Establishment Dates of Museums

1506 – Vatican Museums established

1523 – Venice National Archaeological Museum established

1581 – Uffizi Gallery (Florence) established

1596 – Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa established

1660 – Royal Armouries Museum (Leeds) established

1671 – Amerbach Museum opens to the public

1683 – Ashmolean Museum (Oxford) established

1693 – Martin Luther’s Birth House opened

1694 – Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archéologie de Besançon set up

1709 – Central Naval Museum mentioned ?

1715 – Dresden Porcelain Collection founded

1717 – Kunstkamera founded

1720 – Collection of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs (Dresden) founded

1723 – Grünes Gewölbe founded

1724 – Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon founded

1734 – Capitoline Museums established

1750 – Musée du Luxembourg established

1750 – Gallerie dell’Accademia established

1753 – British Museum (London) established

1754 – Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum founded

1757 – Museo di Capodimonte

1764 – State Hermitage Museum (Russia) established

1773 – Charleston Museum established

1773 – Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation’s collection originates

1777 – National Archaeological Museum (Naples) established

1778 – National Museum of Indonesia established

1779 – Fridericianum built

1780 – Museo del Seminario inaugurated

1781 – Belvedere Palace opened to the public

1784 – Galleria dell’Accademia established

1786 – Peale Museum

1786 – Marischal Museum founded

1787 – Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon established

1787 – Kunsthaus Zürich founded

1791 – Zoological Museum of Moscow University established

1791 – Albany Institute of History & Art founded

1792 – Nationalmuseum established

1793 – Museum of Fine Arts of Nancy established

1793 – Louvre Museum (Paris) established

1794 – Musée des Arts et Métiers established

1794 – Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes established

1794 – Museum of Fine Arts (Reims) collection established

1795 – Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours established

1796 – Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti di Bergamo ?

1796 – Kendal Museum established

1796 – Muséum de Toulouse founded

1796 – Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna collection established

1797 – Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans established

1798 – Museum of Grenoble established

1799 – Hunterian Museum (London) established

1800 – Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) established

1801 – Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen established

1801 – Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen founded

1801 – Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes established

1801 – Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux established

1801 – Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes opened

1801 – Musée des Augustins established

1801 – Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon established

1801 – Oldmasters Museum founded

1802 – Hungarian National Museum founded

1802 – Musée de Picardie founded

1805 – Museum of King John III’s Palace at Wilanów established

1805 – Brighton Museum & Art Gallery established

1809 – Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille established

1810 – Natural History Museum (Berlin) established

1810 – Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp established

1811 – Foundation Calvet founded

1811 – Museum of Natural History (Görlitz) established

1811 – Universalmuseum Joanne established

1811 – Zoological Museum of Naples founded

1812 – Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Argentine Museum established

