop, schoolroom, stables, kitchen with many items from the historic Smith Hotel, a parlor and bedroom typical of the hotel[64]
Post Rock Scout Museum Lincoln Lincoln North Central Scouting website, historical artifacts of scouting organizations, open by appointment
Prairie Museum of Art and History Colby Thomas Northwest Multiple website, operated by the Thomas County Historical Society, collections of toys & dolls, glass, ceramics, clothing, furnishings; barn with agriculture machinery & displays, sod house, church, 1930s farmstead, one room school
Pratt County Historical Museum Pratt Pratt South Central Local history website
Quayle Bible Collection Baldwin City Douglas Northeast Literary website, part of Baker University in the Collins Library
Rawlins County Museum Atwood Rawlins Northwest Local history Operated by the Rawlins County Historical Society, includes re-creations of a beauty parlor, post office, doctor's office, dentist's office and a school room[65]
Red Barn Studio Museum Lindsborg McPherson South Central Art website, working studio of professional artist and craftsman Lester Raymer (1907-1991), operated by the Raymer Society for the Arts
Republic County Historical Society Museum Belleville Republic North Central Local history website
Reno County Museum Hutchinson Reno South Central Local history website
Richmond Community Museum Richmond Franklin East-Central Kansas Local history Facebook site
Riley County Historical Museum Manhattan Riley Northeast Local history website, operated by the Riley County Historical Society, includes the Hartford House
Rock Creek Valley Historical Society Museum Westmoreland Pottawatomie Northeast Open air website, includes main museum, a two-story log cabin, historic stone church, an annex for large machinery and equipment
Roebke Memorial Museum Holton Jackson Topeka metro Local history website, operated by the Jackson County Historical Society, 1876 house with local history and cultural displays
Roniger Memorial Museum Cottonwood Falls Chase Southeast Native American Native American artifacts and local history items[66]
Rush County Historical Society LaCrosse Rush South Central Multiple website, complex includes Post Rock Museum with displays of pioneer history, Rush County Historical Museum in a former depot, and Nekoma Bank Museum with bank displays
Salina Art Center Salina Saline North Central Art website
Salter House Museum Argonia Sumner South Central Historic house Open by appointment by the Argonia and Western Sumner County Historical Society, 1880s period house[67]
Santa Fe Trail Center Larned Pawnee Southwest Open air website, local history and history of the Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail Museum Ingalls Gray Southwest Local history [68]
Scandia Museum Scandia Republic North Central Local history information
Shafer Gallery Great Bend Barton South Central Art website, officially known as the L. E. "Gus" and Eva Shafer Memorial Art Gallery, part of Barton Community College
Shaffer House Museum and Art Center Moline Elk Southeast Local history
Schuyler Museum Burlingame Osage Topeka metro Local history information, operated by the Burlingame Historical Preservation Society in the former Schuyler Grade School
Schmidt Museum of Natural History Emporia Lyon East-Central Natural history website, part of Emporia State University
Seelye Mansion Abilene Dickinson North Central Historic house website, 1905 25-room mansion, includes Patent Medicine Museum
Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site Fairway Johnson Northeast History Mission history and period rooms
Shawnee Town Shawnee Johnson Northeast Open air website, small town rural life from the 1920s
Sheridan County Historical Society & Mickey's Museum Hoxie Sheridan Northwest Local history https://www.facebook.com/SCHSMMKS/ Facebook site][69]
Smoky Hill Museum Salina Saline North Central Local history website
Souders Historical Museum Cheney Sedgwick Open air Open by appointment, late 1880s and early 20th century small town buildings
Spencer Museum of Art Lawrence Douglas Northeast Art Part of University of Kansas
Stafford County Museum Stafford Strafford South Central Local history website, operated by the Stafford County Historical & Genealogical Society
Stanton County Museum Johnson Stanton Southwest Open air Facebook site, includes train depot, jail, caboose, grain elevator, general store, 1935 WPA building, historic houses[70]
Stauth Memorial Museum Montezuma Gray Southwest Cultural website, handicrafts and arts from around the world, displays about history, art, science
Sternberg Museum of Natural History Hays Ellis Northwest Natural history Part of Fort Hays State University, includes dinosaurs, fossils, prehistoric animals, giant sea-swimming lizards and fish
Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Hugoton Stevens Southwest Open air website, complex includes museum of local history artifacts, train depot, 1887 school house, 1887 home, grocery store and barber shop, jail, 1905 church, Professional Building with tribute to Hugoton's past judges and lawyers and the Agricultural Building with displays of farm equipment & implements
