History of Astronomy

History of Science: Museums, memorials, historical places and exhibits

General items

Individual museums and local directories

The following list includes only museums for fields related to astronomy. Please note that some of them may be devoted rather to popular science than to history of science.

Museums displaying also history of astronomy items are listed in History of astronomy: Museums exclusively. Please let me know when you are aware that a museum listed here holds such items (astrolabes, astronomical clocks, sextants, sundials, telescopes, etc.). In this case it will be moved to the other document.

See also:


Many of the past exhibits may still be visited in virtual form.

History of science museums

Other lists

Wolfgang R. Dick. Created: 16 Jan 1995. Latest update: 8 July 2004