1812 – Egyptian Hall (London) built

1814 – Indian Museum (Kolkata) established

1816 – Fitzwilliam Museum established

1817 – Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva opened

1817 – Dulwich Picture Gallery opened

1817 – Brukenthal National Museum (Sibiu) opened to the public

1817 – National Archaeological Museum of Cividale del Friuli founded

1817 – Städel Museum (Germany) founded

1818 – The Rotunda (New York City) established

1818 – National Museum (Rio de Janeiro) established

1818 – National Museum of Brazil founded

1818 – Royal Cornwall Museum established

1818 – Museo del Prado (Madrid) established

1818 – Akademisches Kunstmuseum (Germany) founded

1818 – Asiatic Museum (Saint Petersburg) founded

1819 – Halle State Museum of Prehistory established

1819 – Leeds City Museum established

1819 – Museum and Institute of Zoology (Poland) established

1819 – Swedish Museum of Natural History established

1820 – Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie founded

1820 – Royal Artillery Museum (London) established

1821 – The Secret Museum established

1821 – National Museum of Slovenia established

1821 – Slovenian Museum of Natural History founded

1821 – Museum of Fine Arts (Dole) founded

1821 – Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes founded

1822 – National Portrait Gallery (Sweden) founded

1822 – Mauritshuis (Netherlands) established

1823 – Colombian National Museum established

1823 – Tyrolean State Museum

1823 – Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery established

1823 – Manchester Art Gallery established

1824 – Franklin Institute founded

1824 – Pilgrim Hall Museum opened

1824 – National Gallery (Central London) established

1825 – University Museum of Bergen founded

1825 – Odessa Archeological Museum founded

1825 – Iziko South African Museum established

1825 – Musée Fabre founded

1826 – Musée Rath founded

1826 – National Museum of the Archaeology, Anthropology, and History of Peru

1827 – Australian Museum established

1827 – Niagara Falls Museum established

1827 – London Colosseum built

1828 – Archaeological Museum of Aegina founded

1828 – Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy established

1828 – Civic Museum Bassano del Grappa founded

1829 – National Archaeological Museum

1829 – Frankfurter Kunstverein founded

1829 – Smithsonian American Art Museum established

1829 – Rotunda Museum (North Yorkshire) established

1830 – Altes Museum (Berlin) construction completed

1830 – Museo Correr (Italy) established

1830 – Gemäldegalerie (Berlin) established

1830 – Glyptothek (Munich) opened

1830 – Museum of Science (Boston) established

1830 – Chilean National Museum of Natural History founded

1830 – Yorkshire Museum opened

1831 – Museum of Prints and Drawings founded

1831 – Alabama Museum of Natural History founded

1831 – Rumyantsev Museum (Moscow) opened

1832 – Natural History Museum of Bern established

1832 – Sabauda Gallery established

1832 – Yale University Art Gallery established

1833 – Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum established

1833 – Soares dos Reis National Museum established

1833? – Museo Egizio (Turin) established

1833 – Palace of Versailles Museum began

1834 – Salzburg Museum established

1835 – Musée Dupuytren established

1835 – Museum of Practical Geology started

1835 – Museum of Cádiz established

1835 – Wisbech & Fenland Museum founded

1835 – Musée Thomas-Henry started

1836 – Dover Museum founded

1836 – New York State Museum established

1836 – State Museum for Nature and Man (Germany)

1836 – Alte Pinokothek (Munich) established

1836 – Archaeological Museum in Zagreb established

1837 – Sir John Soane’s Museum established

1837 – National Museum of Ethnology (Netherlands) established

1838 – Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano founded

1838 – Centraal Museum founded

1839 – Museum of Fine Arts of Seville founded

1839 – Museums of Metz founded

1839 – Musée Antoine Vivenel founded

1840 – Museum of Cultures (Basel) established

1840 – Oriental Coin Cabinet Jena founded

1840 – Goya Museum established

1841 – Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts created

1841 – Montrose Museum established

1841 – Boston Museum and Gallery of Fine Arts established

1841 – Barnum’s American Museum began ?

1842 – National Gallery (Norway) established

1842 – Dorfrechts Museum founded

1842 – Museo Nacional de Escultura (Valladolid) founded

1843 – Musée de Cluny established

1843 – Staatsgalerie Stuttgart opened

1843 – Elgin Museum (Moray) opened

1843 – King George III Museum established

1843 – Naval Museum of Madrid established

1844 – Historical Museum of Serbia established

1844 – Lateran Museum established

1844 – Museum of Fine Arts of Córdoba founded

1844 – Royal West of England Academy established

1844 – Wadsworth Atheneum established

1844 – Roemer Museum founded

1845 – Latvian Museum of Natural History founded

1845 – Aivazovsky National Art Gallery established

1846 – Civico Museo di Storia Naturale di Trieste

1846 – Croatian Natural History Museum established

1846 – Dorset County Museum established

1846 – Grenoble Archaeological Museum established

1846 – Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens established

1846 – Museum of Natural Sciences established

1846 – Natural History Museum of Nice established

1846 – Staatliche Kunsthalle opened

1846 – Ipswich Museum founded

1847 – Chinese Museum (Boston) opened ?

1847 – Museum of Vojvodina established

1846 – Smithsonian Institution (Washington)

1848 – Thorvaldsens Museum founded

1848 – Museum der bildenden Künste established

1849 – National Museum of Singapore origins

1847 – Halle Gate (Brussels) became a museum

1850 – Salford Museum and Art Gallery opened

1850 – Archaeological Museum of Kraków established

1851 – Bernhard Museum Complex built

1851 – Government Museum (Chennai) established

1851 – Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo established

1851 – World Museum (England) established

1852 – Victoria and Albert Museum founded

1852 – James Mitchell Geology Museum established

1852 – Germanisches Nationalmuseum established

1852 – Bijbels Museum founded

1853 – Kolumba founded

1853 – Royal Norwegian Navy Museum established

1854 – Drents Museum established

1854 – Grand Rapids Public Museum established

1854 – Museum of Irish Industry founded

1854 – Museum of London Antiquities itemized

1854 – National Museum of Natural History (Luxembourg) established

1854 – Musée Ingres established

1854 – Pio Cristiano Museum founded

1855 – New Royal Museum opened

1855 – Napier Museum established

1855 – Museum of Antiquities (Vilnius) established

1855 – Great Lakes Quilt Center Museum ?

1855 – Neues Museum (Berlin) established

1855 – Bavarian National Museum established

1855 – Albany Museum (South Africa) established

1855 – Dockyard Museum established

1855 – Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum establilshed

1855 – Appleton Cabinet built

1856 – Canadian Museum of History established

1856 – Tretyakov Gallery established

1856 – Chicago History Museum established

1856 – Natural History Museum (Ireland) established

1856 – National Portrait Gallery (London) established

1857 – Science Museum (London) established

1857 – vorarlberg museum established

1857 – Museum of Fine Arts and Lace of Alençon established

1857 – National Museum (Poznań) established

1858 – Egyptian Museum (Cairo) established

1858 – Harvard University Botanical Museum founded

1858 – Illinois Museum of Natural History founded

1858 – Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery established

1859 – Stralsund Museum of Cultural History established

1859 – Museum of Comparative Zoology founded

1859 – National Museum of Transylvanian History founded

1859 – ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum established

1859 – Torlonia Museum established

1860 – Nicholson Museum (Australia)

