Washington County Museum

Find Washington County Rhode Island 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.


Ambergris Gallery 442 Dodge Street New Shoreham RI 02807 401-466-5252


Benjamin Thomas Gallery 83 Brown Street North Kingstown RI 02852 401-295-7555

Museum-Primitive Art & Culture 1058 Kingstown Road South Kingstown RI 02879 401-783-5711

Quonset Air Museum Eccleston Avenue North Kingstown RI 02852 401-294-9540

Rhode Island Computer Museum 310 Compass Circle North Kingstown RI 02852

Seabee Museum and Memorial Park 21 Iafrate Way North Kingstown RI 02852 401-294-7233

The Gallery on High Street 60 High Street Westerly RI 02891 401-569-3931

Tomaquag Museum 390 Summit Road Exeter RI 02822 401-539-7213

Uss Saratoga Museum Foundation 6854 Post Road North Kingstown RI 02852 401-398-1000

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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.