List of museums in Atlanta
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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).
|APEX Museum||Sweet Auburn||African American||Contributions of African Americans to the United States and the world|
|Atlanta Contemporary Art Center||West Midtown||Art||Local, national, and international contemporary art; education geared toward working artists and collectors of art|
|Atlanta History Center||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||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||Midtown Atlanta||Jewish||Jewish history, with special emphasis on Georgia and the Holocaust|
|Callanwolde Fine Arts Center||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||Midtown Atlanta||Puppetry||Puppets from various time periods and countries around the world|
|Children's Museum of Atlanta||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||Druid Hills||Medical|| Public health issues, operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|Delta Flight Museum||Hapeville||Aviation||Aircraft, aviation, and history of Delta Air Lines|
|Dignity Museum||College Park||Homelessness|| Homelessness, Poverty, Justice|
|Fernbank Museum of Natural History||Druid Hills||Natural history||Natural history and the development of the planet|
|Fernbank Science Center||Druid Hills||Science||Planetarium, telescope, and Fernbank Forest, a 65-acre (26 ha) natural forest|
|Ferst Center for the Arts||Midtown Atlanta||Art||Contemporary art and photography|
|Georgia Capitol Museum||South Downtown||History||Collections representing the natural and cultural history of Georgia|
|Georgia Governor's Mansion||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||Atlantic Station||Art||Georgia history, architecture, culture and philanthropic heritage|
|Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia||Buckhead||Art||Archive of hundreds of contemporary works by Georgia artists in painting, print, sculpture and photography|
|Museum of Design Atlanta||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||West End||African American||Afrocentric teaching museum|
|Rhodes Hall||Midtown Atlanta||Historic house||1904 Romanesque Revival 9,000-square-foot (840 m2) mansion inspired by Rhineland castles|
|Robert C. Williams Paper Museum||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||West End||Art||Art by and about women of the African diaspora|
|Swan House||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||Buckhead||Historic house||1840 plantation farm house, operated by the Atlanta History Center|
|World of Coca-Cola||Luckie Marietta||Corporate||Coca-Cola history and memorabilia|
|Wren's Nest||West End||Historic house||Late 19th century home of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Tales of Uncle Remus|
- Historic landmarks in Georgia
- Museums list
- Nature Centers in Georgia
- Registered Historic Places in Georgia
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