1860 – Oxford University Museum of Natural History founded

1860 – Montreal Museum of Fine Arts established

1860 – William Brown Library and Museum established

1860 – Museum of Gloucester opened

1860 – Salisbury Museum established

1860 – Zachęta established

1861 – Buffalo Museum of Science established

1861 – Museum Godeffroy established

1861 – Murano Glass Museum established

1861 – National Gallery of Victoria established

1861 – Alte Nationalgalerie established

1861 – African Museum of Lyon created

1861 – National Gallery of Victoria (Australia) established

1861 – Wallraf-Richartz Museum opened

1862 – National Museum (Warsaw) established

1862 – Frans Hals Museum established

1862 – Landesmuseum Württemberg founded

1862 – National Archaeological Museum (France) established

1862 – National Museum of Health and Medicine established

1862 – New Haven Museum established

1862 – Queensland Museum established

1862 – Raahe Museum established

1862 – University of Copenhagen Zoological Museum established

1863 – National Archaeological Museum of the Marche region established

1863 – Guayaquil Municipal Museum origins

1863 – National Museum of Iceland established

1863 – Museum Fodor established

1863 – Aalborg Historical Museum established

1864 – Tropenmuseum established

1864 – Lloyd Library and Museum started

1864 – Trondheim Kunstmuseum established

1864 – National Gallery of Ireland established

1864 – Museum of Textiles (Lyon) established

1864 – Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center established

1865 – Museo Archeologico Ostiense built

1865 – Bargello opened as a National Museum

1865 – Curtis Museum founded

1865 – Old Acropolis Museum established

1865 – Government Museum (Bangalore)

1865 – Lahore Museum established

1865 – Caucasian Museum ? converted into Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia

1866 – Peabody Museum of Natural History established

1866 – American Civil War Museum established

1866 – Swedish History Museum founded

1866 – Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology founded

1866 – National Museum of Scotland inaugurated

1866 – Regional Archeological Museum Antonio Salinas converted to a museum?

1867 – National Archaeological Museum (Madrid) established

1867 – Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova founded

1867 – Manchester Museum established

1868 – Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin founded

1868 – Otago Museum established

1868 – Royal Albert Memorial Museum established

1868 – Musée Réattu established

1868 – Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History established

1868 – Bratislava City Museum established

1868 – Museum of Science and Industry in Kraków

1868 – Musée Crozatier established

1868 – Galatasaray Museum established

1868 – Archaeological Museum of the American University of Beirut

1868 – Museum Five Continents founded

1869 – Latvian Museum of National History established

1869 – American Museum of National History established

1869 – Leipzig Museum of Ethnography

1869 – Corcoran Gallery of Art founded

1869 – Museo Nazionale di San Marco established

1870 – Polish Museum (Rapperswil) established

1870 – Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) established

1870 – National Archaeological Museum (Florence) inaugurated

1870 – Smith College Museum of Art established

1870 – Canterbury Museum established

1871 – Kunsthistorisches Museum established

1871 – Kentucky Science Center established

1871 – National Museum of Nature and Science opened

1871 – Paisley Museum and Art Galleries established

1871 – University of Nebraska State Museum founded

1871 – UST Museum of Arts and Sciences

1871 – Crockert Art Museum built

1872 – Natural History Museum (Vienna) established

1872 – Tokyo National Museum established

1872 – V&A Museum of Childhood established

1872 – Polytechnic Museum established

1872 – Tromsø University Museum established

1872 – State Historical Museum established

1872 – Museum of Banat founded

1872 – East Slovak Museum established

1872 – A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications established

1872 – Revoltella Museum founded

1873 – Cape Ann Museum founded

1873 – Wiltshire Museum established

1873 – Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar established

1873 – Colorado School of Mine Geology Museum established

1873 – Keswick Museum and Art Gallery established

1873 – Ethnological Museum of Berlin established

1874 – Bangkok National Museum established

1874 – Booth Museum of Natural History established

1874 – Clockmakers’ Museum established

1874 – Crime Museum established

1874 – Government Museum (Mathura) established

1874 – Museum De Lakenhal

1874 – Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum established

1874 – Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam established

1874 – Groninger Museum established

1874 – Bärkisches Museum established

1874 – Art Gallery of New South Wales established

1874 – Hereford Museum and Art Gallery established

1874 – Leipzig Museum of Applied Arts established

1874 – Museum für Kunst and Gewerbe Hamburg founded

1874 – Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München established

1875 – Museo Nacional de Antopología (Madrid) established

1875 – Carthage National Museum established

1875 – Christian Museum (Hungary) established

1875 – Dresen Museum of Ethnology established

1875 – Eton College Natural History Museum opened

1876 – Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography (Rome) established

