King County Museum

Find King County Washington 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.


1000 Museums 304 130th Avenue Southeast Bellevue WA 98005 425-502-7167


Art Gallery North Seattle Community College 9600 College Way North Seattle WA 98103 206-528-4557

Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way Northeast Bellevue WA 98004 425-519-0770

Black Diamond Museum 32627 Railroad Avenue Black Diamond WA 98010 360-886-2142

Bladegallery 107 Central Way Kirkland WA 98033 425-889-5980

Bothell Historical Museum 9919 Northeast 180th Street Bothell WA 98011 425-486-1889

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Northeast 45th Street Seattle WA 98105 206-543-5590

Cambodian Cultural Museum and Killing Field Memorial 9809 16th Avenue Southwest Seattle WA 98106 206-763-8088

Center On Contemporary Art 410 Dexter Avenue North Seattle WA 98109 206-728-1980

Coast Guard Museum Northwest 1519 Alaskan Way South Seattle WA 98134 206-217-6993

College Gallery/shoreline Community College 16101 Greenwood Avenue North Shoreline WA 98133

Daybreak Star Cultural Center 3801 West Government Way Seattle WA 98199 206-285-4425

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center 4705 West Marginal Way Southwest Seattle WA 98106 206-431-1582

EMP Museum 325 5th Avenue North Seattle WA 98109 206-770-2700

Eastside Heritage Center 11660 Main Street Bellevue WA 98005 425-450-1049

Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Avenue Seattle WA 98104 206-622-9250

General Petroleum Museum 1526 Bellevue Avenue Seattle WA 98122 206-323-4789

Georgetown Powerplant Museum 6605 13th Avenue South Seattle WA 98108 206-763-2542

Giant Shoe Museum 1501 Pike Place Seattle WA 98101 206-623-2870

Gilman Town Hall Museum 165 Southeast Andrews Street Issaquah WA 98027 425-392-3500

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.