​​​​​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 77007713-861-5526Art Car Museum
Art League of Houston1953 Montrose Boulevard  Houston, Texas 77006-1243  713-523-9530Art League of Houston
Blaffer Art Museum - University of Houston120 Fine Arts Building Houston, Texas 77204   713-743-9521 Blaffer Art Museum - University of Houston
Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum4011 Yupon  Houston, Texas 77006713-521-3990Byzantine Fresco Chapel
Contemporary Arts Museum5216 Montrose Blvd.  Houston, Texas 77006713-284-8253Contemporary Arts Museum
Cullen Sculpture Garden - MFAHMontrose Blvd at Bissonnet St.  Houston, Texas 77006Cullen Sculpture Garden - MFAH
Houston Center for Photography1441 W. Alabama Houston, Texas 77002   713-529-4755Houston Center for Photography
Houston Museum of African American Culture4807 Caroline Houston   77266713-526-1015Houston Museum of African American Culture
Jung Center of Houston5200 Montrose Blvd.  Houston    77006713-524-8253Jung Center of Houston
Lawndale Art Center4912 Main Street  Houston, Texas 77002 713-528-5858Lawndale Art Center
Menil Collection1515 Sul Ross Houston Texas  77006713-525-9400Menil Collection
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston1001 Bissonnet St. Houston   77265713-446-2130Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Printing History1324 W. Clay St. Houston  77019713-522-4652Museum of Printing History
Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts6815 Cypresswood Drive Spring, Texas 77379281-376-6322Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
Rice University Art Gallery6100 Main Street, MS 21 Houston  77005  713-348-6069Rice University Art Gallery
Rothko Chapel1409 Sul Ross  Houston, Texas 77006 713-524-9839Rothko Chapel
Strake Jesuit Art Museum8900 Bellaire Blvd.  Houston, Texas 77036713-490-8117Strake Jesuit Art Museum
University Museum at Texas Southern UniversityFairchild Building 3100 Cleburne St  Houston, Texas 77004 713-313-7120University Museum at Texas Southern University