1876 – McLean Museum and Art Gallery established

1876 – Museum of Ethnology (Vienna) established

1876 – Augusteum (Oldenburg) opened

1876 – Michael C. Carlos Museum established

1876 – Mount Holyoke College Art Museum established

1876 – Musée Jean de La Fontaine established

1876 – Norwegian Museum of Decorative Arts and Design established

1876 – Albert Hall Museum founded

1876 – Philadelphia Museum of Art established

1876 – Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography established

1877 – Vesterheim Museum was founded

1877 – Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier established

1877 – Stavanger Museum established

1877 – Plantin-Moretus Museum opened to the public

1877 – National Museum (Bloemfontein) established

1877 – National Museum of Colombo established

1877 – Museum of Slavonia established

1877 – Kutch Museum (India) established

1877 – Illinois State Museum established

1877 – Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum founded

1877 – Walker Art Gallery established

1877 – Manchester Art Museum established

1877 – New Gallery (Kassel) established

1877 – Rhode Island School of Design Museum established

1877 – National Museum of Ireland established

1877 – Musical Instrument Museum (Brussels) established

1878 – Sforza Castle Pinacoteca inaugurated

1878 – Stieglitz Museum of Applied Arts began by donation

1878 – National Gallery (Athens) established

1878 – Museum of Design (Zürich) established

1878 – Tenby Museum and Art Gallery established

1878 – Museum of the Risorgimento (Turin) established

1878 – Military Museum (Belgrade) established

1878 – Historical Museum (Frankfurt) established

1878 – Kurpfälzisches Museum established

1878 – Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria established

1878 – Fonds national d’art contemporain established

1878 – Columbus Museum of Art established

1878 – Czartoryski Museum established

1878 – Musée d’Ethnographie du Trocadéro founded

1879 – National History Museum of Jamaica established

1879 – Museo Canario established

1879 – Stewartry Museum founded

1879 – Art Institute of Chicago established

1879 – Hiroshima City Ebayama Museum of Meteorology established

1879 – Guimet Museum established

1879 – Museo dell’Opera del Duomo (Siena) established

1879 – Saint Louis Art Museum founded

1879 – Museum of Fine Arts Bern established

1879 – Sukiennice Museum founded

1879 – Walker Art Center began

1879 – Archaeological Museum of Granada established

1879 – Derby Museum and Art Gallery established

1879 – Museum am Rothenbaum established

1879 – National Museum (Kraków) established

1880s – D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum established

1880 – Canadian War Museum established

1880 – Merrick Art Gallery founded

1880 – Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts established

1880 – Museum of Arts and Crafts (Zagreb) established

1880 – Musëe Carnavalet established

1880 – Lapworth Museum of Geology established

1880 – Flehite founded

1881 – Buckhorn Saloon & Museum (San Antonio) established

1881 – Staten Island Museum established

1881 – Kalamazoo Valley Museum established

1881 – Fries Scheepvaart Museum opened

1881 – Cincinnati Art Museum established

1881 – Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum founded

1881 – Natural History Museum (London) opened to the public

1881 – Art Gallery of South Australia established

1881 – Archaeological Civic Museum of Bologna founded

1882 – Portland Museum of Art founded

1882 – Princeton University Art Museum founded

1882 – Staatliches Museum Schwerin established

1882 – York Art Gallery established

1882 – Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek established

1882 – Redpath Museum established

1882 – Musée national des Monuments Français opened

1882 – Milwaukee Art Museum established

1882 – Holburne Museum established

1882 – National Historical Museum (Athens) established

1882 – Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization founded

1882 – Milwaukee Public Museum established

1882 – Musée Grévin founded

1882 – Domvs Romana established

1882 – Cyprus Museum established

1882 – Musée Georges-Garret founded

1882 – Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia established

1883 – Minneapolis Institute of Art established

1883 – Indianapolis Museum of Art established

1883 – Detroit Institute of Arts established

1883 – Wereldmuseum founded

1883 – Saratoga Springs History Museum founded

1883 – Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte founded

1883 – Reading Museum established

1883 – Heraklion Archaeological Museum established

1883 – Dudley Museum and Art Gallery established

1884 – Musée Ariana established

1884 – Galleria Estense established

1884 – Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters opened

1884 – National Museum of Ancient Art established

1884 – Wolverhampton Art Gallery established

1884 – Pitt Rivers Museum established

1884 – Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum established

1884 – Dunedin Public Art Gallery founded

1884 – Bonnefantenmuseum established

1884 – Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer established

1884 – Art Gallery of Ballarat established

1884 – German Museum of Books and Writing founded

1884 – Great North Museum: Hancock established

1884 – Les Arts Décoratifs formed

1884 – Aberdeen Art Gallery founded

1884 – Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (University of Cambridge)

1885 – National Museum of Ravenna established

1885 – Radishchev Art Museum opened

1885 – Funen’s Art Museum founded

1885 – Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery opened

1885 – Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery founded

1885 – Bavarian State Archaeological Collection

1885 – Epigraphical Museum established

1885 – Goethe-Nationalmuseum founded

1885 – Grosvenor Museum founded

1886 – Telfair Museums (Georgia) opened

1886 – Royal British Columbia Museum founded

1886 – Musée Valentin Haüy established

1886 – Museum of Danube Komarno opened

1886 – Museum of Anthropology (University of Athens) founded

1887 – Overseas Museum (Bremen) established

1887 – Bapu Museum (Vijayawada) created

1887 – Bankfield Museum established

1887 – Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

1887 – Museum of the City of Brussels

1887 – Ore Mountain Museum established

1887 – West Norway Museum of Decorative Art established

1887 – Randers Museum of Art founded

1887 – Atheneum established

1887 – Bendigo Art Gallery established

1887 – Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki founded ?

