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Los Angeles Museums by Name

Information about all types of museums in Los Angeles organized alphabetically by museum name.

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A+D Architecture and Design Museum | Wilshire District |
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Museum | Wilshire District |
African American Firefighter Museum | Downtown LA |
Angels Gate Cultural Center | San Pedro |
Annenberg Space for Photography | Century City
Andres Pico Adobe | Mission Hills |
Armand Hammer Museum of Art | Westwood|
Autry National Center | Griffith Park |
Avila Adobe Avila Adobe | Olvera Street | El PUeblo de Los Angeles | Downtown LA |

B
Banning Residence Museum | Wilmington |
Barnsdall Art Park / Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery / Barnsdall Gallery Theatre and Hollyhock House
Battleship IOWA BB61 USS Iowa BB61 broadside USN.jpg San Pedro Military Operated by the Pacific Battleship Center, battleship that served during WWII, Korean War and the Cold War, and has hosted 3 Presidents
Ben Maltz Gallery | Otis College of Art and Design | Westchester |
Bolton Hall Museum BoltonHall Tujunga April2008.JPG Tujunga Local history Operated by the Little Landers Historical Society

C
Cal State Northridge Art Galleries Northridge Art Main, Summer and West galleries[1]
California State University, Los Angeles Luckman Fine Arts Complex and Fine Arts Gallery University Hills Art Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex for visual and performing arts,[2] and the Fine Arts Gallery in Building 9 that is part of the Department of Art[3]
California African American Museum | Exposition Park |
California Design Museum | no physical site - presents displays at other museums |
California Science Center California Science Center.jpg Exposition Park Science
Campo de Cahuenga Campo de cahuenga detail.jpg Hollywood Historic house
Centinela Adobe Centinela Adobe, Los Angeles.JPG Westchester Historic house
Chatsworth Museum Chatsworth Historic house Operated by the Chatsworth Historical Society at the Homestead Acre, late 19th-century homesteader's cottage
Chinese American Museum Chinese American Museum.jpg Downtown Ethnic - Chinese History and experience of Chinese Americans in the state of California, also fine art exhibits, part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Craft and Folk Art Museum CAFAM Exterior.jpg Miracle Mile Folk Art Located in Museum Row

D
Discovery Cube Los Angeles | Lake View Terrace | science museum desxigned for children
Drum Barracks (Wilmington) Civil War-era military museum

E
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument | Downtown Los Angeles|

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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum Downtown Textile Costumes, accessories, textiles & perfume
Flight Path Learning Center & Museum FLIGHT PATH MUSEUM (2816193270).jpg Los Angeles Airport Flying Aircraft, models, photos, displays, school tours, and special programs. Library includes rare industry magazines dating to World War II and before, aircraft manuals, and historic photographs
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) San Fernando Valley History Houses the Hall Of Liberty American History Museum
Fort MacArthur Museum FortMacBattery.JPG San Pedro Military History of the fort and its role in defending the Los Angeles area
Foursquare Heritage Center Echo Park Biographical website, parsonage home of Aimee Semple McPherson, next to Angelus Temple
Fowler Museum Fowler.JPG Westwood Cultural Part of UCLA, collections include art, ethnographic and archaeological objects representing prehistoric, historic, and contemporary cultures of Africa, Native and Latin America, and Asia and the Pacific
Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden UCLA Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden picture 1.jpg Westwood Art Sculpture garden located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles and is run by the Hammer Museum.
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Holmby Hills Art Estate and gardens with collection of 20th-century art, open by appointment on guided tours

G
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Geffen Museum of Contemporary Art.jpg Downtown Art Located in Little Tokyo district, branch of Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Getty Center Getty Center 2.jpg Brentwood Art One site of the J. Paul Getty Museum, exhibits classical sculpture and art, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture, decorative arts and photography

Getty Villa 060807-002-GettyVilla001.jpg Pacific Palisades Cultural Another site of the J. Paul Getty Museum, arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria
Grammy Museum Grammy Museum.JPG Downtown Music Located at L.A. Live, history of the Grammy Awards and music artifacts
Grier Musser Museum Downtown Historic house website, turn-of-the century Queen Anne house
Griffith Observatory Griffith observatory.jpg Griffith Park Science Exhibits include astronomy, planets, stars, the cosmos, gravity, the sun and moon
Guinness World Record Museum Guinness World Records Museum 1.jpg Hollywood Entertainment website, located on Hollywood Boulevard and featuring world record breaking facts and feats.

