Belknap County Museum

Find Belknap County New Hampshire museums, such as art museums and galleries, childrens museums, natural history museums, science centers and discovery museums. Museums provide exhibits related to modern and fine arts, history, science and nature, dinosaurs, engineering and more.


American Classic Arcade Museum 579 Endicott Street East Laconia NH 03246 603-366-4377


American Police Motorcycle Museum 194 Daniel Webster Highway Meredith NH 03253 603-279-6387

Center Harbor Historical Society 94 Dane Road Center Harbor NH 03226 603-279-1236

Childrens Museum-Meredith 28 Lang Street Meredith NH 03253 603-279-6307

Gilman Museum 123 Main Street Alton NH 03809 603-875-0201

Laconia Historical And Museum Society 695 North Main Street Laconia NH 03246 603-527-1278

Lake Winnipesaukee Museum 503 Endicott Street North Laconia NH 03246 603-366-5950

Winni Childrens Museum 533 Main Street Laconia NH 03246 603-527-8113

About Museums

Who owns Museums?

Many Museums are owned and operated by private non-profit organizations established specifically for the purpose of running the Museum. Some cities and other local governments own Museums. Universities and colleges frequently own and operate Museums, which are often related to some area of research important to the institution. Museums may also be owned by businesses, foundations, and other private entities.

How are Museums funded?

Museums rely on four main categories of funding: government grants, private donations, earned revenue, and investment income. Earned revenue comes from programs, retail sales, and rentals. A relatively small portion comes from admission fees, as some Museums are free and many try to keep admission fees low to make Museum collections accessible to the public.

How many Museums are there in the U.S.?

Including Museums of all specialty and discipline types, there are estimated to be more than 35,000 Museums in the United States.