1887 – Albertinum established

1887 – University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology established

1888 – La Plata Museum inaugurated

1888 – Museo Civico Filangieri established

1888 – National Museum of Ethnography established

1888 – Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder established

1888 – Newport Museum established

1888 – National Museum of the Union inaugurated

1888 – National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina established

1888 – Munich Stadtmuseum founded

1888 – Haslemere Educational Museum founded

1888 – Bardo National Museum (Tunis)

1888 – Civil War Museum of Philadelphia established

1888 – Ethnographic Museum Artis established

1888 – Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Cologne)

1888 – Watson Museum established

1888 – Leeds Art Gallery established

1888 – Satakunta Museum established

1889 – Whitworth Art Gallery established

1889 – Archaeological Museum of Syros established

1889 – Imperial Natural History Museum opened

1889 – Harvard Semitic Museum founded

1889 – Archaeological Museum of Elefsis established

1889 – Bishop Museum founded

1889 – Museum August Kestner founded

1889 – Paleontological Municipal Museum established

1889 – National Historical Museum (Argentina) established

1889 – National Museum of Natural History (Bulgaria) founded

1889 – Musée des beaux-arts de Morlaix opened

1889 – Scottish National Portrait Gallery established

1889 – Sarawak State Museum established

1889 – Nara National Museum established

1889 – Museo Provinciale di Torcello established

1889 – National Etruscan Museum established

1889 – National Roman Museum established

1889 – Beethoven House founded

1890 – Mahatma Phule Museum founded

1890 – Radya Pustaka Museum established

1890 – Museum of Zoology of the University of São Paulo established

1890 – Museo do Ipiranga established

1890 – Cabinet des estampes et des dessins founded

1890 – Danish Museum of Art & Design founded

1890 – Stiftsmuseum Maribo building completed

1891 – Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery established

1891 – Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery established

1891 – Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum established

1891 – Confederate Memorial Hall Museum established

1891 – Museum of Copenhagen founded

1891 – Florida Museum of Natural History established

1891 – Clifton Park and Museum established

1891 – Istanbul Archeological Museums established

1891 – Western Australian Museum established

1891 – Fairbank Museum and Planetarium opened

1892 – Bowes Museum founded

1892 – Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth established

1892 – Portland Art Museum established

1892 – McLean County Museum of History established

1892 – Manor House Museum established

1892 – Cliffe Castle Museum established

1892 – Graeco-Roman Museum established

1892 – National Museum and Art Gallery (Trinidad) established

1892 – Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum founded

1892 – Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology created

1892 – University of Arizona Mineral Museum established

1893 – Harris Museum established

1893 – Field Museum of Natural History established

1893 – National Archaeology Museum (Portugal) founded

1893 – Arizona State Museum founded

1893 – Wells and Mendip Museum established

1893 – Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery opened

1893 – Georges Labit Museum founded

1893 – Horsham Museum founded

1893 – Arad Museum Complex established

1893 – Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments founded

1894 – Bowdoin College Museum of Art

1894 – Museo de Arte Moderno (Madrid) set up

1894 – Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts established

1894 – Château Ramezay converted into a museum

1894 – Logan Museum of Anthropology established

1894 – Bakhrushin Museum established

1894 – Basel Historical Museum opened

1894 – The Museum of the Confederacy founded

1894 – Norsk Folkemuseum established

1895 – Brooklyn Museum established

1895 – Philadelphia Commercial Museum established

1895 – de Young Museum established

1895 – Banff Park Museum established

1895 – New Jersey State Museum established

1895 – Museum of Natural History (Belgrade)

1895 – Palais Galliera founded

1895 – State Russian Museum established

1895 – Fogg Museum established

1895 – Queensland Art Gallery established

1895 – Newlyn Art Gallery opened

1895 – Geelong Art Gallery established

1896 – National Museum of Fine Arts (Buenos Aires) established

1896 – Museum Willet-Holthuysen established

1896 – Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History and Planetarium founded

1896 – Northern Ostrobothnia Museum established

1896 – Powell-Cotton Museum started

1896 – Carnegie Museum of Art established

1896 – National Gallery of Denmark established

1896 – Museu Comarcal de Manresa created

1896 – Hall of Art (Budapest) founded

1896 – Carnegie International organized

1896 – Carnegie Museum of Natural History established

1897 – Musée Jenisch established

1897 – Musée Condé established

1897 – Kyoto National Museum established

1897 – Federico Eusebio Civic Museum of Archaeology and Natural Sciences (Alba) founded