H
Heritage Square Museum Octogan House.JPG Montecito Heights Open air Eight structures tell the story of the settlement and development of Southern California from the Civil War to the early 20th Century
Hill-Palmer Cottage Minnie Hill Palmer House, Chatsworth.jpg Chatsworth Historic house Operated by the Chatsworth Historical Society, also known as the Homestead Acre
Hollyhock House Hollyhock House.JPG Little Armenia Historic house Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, centerpiece of Barnsdall Art Park
Hollywood Bowl Museum Hollywood Media Gallery of photos from performers at the Hollywood Bowl, audio and video clips, memorabilia
Hollywood Heritage Museum HollywoodHeritageMuseum01.jpg Hollywood History Archival photographs from silent movie picture productions, movie props, historic documents and movie memorabilia
Hollywood Museum Max Factor building.JPG Hollywood Media Oover 10,000 historical costumes, props, models, set pieces and more from movies and movie stars, located in the Max Factor building
Hollywood Wax Museum Hollywood Wax Museum - Hollywood CA.jpg Hollywood Wax Wax figures of media stars, fictional characters, famous politicians and a Chamber of Horrors
Human Resources Downtown Art Non-profit exhibition and performance space

I
Italian American Museum of Los Angeles Downtown Cultural Part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, history and contributions of Italian Americans in Los Angeles

J
Japanese American National Museum Japanese American National Museum.jpg Downtown Ethnic - Japanese Japanese American history, culture and art, located in Little Tokyo
Jean Deleage Art Gallery Boyle Heights Culture and Art website, presents up to 7 original exhibits per year, primarily featuring local area artists, and corresponding to the themes of its main stage productions in Casa 0101
Judson Studios Judson Studios, Los Angeles.JPG Highland Park Art Art gallery and stained glass workshops

K
Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive Westwood History website Part of UCLA, birthplace and early history of the Internet where the first node of the ARPANET (a network that laid foundations for the modern Internet) was sent
Korean American Museum Downtown Ethnic - Korean website, Korean American history, culture and art
Korean Cultural Center Koreatown Ethnic - Korean Korean history and culture, changing exhibits of traditional and contemporary art

L
LA Artcore Downtown Art website, two locations: Union Center for the Arts in Little Tokyo, Brewery Annex in Lincoln Heights
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Hollywood Art Also known as LACE, contemporary art exhibition space and archive of the visual arts for the city of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Highsmithlacmaoblique.jpg Miracle Mile Art Includes Pavilion for Japanese Art, collections of African, Ancient Americas, American, Middle Eastern, Chinese and Korean, Contemporary, Egyptian, European, Latin American and Asian art, costumes & textiles, decorative arts and design, photography
Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial Engine Co. No. 27 (Los Angeles Fire Department Museum).JPG Various Firefighting Old Fire Station 27 is located on Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, history of the department, antique equipment and fire engines; Old Fire Station 36 is located in San Pedro, also called the Harbor Museum
Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum Livestreamers.JPG Griffith Park Railroad Located next to Travel Town Museum, operates 7½" gauge model trains for visitors to ride, includes the Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn
Los Angeles Maritime Museum San Pedro Ferry Building.JPG San Pedro Maritime Local maritime, diving and fishing industries, ship models, sailor's artifacts, local history, USS Los Angeles (CA-135)
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery 4800 Hollywood.JPG Little Armenia Art Located in Barnsdall Art Park, focus is arts and artists of Southern California
Holocaust Museum of Los Angeles | Pan Pacific Park | Fairfax District |
Los Angeles Police Museum Highland Park Police Station 2007 10 25.jpg Highland Park Law enforcement Artifacts include photos, uniforms, badges, squad cars, a paddy wagon and bullet-riddled vehicles
Los Encinos State Historic Park Garnier Building at Rancho Los Encinos.JPG Encino History Area agriculture history and historic adobe house
Lummis House Lummis House, Los Angeles 2.JPG Highland Park Historic house Early 20th century rock house, also known as El Alisal

