Museum Shops


Unusual museums and their shops with unusual merchandise
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The typical museum is a building in which objects of historical interest, works of art, scientific specimens and cultural artifacts are kept, cared for and displayed. There are:
  • history and living history museums
  • archaeology museums
  • art museums
  • science and natural history museums
  • maritime museums
  • military and war museums
  • historic house museums
  • encyclopedic museums
  • mobile and open-air museums
  • and other types.
Most museums are devoted to the procurement, care, study, and display of objects of lasting interest or value. They can be found in cities and towns anywhere.

Inexpensive storage of digital information is leading traditional museums with collections of three-dimensional artifacts to expand to virtual exhibits of their collections for public display, study and exploration from any place at any time via the Internet.

Museum shops are retail sales areas in museums. Typically, they sell reproductions of modern, historical and ancient art displayed in the museum, recreations of historic jewelry in the museum's collection, replicas of artifacts from antiquity in the museum's archaeological holdings, and other gifts and souvenirs reflecting the museum's collections.





National, state and local museums  »

museums icon square blue Dennos Museum Center
Northwestern Michigan College
Traverse City, Michigan museums icon square blue Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution
Cody, Wyoming museums icon square blue Children's Museum of Indianapolis
The Children's Museum Guild
Indianapolis, Indiana museums icon square blue The Museum of Anthropology
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia museums icon square blue Minnesota History Center
Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, Minnesota museums icon square blue Newport Mansions
Preservation Society of Newport County
Newport, Rhode Island museums icon square blue Newark Museum
City of Newark, State of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey museums icon square blue America's National World War II Museum
The National D-Day Museum
New Orleans, Louisana museums icon square blue deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Julian de Cordova Estate
Lincoln, Massachusetts museums icon square blue Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles, California
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