1897 – The Open Air Museum established

1897 – Istanbul Naval Museum established

1897 – National Gallery of British Art founded

1897 – Peterborough Museum & Archives established

1897 – Everson Museum of Art founded

1897 – Parrish Art Museum established

1897 – Kyoto National Museum established

1898 – Swiss National Museum established

1898 – Musée Cernuschi founded

1898 – Richmond Art Museum established

1898 – Meffan Institute established

1898 – Worcester Art Museum established

1898 – Archäologisches Museum Hamburg established

1898 – Cape Fear Museum founded

1898 – Oregon Historical Society Museum established

1898 – Royal Museum for Central Africa established

1898 – The Valentine established

1898 – Ca’ Pesaro Museum established

1898 – Dittrick Museum of Medical History established

1898 – Museum of St Albans founded

1898 – Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología established

1899 – Historical Museum of the City of Kraków

1899 – The Wilson opened

1899 – Ottó Herman Museum founded

1899 – Odesa Fine Arts Museum established

1899 – National Art Museum of Ukraine established

1899 – Musée Dobrée founded

1899 – Finemore Art Museum established

1899 – Vorderasiatisches Museum founded

1899 – Vejle Museum of Art founded

1899 – Stockholm Music Museum founded

1899 – Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History founded

1899 – Museum of Ukrainian folk art established

1899 – Beaney House of Art and Knowledge established

1899 – Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture established

1899 – Brooklyn Children’s Museum established

1900 – Suvorov Museum founded

1900 – Musée historique de Haguenau

1900 – Cowper and Newton Museum opened

1900 – Victoria Art Gallery opened

1900 – Museum of Fine Art, Houston

1900 – Art Gallery of Ontario established

1900 – Die Neue Sammlung established

1901 – National Museum of the Philippines formed

1901 – Toledo Museum of Art established

1901 – Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

1901 – Jersey City Museum starts

1901 – Alpineum debuted

1901 – Ruskin Museum established

1901 – Valdres Folkemuseum founded

1901 – Geneva Ethnography Museum established

1901 – Konya Archaeological Museum established

1901 – British Optical Association Museum founded

1901 – Bury Art Museum established

1901 – Ethnographic Museum (Belgrade) established

1901 – Dick Institute

1901 – Horniman Museum established

1901 – Phoebe A. Heart Museum of Anthropology founded

1901 – Musée Bonnat created

1902 – Russian Museum of Ethnography established

1902 – Asahikawa Museum of Sculpture established

1902 – Folkwant Museum founded

1902 – Gass Forest Museum established

1902 – San Telm Museoa established

1902 – Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County

1902 – Bursa Archaeological Museum established

1902 – Archaeological Museum of Epidaurus established

1902 – A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum established

1902 – Press Museum established

1902 – Kunstmuseum Solothurn established

1902 – Kgosi Sechele I Museum founded

1902 – Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology opened

1903 – Museum of Islamic Art (Cairo) established

1903 – Österreichische Galerie Belvedere established

1903 – New Britain Museum of American Art established

1903 – Musée Denys-Peuch founded

1903 – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum established

1903 – Galleria Borghese established

1903 – Belgrade City Museum founded

1903 – Dallad Museum of Art established

1903 – Busch-Reisinger Museum established

1903 – Berkshire Museum established

1903 – Vest-Agder Museum Kristiansand established

1903 – Delphi Archaeological Museum established

1903 – Hertford Museum opened

1903 – Busch-Reisinger Museum established

1903 – New Bedford Whaling Museum established

1904 – Bode Museum (Berlin) construction completed

1904 – West Berkshire Museum established

1904 – Juan B. Ambrosetti Museum of Ethnography established

1904 – Museum Enschedé founded

1904 – Museum der Weltkulturen founded

1904 – Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science established

1904 – Mansfield Museum opened

1904 – Jewish Museum (Manhattan) established

1904 – Egyptian Geological Museum established

1904 – Dorman Museum established

1904 – Archaeological Museum of Delos established

1904 – Sugar Museum (Berlin) established

1904 – Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences opened

1905 – Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo established

1905 – National Museum Cardiff established

1905 – Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris) established

1905 – High Museum of Art established

1905 – Latvian National Museum of Art founded

1905 – Cedar Rapids Museum of Art established

1905 – ASTRA National Museum Complex established

1905 – Lviv National Museum established

1905 – Musée de Die established

1905 – National Coach Museum established

1905 – Musée del’Armèe established

1905 – Museu de la Garrotxa opens to the public

1905 – Rock Island Arsenal Museum established

1905 – Albright-Knox Art Gallery established

1905 – Gibbes Museum of Art established

1906 – Museum of Fine Art (Budapest)

1906 – Cuming Museum opened

1906 – Jewish Museum in Prague established

1906 – Muzeum Archidiecezjalne w Krakowie established

1906 – Musée dauphinois established

1906 – Musée dauphinois established

1906 -Louisiana State Museum established

1906 – Morgan Library & Museum established

1906 – Royal Saskatchewan Museum established

1907 – Limerick City Museum established

1907 – Zagreb City Museum established

1907 – Musée alsacien (Strasbourg) opened

1907 – Southwest Museum of the American Indian opened

1907 – Peshawar Museum established

1907 – Museo Mitre established

1907 – McGregor Museum established

1907 – Dock Museum established

1907 – Dat ole Huus founded

1907 – Lviv National Art Gallery established

1907 – Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba established

1907 – Museo Francesco Borgogna established

1907 – Elisabet Ney Museum established

1908 – Zunfthaus zur Meisen established

1908 – Westminster Abbey Museum established

1908 – Uganda Museum established

1908 – National Palace Museum of Korea established

1908 – National Taiwan Museum established

1908 – Skagens Museum established

1908 – Musée d’Ennery inaugurated

1908 – Art Gallery of Nova Scotia established

1908 – Allen County Museum established

1908 – Baxter House (Maine) opened as a museum

1908 – Carmarthenshire County Museum established

1908 – Coptic Museum established

1908 – Everhart Museum established

1908 – Museum of Vertebrate Zoology established

1908 – Hans Christian Andersen Museum opened

1908 – Worthing Museum and Art Gallery established

1908 – Leibieghaus converted to sculpture museum

1909 – Chhatrapti Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum (India) established