M
Mission San Fernando Rey de España MSF 033.jpg Mission Hills Religious Includes the Archival Center Museum of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, history of the archdiocese including exhibits about archbishops and cardinals, papal collection, art, missions, religious objects
Muller House San Pedro Historic house website, Colonial Revival house, operated by the San Pedro Bay Historical Society
Museum of Contemporary Art Moca Los angeles.jpg Downtown Art Main branch is located on Grand Avenue in Museum Row, Geffen Contemporary is in the Little Tokyo district of Downtown Los Angeles, and Pacific Design Center facility is in West Hollywood
Museum of Death Museum of Death in Hollywood.jpg Hollywood Criminology Located on Hollywood Boulevard, death and related topics including funerals, murder and capital punishment
Museum of the San Fernando Valley Northridge San Fernando Valley Multiple website History, art and culture of the San Fernando Valley
Museum of Tolerance Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, March 2008.JPG Westside History World racism & prejudice with a strong focus on the history of the Holocaust

N
National Museum of Animals & Society Hollywood Cultural website, explores the shared experiences and interactions of humans and animals
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, California.JPG Exposition Park Natural history Displays include animal habitats, dinosaurs, pre-Columbian cultures and the Ralph M. Parsons Discovery Center and Insect Zoo
Nethercutt Collection Sylmar Automobile Over 130 antique, classic and special interest automobiles
Neutra VDL Studio and Residences NeutraHouse004 cropped sm.jpg Silver Lake Historic house Home of architect Richard Neutra

O
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries ONE-Gallery 626 North Robertson.jpg Downtown LGBT Art & History Repository of LGBT materials, presents exhibitions at its main location near the University of Southern California
Oran's Black Museum | South LA |

P
Page Museum (La Brea Tar Pits) PageMuseum01.jpg Miracle Mile Natural history Fossils housed in the George C. Page Museum, located in Museum Row
Petersen Automotive Museum (Wilshire Transportation Vintage automobiles, history of autos in Los Angeles, automotive art, artifacts and memorabilia, located in Museum Row
Platt and Borstein Galleries | American Jewish University | Bel Air |
Plaza Firehouse Museum Old Plaza Firhouse (Los Angeles).jpg Downtown Firefighting Part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, late 19th to early 20th century firefighting equipment, apparatus, photos, located in a historic firehouse
Point Fermin Lighthouse Historic Site and Museum Pointfermin.jpg San Pedro Maritime Restored lighthouse museum
Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Psychiatry death museum.jpg Hollywood Religious Owned and operated by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, an anti-psychiatry organization founded by the Church of Scientology

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Ralph J. Bunche House Ralph J. Bunche House, Los Angeles.JPG South Los Angeles Biographical Also known as the Ralph Bunche Peace & Heritage Center
REDCAT Downtown Art Exhibition venue of the California Institute of the Arts, with public art gallery
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Ripleys Odditorium Hollywood.jpg Hollywood Entertainment Located on Hollywood Boulevard

S
Sepulveda House Sepulveda House (Los Angeles).jpg Downtown Local history Part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, historic house and visitor center with exhibits about the area
Skirball Cultural Center Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.JPG Brentwood Jewish Home of the Skirball Museum with exhibits about Jewish culture, accomplishments and the history of the Jewish people in the United States
SPARC Gallery SPARC.png Venice Art Community art center and gallery
Southwest Museum of the American Indian SouthwestMuseum LosAngeles.jpg Mt. Washington Native American Galleries are closed for rehabilitation, but the museum still offers programs, events and a gift shop; now part of the Autry National Center
Sports Museum of Los Angeles Downtown Sports website, open by appointment only
SS Lane Victory Vincent Thomas Bridge.jpg San Pedro Maritime Second World War Victory ship preserved as a museum ship

T
Travel Town Museum | Griffith Park | Steam locomotives

U
USC Fisher Museum of Art | University of Southern California | University Park |

V
Velveteria Art Museum | Downtown Los Angeles | Velvet paints art gallery

W
Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn | Griffith Park |
Watts Towers | Watts |
Wells Fargo History Museum | Downtown Los Angeles |
Will Rogers House at Will Rogers State Historic Park | Pacific Palisades |

Zimmer
Zimmer Children's Museum | Wilshire District |


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