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This list of museums in Atlanta is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

This list includes museums in the City of Atlanta and the immediately adjacent communities of Druid Hills, and Hapeville at Atlanta's airport. For museums in the rest of Metro Atlanta and the rest of the state of Georgia, see List of museums in Georgia (U.S. state).


Name Image Area Type Summary
APEX Museum Sweet Auburn African American Contributions of African Americans to the United States and the world
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.jpg West Midtown Art Local, national, and international contemporary art; education geared toward working artists and collectors of art
Atlanta History Center Swan Coach House.jpg Buckhead History History of Atlanta and Georgia; includes the Centennial Olympic Games Museum and one of the nation's most complete Civil War exhibitions
Atlanta Monetary Museum Atlanta Monetary Museum entrance.jpg Midtown Atlanta Numismatic History of money, banking in America, and the Federal Reserve, operated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Booth Western Art Museum Cartersville Art The world's largest permanent exhibition space for Western art.
The Breman Museum Breman Jewish Museum.jpg Midtown Atlanta Jewish Jewish history, with special emphasis on Georgia and the Holocaust
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Callanwolde Mansion Atlanta, GA 2012.JPG Druid Hills Art Community arts center, gallery hosts one-person and occasional group exhibitions by emerging local artists in varied media
Center for Puppetry Arts Center for Puppetry Arts.JPG Midtown Atlanta Puppetry Puppets from various time periods and countries around the world
Children's Museum of Atlanta Atlanta Childrens Museum.jpg Luckie Marietta Children's Formerly known as ""Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta"
Clark Atlanta University Art Museum West End Art African American art
College Football Hall of Fame Luckie Marietta Sports Honors collegiate athletes from around the country
David J. Sencer CDC Museum David J. Sencer CDC Museum Exterior.jpg Druid Hills Medical Public health issues, operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Delta Flight Museum The Spirit of Delta Boeing 767.jpg Hapeville Aviation Aircraft, aviation, and history of Delta Air Lines
Dignity Museum College Park Homelessness Homelessness, Poverty, Justice
Fernbank Museum of Natural History Fernbank Museum of Natural History - Dinosaur Entrance Plaza.JPG Druid Hills Natural history Natural history and the development of the planet
Fernbank Science Center Fernbank-03.jpg Druid Hills Science Planetarium, telescope, and Fernbank Forest, a 65-acre (26 ha) natural forest
Ferst Center for the Arts Robert Ferst Center for the Art.jpg Midtown Atlanta Art Contemporary art and photography
Georgia Capitol Museum Georgia-state-capitol.jpg South Downtown History Collections representing the natural and cultural history of Georgia
Georgia Governor's Mansion Ga-governorsmansion-front.jpg Buckhead Historic house Mid 20th century official home of the state's governors
Hammonds House Museum West End African American African American fine art, culture of the African diaspora; located in a historic Queen Anne-style house
Hapeville Depot Museum Hapeville Local history Operated by the Hapeville Historical Society
Herndon Home HerndonHome.jpg West End Historic house House of Alonzo Franklin Herndon, a rags-to-riches hero who was born into slavery and went on to become Atlanta's first black millionaire
High Museum of Art 10 The High.jpg Midtown Atlanta Art Southeast's leading art museum and among the 100 most-visited art museums in the world; significant permanent collection of 19th and 20th century American art, European art, decorative arts, African American art, modern and contemporary art, photography and African art; traveling exhibitions
Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame Summerhill Sports Atlanta Braves history and memorabilia
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum Carter lib1.JPG Poncey-Highland Biographical Presidential library with papers and exhibits about President Jimmy Carter and the Carter family's life
Martin Luther King Jr., National Historic Site MLK's Boyhood home.jpg Old Fourth Ward History Covers the American Civil Rights Movement, the preserved boyhood home of Dr. King, the church where he pastored, and his final resting place
Margaret Mitchell House & Museum Margaret Mitchell house atlanta 2006.jpg Midtown Atlanta Historic house Life of Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind museum, operated by the Atlanta History Center
Michael C. Carlos Museum Michael C. Carlos Museum.JPG Druid Hills Art Art from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, and the ancient Americas, 19th- and 20th-century sub-Saharan African art, and European and American works on paper from the Renaissance to the present day; largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast
Millennium Gate Millennium Gate Atlanta.jpg Atlantic Station Art Georgia history, architecture, culture and philanthropic heritage
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Inside the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, March 2018.jpg Buckhead Art Archive of hundreds of contemporary works by Georgia artists in painting, print, sculpture and photography
Museum of Design Atlanta Museum of Design Atlanta, March 2018.jpg Midtown Atlanta Design Only design museum in the Southeast; devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of design in architecture, products, interiors, furniture, graphics, fashion
National Museum of Decorative Painting Midtown Atlanta Art Collects, preserves, and exhibits a variety of items from around the world and across many time periods that are examples of the art of decorative painting, including historic and contemporary decorated items, open by appointment
Omenala Griot Afrocentric Teaching Museum Griot Museum.JPG West End African American Afrocentric teaching museum
Rhodes Hall Rhodes Hall Exterior.jpg Midtown Atlanta Historic house 1904 Romanesque Revival 9,000-square-foot (840 m2) mansion inspired by Rhineland castles
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum RCWPM Entrance.jpg Midtown Atlanta Art Changing paper art exhibits, and science and technology of papermaking; allows visitors to create their own paper
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art SpelmanMuseum.jpg West End Art Art by and about women of the African diaspora
Swan House ATLSwanHouse.jpg Buckhead Historic house 1920s–1930s period furnishings, operated by the Atlanta History Center
Teaching Museum South Hapeville Multiple Open for school groups only
Tullie Smith House Tullie Smith Farmhouse.jpg Buckhead Historic house 1840 plantation farm house, operated by the Atlanta History Center
World of Coca-Cola Newworldofcocacola.jpg Luckie Marietta Corporate Coca-Cola history and memorabilia
Wren's Nest Wrens nest joel chandler harris home.JPG West End Historic house Late 19th century home of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Tales of Uncle Remus

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