1909 – National Museum of Korea established

1909 – Newark Museum established

1909 – Armitt Museum founded

1909 – Estonian National Museum and Archive Library founded

1909 – Estonian National Museum founded

1909 – Houston Museum of Natural Science established

1909 – Przypkowscy Clock Museum made public

1909 – Keats-Shelley Memorial House established

1909 – Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Asunción established

1909 – Sicilian Ethnographic Museum Giueppe Pitrè established

1909 – University of Michigan Museum of Art established

1909 – State Heraldic Museum founded

1909 – Kunsthalle Mannheim established

1910 – Pergamon Museum (Berlin) established

1910 – Cork Public Museum opened

1910 – Grand Rapids Art Museum established

1910 – National Museum of Natural History (Washington, D.C.) established

1910 – Los Angeles County Museum of Art established

1910 – DAR Museum established

1910 – Modern Art Gallery Sant’Anna established

1910 – Fort Smith Museum of History established

1910 – Sarnath Museum established

1910 – Varendra Research Museum established

1910 – Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (Geneva) established

1910 – Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum established

1910 – Nairobi National Museum of Kenya established

1910 – Oceanographic Museum of Monaco inaugurated

1910 – Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery established

1911 – Pelizaeus Museum established

1911 – Chilean National History Museum established

1911 ? – Helsinki City Museum established

1911 – Holbæk Museum established

1911 – Pokrajinski muzej Koper founded

1911 – Linden Museum established

1911 – New Orleans Museum of Art established

1911 – National Museum of Contemporary Art (Portugal) established

1911 – National Museum of Visual Art (Uruguay) established

1911 – Rembrandt House Museum established

1911 – National Museum of the Royal Navy (Portsmouth) established

1912 – Pushkin Museum construction completed

1912 – Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto) established

1912 – Newport Art Museum founded

1912 – Delaware Art Museum founded

1912 – Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas established

1912 – Netherlands Open Air Museum established

1912 – Museum of the Peaceful Arts established

1912 – Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum opened

1912 – Theatre Museum in the Court Theatre established

1912 – Rochester Museum and Science Center established

1912 – German Hygiene Museum established

1912 – Bruce Museum of Arts and Science established

1912 – Jamtli established

1912 – Aswan Museum opened

1912 – London Museum opened

1912 – Rischmannshof Heath Museum established

1912 – Hull Maritime Museum established

1913 – Cleveland Museum of Art established

1913 – Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana established

1913 – Musée Jacquemart-André established

1913 – Kunsthalle Königsberg established

1913 – Arnot Art Museum established

1913 – Morris Museum established

1913 – Museo Teatrale alla Scala established

1913 – Museu de Belles Arts de València established

1913 – A.D.Buck Museum of Science and History established

1913 – Bangladesh National Museum established

1913 – Boston Children’s Museum established

1913 – Mykolayiv Regional Museum of Local History established

1913 – Regional Museum of local lore of Mykolaiv established

1913 – Post & Tele Museum established

1913 – Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County established

1914 – Byzantine and Christian Museum established

1914 – The Old Town opened

1915 – Museum of Otlenia established

1915 – San Diego Museum of Man established

1916 – National Museum of Finland opened to the public

1916 – Mercer Museum construction completed

1917 – Imperial War Museum established

1920 – History Museum of Armenia established

1921 – Museum of Anatolian Civilizations established

1921 – Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery opened

1921 – Dadiani Palace fully converted into a museum

1922 – Honolulu Museum of Art established

1922 – National Museum of Afghanistan established

1923 – Islamic Museum (Jerusalem) established

1924 – Tapkapi Palace Museum established

1924 – National Folk Museum of Korea established

1924 – Tarquinia National Museum established

1925 – National Palace Museum established

1926 – National Science Museum (Korea) established

1926 – National Museum of Iraq

1927 – Minnesota Museum of American Art established

1928 – Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum established

1929 – Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes de Santa Cruz de Tenerife built

1929 – Buyeo National Museum (Korea) established

1929 – Reading Public Museum opened to the public

1930s – Duggan Cronin Gallery established

1931 – Museum Boerhaave established

1931 – Fine Arts Museum Basel

1931 – Flemish Museum of Art established

1933 – Jewish Museum (Berlin)

1936 – Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts established

1937 – National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)

1937 – National Museum of Iran established

1937 – Musée de l’Homme established

1939 – Nizami Museum of Azerbaijani Literature established

1939 – Gold Museum (Bogota) established

1943 – Mather Museum of World Cultures founded

1945 – Gyeongju National Museum (Korea) established

1947 – Museum of Anthropology at UBC established

1948 – University of Queensland Anthropology Museum founded

1948 – The David Collection (Copenhagen) established

1949 – National Museum (New Delhi) established

1951 – Salar Jung Museum (india) established

1952 – Rietberg Museum opened

1952 – Getty Villa (California) established

1952 – Shanghai Museum established

1953 – Tribal Research Institute Museum established

1954 – Fujita Art Museum opened to the public

1955 – Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum established

1955 – National Museum of History (Taiwan) established

1957 – Museum of Musical Instruments (Milan) founded

1957 – National Museum of Oriental Art (Italy) established

1958 – Georgian National Center of Manuscripts founded

1959 – Museo de Arte de Ponce established

1959 – Musseo Archeologico Nazionale d’Abruzzo founded

1960s – Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan founded

1960 – Gotoh Museum established

1961 – Museum Kunstpalast established

1961 – Lima Art Museum inaugurated

1962 – National Museum of Ethnology (Portugal) established

1964 – National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico) established

