​​​​​Harris County Museums


Museums teach us about our history, including the wonderful diversity of our regions inhabitants. They tell us about the wonders of nature, the lives of people of interest, they provide visitors to the region repositories of world class art and sculpture.  Museums present exhibitions, collections and educational activities that all segments of society can enjoy. 

This directory was compiled casually over a period of several weeks. The compiler attempted a broad sweep not dome before. Harris County museums of many types are included, not just the obviously historical in content.  Some tours are free, others are not.  Only a few of the museums were assigned to more than one of the thirteen topical categories.  If you are not familiar with one of the 130 particular museums, visit their website or telephone for hours, cost, and conditions. These are not licensed/operated/endorsed by Harris County.

Museums Directory of Harris County
Compilation by Will Howard - 2012

Additions and corrections are invited; contact the Harris County Historical Commission.


All Museums | Art | Arts – Architecture, Domestic, and Decorative | Children’s Museums | Colonial, Ranch, and Plantation Life | Communication | Community History | Ethnic and Group History | Life and Death | Military | Natural Science | Professional and Thematic | Technology | Transportation

Art Car Museum140 Heights Blvd.  Houston, Texas 77007(713)861-5526Art Car Museum
Art League of Houston1953 Montrose Boulevard  Houston, Texas 77006(713)523-9530Art League of Houston
Blaffer Art Museum (University of Houston)120 Fine Arts Building Houston, Texas 77204  (713)743-9521Blaffer Art Museum
Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum4011 Yupon Street, Houston, Texas 77006(713)521-3990Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston5216 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77006(713)284-8253Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Cullen Sculpture Garden - MFAHMontrose Blvd at Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77006Cullen Sculpture Garden - MFAH
Houston Center for Photography1441 West Alabama, Houston, Texas 77002 (713)529-4755Houston Center for Photography
Houston Museum of African American Culture4807 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77266(713)526-1015Houston Museum of African American Culture
Jung Center of Houston5200 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77006(713)524-8253Jung Center of Houston
Lawndale Art Center4912 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002(713)528-5858Lawndale Art Center
Menil Collection1535 Sul Ross Street, Houston, Texas 77006(713)525-9400Menil Collection
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas77265(713)446-2130Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts6815 Cypresswood Drive Spring, Texas 77379(281)376-6322Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
Printing Museum1324 W Clay Street, Houston, Texas 77019(713)522-4652Printing Museum
Rice University Art Gallery6100 Main Street, MS 21 Houston  77005  713-348-6069Rice University Art Gallery
Rothko Chapel3900 Yupon at Sul Ross, Houston, Texas 77006(713)524-9839Rothko Chapel
Strake Jesuit Art Museum8900 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77036(713)490-8117Strake Jesuit Art Museum
University Museum at Texas Southern UniversityFairchild Building 1st Floor, 3100 Cleburne Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004(713)313-7120University Museum at Texas Southern University