Strang Carriage House Overland Park Johnson Northeast Local history Serves as home to the Overland Park Historical Society and showcases a collection of items from the early history of Overland Park and the surrounding area.[71]
Strataca Hutchinson Reno South Central Mining Underground rock salt mine and museum, also known as Kansas Underground Salt Museum
Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center Kansas City Wyandotte Northwest Cultural website, permanent exhibits for the countries of Croatia, the Ukraine, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Russia
They Also Ran Gallery Norton Norton Northwest History website, photographs and information about defeated candidates for the U.S. Presidency
Topeka Computing Museum Topeka Shawnee Topeka metro Technology website, displays of historic personal computers and electronic game systems
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society and Museum Tonganoxie Leavenworth Open air website includes the museum of local history housed in the milk parlor, the Fairchild/Knox Dairy barn, Honey Valley School, Reno Methodist Church and fire house
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Topeka Shawnee Topeka metro Art Includes the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery
Towanda Area Historical Museum Towanda Butler South Central Local history Operated by the Towanda Historical Society
Trading Post Museum Pleasanton Linn East-Central Local history [72][73]
Trego County Museum WaKeeney Trego Northwest Local history website, operated by the Trego County Historical Society
Ulrich Museum of Art Wichita Sedgwick South Central Art website, part of Wichita State University, modern and contemporary art, features 76-piece Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection
University of Kansas Natural History Museum Lawrence Douglas Northeast Natural history Part of University of Kansas, also known as Dyche Museum of Natural History
Valley Center Historical Museum Valley Center Sedgwick South Central Local history website, operated by the Valley Center Historical and Cultural Society
Valley Falls Historical Society Museum Valley Falls Jefferson Topeka metro Local history website
Wabaunsee County Historical Museum Alma Wabaunsee Topeka metro History website, operated by the Wabaunsee County Historical Society
Wakefield Museum Wakefield Clay North Central Local history website
Waller-Coolbaugh 20th Century House Stockton Rooks Northwest Historic house 1905 High Classical Revival residence[74]
Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum Ellis Ellis Northwest Biographical website, information
Wamego Historical Museum Wamego Pottawatomie Northeast Open air website, includes Old Dutch Mill and museum complex with a local history museum, prairie town village including a one-room school house, rock jail and log cabin; operated by the Wamego Historical Society
Warkentin House Newton Harvey South Central Historic house 1880s Victorian mansion
Washington County Museum Washington Washington Northeast Local history Operated by the Washington County Historical & Genealogical Society[75]
Watkins Community Museum of History Lawrence Douglas Northeast Local history website, operated by the Douglas County Historical Society
Wichita Art Museum Wichita Sedgwick South Central Art Works by American painters, potters, sculptors and textile weavers
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Wichita Sedgwick South Central Local history
Wilcox Classical Museum Lawrence Douglas Northeast Art website, part of University of Kansas, plaster casts of Greek and Roman Sculpture and Greek and Roman antiquities
William Allen White House State Historic Site Emporia Lyon East-Central Biographical Home of newspaperman and author William Allen White, also known as Red Rocks State Historic Site
William F. Schaeffler House Hillsboro Marion South Central Historic house website, early 20th century Edwardian home
William J. Marra Museum of Deaf History & Deaf Culture Olathe Johnson Northeast Education information & photos, history of the Kansas State School For the Deaf and deaf culture
Wilson County Historical Museum Fredonia Wilson Southeast Local history Operated by the Wilson County Historical Society[76]
Wilson Czech Opera House & Museum Wilson Ellsworth North Central Local history Czech immigrant heritage artifacts[77]
Wolf House Manhattan Riley Northeast Local history website, operated by the Riley County Historical Society, 1880s period home
Wonderscope Shawnee Johnson Northeast Children's website
Woodson County Historical Museum Yates Center Woodson Southeast Local history [78][79]
World War II History Center El Dorado Butler South Central History website, includes information about the entire war on the European, Pacific and Home Fronts
Wyandotte County Historical Museum Bonner Springs Wyandotte Northeast Local history website, information and photos
Yesterday House Museum Sylvan Grove Lincoln North Central Local history website, operated by the Sylvan Grove Historical Society
Yesteryear Museum Salina Saline North Central Agriculture website, agriculture, cultural displays depicting early rural life in 1900s, also known as Central Kansas Flywheels Museum
Yost Art Gallery Highland Doniphan Northeast Art website, part of Highland Community College

Defunct Museums

See also

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