Famous Museums in New Orleans

The museums in New Orleans give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of New Orleans with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in New Orleans. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in New Orleans.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in New Orleans.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in New Orleans:

  1. The Old U . S Mint

    4.4 (558 Votes)
    The Old U . S Mint


    The Old U.S. Mint houses the Jazz Museum apt to explore when in the birthplace of Jazz music. The collection of the museum includes Louis Armstrong’s first cornet, Edward “Kid” Ory’s trombone, George Lewis’ clarinet, Sidney Bechet’s soprano saxophone and Warren “Baby” Dodds’ drum kit among other items. Other highlights include rare performan...Read more
  2. Louisiana Children's Museum

    4.5 (967 Votes)
    Louisiana Children's Museum

    Museum, Children Museum

    A perfect place for kids, and the kids at heart, the Louisiana Children’s museum is a fantastic place to go to when you are in search of family activities. From building houses to painting to origami, there is plenty to keep kids busy for hours. For people visiting New Orleans, it probably one of the best places to visit with children and relive those childhood moments again. The museum i...Read more
  3. New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

    Museum, History Museum

    New Orleans’s history is incomplete without Voodoo and since the practise started in the 18th century, many voodoo legends, practices and stories have framed the city’s colourful past. The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum gives you a peak into the world of Voodoo with dolls, talisman’s practices, stories of practitioners and consists of personal items and artefacts used in V...Read more
  4. Degas House

    4.3 (53 Votes)
    Degas House


    The Edgar Degas House Impressionist Tour gives you a tour of the historic house, the in-house museum and the studio of Edgar Degas. The famous French impressionist Edgar Degas has his roots in New Orleans since his Grandmother and Mother where from the Creole city. Today the place gives you a rare peek into the life of the man himself and the documentary ‘Degas in New Orleans, a Creole So...Read more
  5. M. S. Rau Antiques

    4.9 (42 Votes)
    M. S. Rau Antiques

    Art Museum, Historical Site, Exhibition , Sculpture

    Selling authentic antique furniture, silver, clocks, porcelain artefacts, glass, canes, music boxes, fine art paintings and sculptures and real, precious jewellery by some of the most renowned designers from all over the world, a visit to M.S. Rau Antiques,completes the New Orleans experience. If you are an avid antique-collector or simply want to see some fabulous historic creations that spin ...Read more
  6. House Of Broel's Victorian Mansion And Doll House Museum

    Specialty Museum

    The House of Broel's Victorian Mansion and Doll House Museum is loved for its rare collection of handcrafted, fashion-styled dolls. The doll house’s miniature vignettes, beautiful furnishings and artistic décor- all make the it rather special. The floor above holds a rare miniature museum that showcases historically accurate scale model mansions, houses, shops and costumed figures ...Read more
  7. Mardi Gras Museum

    4 (44 Votes)
    Mardi Gras Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    The Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum was opened in the French quarter in 1983 and was named after successor and daughter of Count Arnaud. The Daughter Germaine Wells was honoured as the queen of over twenty-two Mardi Gras balls from 1937 to 1968 (the most number of times than any other woman in the Carnival’s history). The museum consists of elaborate Mardi Gras costumes, including 13 of ...Read more
  8. World War 2 Museum

    4.8 (2793 Votes)
    World War 2 Museum

    Museum, Military Museum

    National WWII Museum Tickets - Adult: USD 28 Senior (65+): USD 24 Student (With ID): USD 18 Military (With ID): USD 18 WWII Veterans: Free Beyond All Boundaries: USD 7 Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience: USD 7 Second-Day Pass: USD 7 World war 2 museum parking price: USD 5 - USD 40 World war 2 museum hours - Everyday: 9 am - 5 pm Museum Exhibits and Museum Store hours - Ever...Read more
  9. Le Musee De F P C

    4.8 (18 Votes)
    Le Musee De F P C


    Le Musee de f.p.c. showcases a rare collection of objects belonging to the free men of colour in Louisiana. The museum is accommodated in a Greek Revival residence and contains paintings, 19th century photographs, Jules Lion lithographs, sculptures and other artefacts along with rare documents. The stories showcased in the museum goback to when Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienvil...Read more
  10. Museum Of Trade Finance And The Fed

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    The Museum of Trade Finance and the Fed gives you the history of trade and economics of the city of New Orleans and its journey to become the present financial center. The museum has detailed exhibits of the history of Banks and has a collection of bank notes. The highlight is making your own bank notes with your own Dollar bill design and taking the shredded notes with you as a souvenir!
  11. Audubon Butterfly Garden And Insectarium


    North America’s largest museum devoted to insects, you’ll find a variety of insects, bugs and butterflies in this insectarium. It was voted "A top museum for you and your kids” by CNN.com in the year 2009. The Audubon Butterfly Garden And Insectarium may sound a little creepy to some and even repulsive to others. But a visit here and all your doubts will be put to rest. It is ...Read more
  12. New Orleans Museum Of Art

    4.7 (2053 Votes)
    New Orleans Museum Of Art

    Art Museum, Museum

    Opened on December 16th 1911, the New Orleans Museum of Art is one of the oldest fine arts institutions in the country. The museum hosts a collection of around 40,000 objects. These include American Art, French, Japanese and African art, glass works and photographs. Make a comprehensive day trip around the New Orleans Museum of Art using New Orleans trip planner.
  13. Ogden Museum Of Southern Art

    4.6 (1878 Votes)
    Ogden Museum Of Southern Art

    Art Museum, Museum

    The Ogden Museum of Southern Art has a huge collection of art from America’s Southern region. As per their website, “The mission of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation, and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South”.
  14. Escape My Room New Orleans

    Museum, Entertainment, Games

    A thrilling time awaits visitors at the Escape My Room in New Orleans. An amusing place that makes you think on your feet and put your brain to work, a trip here will surely give you an adrenaline rush. A series of interesting puzzles and tricky challenges makes the game an extremely interesting one! So, if you are craving for an exciting time when in New Orleans, do pay the Escape My Room amu...Read more
  15. Hermann-Grima House

    4.6 (760 Votes)
    Hermann-Grima House

    Museum, History Museum

    Visiting New Orleans and not visiting historic museums and buildings is unheard of! While it may be difficult to decide which landmarks and museums to visit, the charming Hermann-Grima should be on your list. Located in the French Quarter, this magnificent structure gives visitors a peak into the lives of the Hermann and Grima families who used to reside in this house during the late 1700s to e...Read more