Louisville Museums

Photo of the Speed Art Museum
Louisville is home to so much! Here the amazing Speed Art Museum boasts some incredible art pieces.

Just look at this list! How great is a city with so many great museums? The answer, Louisville is!

Did I leave one off? Please let me know, and I'll add it right away.

  • 21c Hotel
    "21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky is the first of its kind—a 90-room hotel dedicated to accessible luxuries, Southern-style hospitality and contemporary art from living artists. Nestled in the heart of Museum Row and downtown Louisville, 21c is an epicenter for culture, activity, and artistic expression."
  • Crane House
    "Crane House, The China Institute, Inc. opened in 1987 in the Old Louisville neighborhood near the University of Louisville. Its focus on China reflected the heritage of founder, Helen Lang, who was inspired to share her expertise and interest in Chinese cooking, history, and culture."
  • Filson Historical Society
    Presitgeous historical society educating and honoring Kentucky and its history.
  • Frazier Kentucky History Museum
    "Covering 1,000 years of history, our priceless collection is housed in a 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility on downtown Louisville's historic West Main Street."
  • Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
    "To provide a friendly, comfortable, hi-tech, multi-media, learning venue for the presentation of educational and entertaining programs supporting astronomy and space science education, the arts, humanities, and sciences."
  • General George Patton Museum
    More than you'd expect to find about Gen. George Patton and his amazing life.
  • Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
    "The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage will enhance the public's knowledge about the history, heritage and cultural contributions of African-Americans in Kentucky."
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
    Located at Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby Museum chronicles the history of the greatest two minutes in sports, from it's start is 1875 up to today. Did you know that out of the 135 Kentucky Derby winners, 100 of them were bred in Kentucky?
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
    "The Gallery Shop features the work of approximately 200 artists at any one time, offering work in all media from folk art to furniture."
  • Kentucky Railway Museum
    Dedicated to the history of Kentucky railways and the people who build them.
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
    Since 1884, the Louisville Slugger has been the world's most famous baseball bat.
  • Louisville Visual Art Association
    "LVAA engages artists and audiences through an energetic agenda of education, community outreach, artist support and exhibitions."
  • Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center
    This facility has over 180 art studios, galleries and specialty shops.
  • Muhammad Ali Center
    Perhaps the most famous person on the planet, Muhammed Ali calls Louisville home. Visit his Center to learn all about his life.
  • Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind
    "The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind is dedicated to preserving and presenting the fascinating educational history of blind people and the historic contributions of the American Printing House for the Blind for the benefit of the visually impaired, educators of the visually impaired, and the broader community."
  • National Society Sons of the American Revolution
    "The Sons of the American Revolution is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. As a historical, educational, and patriotic, non-profit corporation, we seek to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of "e pluribus unum" that was created from the people of many nations -- one nation and one people."
  • Speed Art Museum
    "Established in 1927, the Speed Art Museum is Kentucky's oldest and largest art museum with over 13,000 pieces in its permanent collection. Its extensive collection spans 6,000 years, ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art."
  • Portland Museum
    "Explore Louisville's river heritage through vivid dioramas, life-sized character mannequins, automated sound track, documentaries, and much, much more at the Portland Museum."

Bet you didn't know about all of these!