List of museums in Pittsburgh

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This list of museums in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are university and non-profit art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Neighborhood Type Summary
American Jewish Museum Squirrel Hill Art Contemporary Jewish art
Andy Warhol Museum North Shore Art Over 4,000 Warhol art works in all media - paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, installations, films
August Wilson Center for African American Culture Cultural District African American Cultural center about African Americans in Western Pennsylvania and people of African descent around the world
Bicycle Heaven Chateau Transportation website, bicycle store and museum
Carnegie Museum of Art Oakland Art Contemporary art, hosts the Carnegie International every few years, sculpture, architectural drawings, photography
Carnegie Museum of Natural History Oakland Natural history Dinosaurs, gems & minerals, Native American & Egyptian artifacts, nature dioramas, Powdermill Nature Reserve
Carnegie Science Center Chateau Science Hands-on exhibits, includes Miniature Railroad & Village of Western PA and the Highmark SportsWorks
Center for PostNatural History Garfield Natural history Storefront museum, displays organisms that have been intentionally altered by humans by means including selective breeding or genetic engineering
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Allegheny Center Children's Exhibits include Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Waterplay, Art Studio, Garage, Curiosity Lab, Theater, Nursery, artwork you can play with
The Clemente Museum Lawrenceville Biographical Life of baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente
Elmer H. Grimm Sr. Pharmacy Museum Oakland Medical Historic pharmacy displays, part of the University of Pittsburgh
Fort Pitt Museum Downtown Open air Fort Pitt's role during the French & Indian War, American Revolution, the Whiskey Rebellion and the founding of Pittsburgh, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
The Frick Pittsburgh Point Breeze Multiple Includes Clayton, the restored Frick mansion; Frick Art Museum of fine and decorative art; Car and Carriage Museum with over 20 local antique cars; Greenhouse and grounds
Heinz History Center Strip District Local history History of Western Pennsylvania, includes Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum; center also operates Meadowcroft Rockshelter
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation Squirrel Hill Art website, part of Hunt Library at Carnegie Mellon University, offers exhibits from its collections of botanical art
Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology East Liberty Archaeology Operated by the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Bible archaeology, features collection of ancient Near Eastern and Palestinian pottery and artifacts
Mattress Factory Central Northside Art Exhibits room-sized installation art
Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University Oakland Art Contemporary art gallery
Miniature Railroad & Village Chateau Model trains Located in the Carnegie Science Center
Nationality Rooms Oakland Culture Guided tours of special classrooms designed to celebrate a different culture that had an influence on Pittsburgh's growth; part of University of Pittsburgh
Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History Allegheny Center Art website, history of photography, includes images, cameras and accessories
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Point Breeze Art Community arts campus that offers arts education programs and contemporary art exhibitions
Pittsburgh Glass Center Garfield Art Hodge Gallery features contemporary glass
Randyland Central Northside Art Dedicated to the outsider art of Randy Gilson.
Silver Eye Center for Photography South Side Flats Art website, hosts four photography exhibits each year
Society for Contemporary Craft Strip District Art Contemporary art in craft media by international, national and regional artists
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum Oakland Military Largest memorial in the United States dedicated solely to honoring all branches of military veterans and service personnel
Stephen Foster Memorial Museum Oakland Biographical Collection of composer Stephen Foster, also two music theaters
ToonSeum Cultural District Art Cartoon art
Trundle Manor Swissvale Art Oddity museum dedicated to steampunk, horror, and classic film items.
University Arts Gallery Oakland Art Part of the University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh Dental Museum Oakland Medical Historic dental artifacts and equipment
Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the History Center Strip District Sports Located in the Smithsonian wing of the Heinz History Center, focuses on sports history in the Pittsburgh region
Wood Street Galleries Cultural District Art Contemporary art gallery featuring new media artists from around the globe

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