Anne Arundel County MD Museum

Find Anne Arundel County, Maryland 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.


Annapolis Maritime Museum 723 2nd Street Annapolis MD 21403 410-295-0104


Banneker-Douglass Museum 84 Franklin Street Annapolis MD 21401 410-216-6180

Captain Avery Museum 1418 East West Shady Side Road Shady Side MD 20764 410-867-4486

Chesapeake Childrens Museum 25 Silopanna Road Annapolis MD 21403 410-990-1993

Douglass Museum & Cultural Center 3200 Wayman Avenue Highland Beach MD 21403

Galesville Heritage Society Museum 988 Galesville Road Galesville MD 20765 410-867-9499

Historical Electronics Museum 1745 West Nursery Road Linthicum Heights MD 21090 410-765-2345

Horizon Organic Dairy Farm and Education Center 100 Dairy Lane Gambrills MD 21054 866-343-5802

Mitchell Art Gallery 60 College Avenue Annapolis MD 21401 410-626-2556

Museum of Maritime Pets 1009 Bay Ridge Avenue Annapolis MD 21403 410-829-6616

National Sailing Hall of Fame 69 Prince George Street Annapolis MD 21401 410-295-3022

Old Harford Town Maritime Center River Road Pasadena MD 21122

Presidential Pet Museum 51 Maryland Avenue Annapolis MD 21401 410-280-8850

Star Toys Museum Inc 811 South Camp Meade Road Linthicum Heights MD 21090 410-859-1261

US Naval Academy Museum 118 Maryland Avenue Annapolis MD 21401 410-293-2108

About Anne Arundel County Museums

Anne Arundel County Museums contain a collection of scientific, historical, cultural, or artistic artifacts, specimens, and objects, usually housed within a single building or campus, which is used for research and public education in Anne Arundel County, MD. A Museum's collection is both a reflection of prior research efforts and the subject of current and future research. Anne Arundel County Museums also make collections and research accessible to the public, at least in part, through Anne Arundel County exhibits and educational programs. Museums and their collections may be focused on any one of a vast array of disciplines. Museums in Anne Arundel County can serve relatively narrow fields of interest or cover a wide terrain of subject matter.

You may contact Museums for questions about:
  • Anne Arundel County Museum exhibits and collections
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Natural History Museums

Anne Arundel County Museums of Natural History, which are often found in large metropolitan centers, own massive collections of specimens and items from the natural world, including living and extinct animals and plants, as well as geological objects such as rocks and minerals. Many also collect and display anthropological and archaeological artifacts. Much of the collection of a Museum of Natural History may not be on display.

Art Museums

Anne Arundel County Art Museums display works of art in galleries that may be devoted to a diverse range of artists and art genres from various eras, or an Art Museum may focus on specific artists or styles. Art Museums require substantial amounts of funding to both acquire and care for their costly collections.

History Museums

Anne Arundel County History Museums are dedicated to preserving and teaching about the past, and may focus on a particular historical event or movement, the history of a region or locality, or an individual of historical significance. Historical Museums may be very small. For example, many local Anne Arundel County Historical Societies run History Museums that are essentially a historical home or site converted into a Museum for public viewing. Others may be large and consist of multiple buildings from a historic era, restored and furnished with period pieces.

Children's Museums

Children's Museums in Anne Arundel County, Maryland cover a wide range of subject matters, including scientific, historical, and cultural topics, and they are designed to engage the interest and curiosity of children. Exhibits are oriented toward young learners and are far more interactive than other Museums.

Specialty Museums

Anne Arundel County Specialty Museums are Museums dedicated to narrowly defined topics of interest. They include Halls of Fame, Toy Museums, Textile Museums, and Wax Museums.