1964 – South Sea Islands Museum established

1964 – Ninja Museum of Igaryu (Japan) established

1964 – Anahuacalli Museum established

1964 – Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery set up

1964 – COSI Columbus

1964 – Hagia Sophia (Trabzon) turned into a museum

1964 – National Institution Museum (Kumanovo) established

1964 – Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe established

1964 – Franklin Mineral Museum established

1964 – Galt Museum & Archives established

1964 – Museum of the History of Science of the City of Geneva established

1964 – Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery established

1964 – Northern Life Museum established

1964 – New England Wireless and Steam Museum established

1964 – Mineralogical Museum (University of Delaware) created

1964 – Yamagata Museum of Art opened

1965 – Israel Museum (Jerusalem) established

1965 – Fortaleza San Felipe converted into a museum

1966 – Museum of Islamic Art (Ghazni) established

1967 – National Gallery of Australia established

1967 – Ulster Folk and Transport Museum established

1968 – Masaki Art Museum (Japan) opened

1969 – Viking Ship Museum (Roskilde) established

1970 – Little World Museum of Man established

1970 – Moesgaard Museum established

1971 – Dubai Museum established

1972 – Wellington Museum established

1973 – Museum of Dominican Man established

1973 – Museo de las Casas Reales established

1973 – Father Sebastian Englert Anthropological Museum founded

1974 – Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology established

1974 – Museum for Islamic Art (Jerusalem) established

1974 – National Gallery of Jamaica established

1974 – National Museum of Ethnology (Japan) established

1975 – Luxor Museum established

1975 – Martin Gusinde Anthropological Museum established

1976 – Berndt Museum of Anthropology established

1976 – Museu Nacional de Antropologia (Angola) founded

1976 – Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography established

1976 – Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum Site Museum (China) first excavated

1976 – University of Queensland Art Museum established

1977 – El Paso Museum of Archaeology established

1977 – National Museum of Art (Osaka) opens to the public

1978 – Anthropological Museum of Petralona

1980 – National Museum of Australia established

1981 – Art Museum of the University of Memphis established

1982 – Museum of Oriental Ceramics (Osaka) established

1982 – Kubosō Memorial Museum of Arts (Izumi) opened

1983 – National Hellenic Museum (Chicago) established

1983 – Ligny Tower renovated into a museum

1984 – Jinju National Museum (Korea) opened

1984 – Museu da Lourinhã

1984 – Museum of Aidone inaugurated

1985 – Liberty Osaka founded

1986 – Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum (Berlin) established

1986 – Museo de Antropología de Xalapa (Mexico) opened

1986 – Musée d’Orsay established

1987 – Cheongju National Museum opened

1987 – Yuki Museum of Art established

1987 – Deutsches Historisches Museum established

1988 – Museum of Jurassic Technology established

1988 – Museum of Moving Image (New York) established

1988 – Bahrain National Museum founded

1989 – Osaka Science Museum established

1990 – Vasa Museum established

1990 – Jeonju National Museum established

1990 – Eva Klabin House Museum established

1991 – Australian National Maritime Museum established

1993 – Museum of East Asian Art (Bath) established

1994 – Daegu National Museum (Korea)

1994 – Abington Park Museum established

1995 – Museum of Sydney established

1995 – Santa Maria della Scala (Siena) opened as a museum

1995 – Singapore Art Museum established

1996 – Museum of the Prehistory of Tuscia and of the Rocca Farnese opened

1997 – Asian Civilizations Museum (Singapore) established

1997 – Osaka Castle renovated into a museum

1997 – Sharjah Art Museum inaugurated

1998 – Bait Al Zubair established

1998 – South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology established

1998 – Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia established

1998 – River and Rowing Museum established

1998 – Gimhae National Museum opened

1999 – Museum of Islamic Ceramics established

1999 – Natural Science Museum of Valencia established

1999 – Museum of Cultural History (Oslo) established

2000 – Museum of Lebanese Prehistory established

2000 – Museum of Prehistoric Thera

2001 – Jeju National Museum (Korea) opened

2001 – Ghibli Museum established

2001 – Shanghai Science and Technology Museum established

2001 – Archaeological Museum of Populonia

2002 – National Museum of Prehistory (Taiwan)

2002 – Chuncheon National Museum (Korea) opened

2003 – National Museum of China (Beijing) established

2004 – Fortaleza San Luis converted into a museum

2004 – Museum of World Culture (Sweden) established

2005 – Kyushu National Museum established

2006 – Museum of the Ara Pacis established

2006 – Quai Branly Museum opened

2007 – Nafsika Stamoulis Hellenic Museum Limited (Melbourne) established

2007 – Museo dei Fori Imperiali established

2008 – Museum of Oriental Art (Turin) established

2008 – Museum of Islamic Art (Doha) established

2008 – Peranakan Museum (Singapore) established

2009 – Acropolis Museum established

2010 – Museum of Anthropology opened

2011 – Zeugma Mosaic Museum established

2011 – Museum of Sacred, Magical, and Medicinal Plants established

2012 – Korea National Maritime Museum established

2014 – Musée des Confluences opened

2019 – Grand Egyptian Museum under construction, potentially opening this year

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