CLE Museums

Museums tell the story of us. Through them we celebrate our contributions in the arts, medicine, technology, music and culture. Our museums will inspire, entertain and change us

CLE Museums (21st Century) by Nathan MigalDestination Cleveland

Cleveland Museum of Art

One of the most lauded (and most visited) art museums in the world, is an oasis of beauty that is home to more than 60,000 pieces of art and is free for everyone to enjoy. Located in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (21st Century) by Nathan MigalDestination Cleveland

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Time travel from the birth of Rock and Roll to current day legends in the making through exhibits that celebrate music, from Abba to Weezer and everything in between. Located on the shore of Lake Erie in Downtown Cleveland.

Children’s Museum of Cleveland (21st Century) by The Children's Museum of ClevelandDestination Cleveland

Children’s Museum of Cleveland

Touch, climb, build and imagine in this expansive, kid-centric space within a restored, Victorian-era mansion. Located in Cleveland's MidTown neighborhood. 

Cleveland History Center (21st Century) by Nathan MigalDestination Cleveland

Cleveland History Center

This nine-acre site encompasses two refurbished mansions from the Gilded Age and tells a comprehensive story of Cleveland’s 226 year history. Located in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood.

Dittrick Museum of Medical History (21st Century) by Maria BlatnickDestination Cleveland

Dittrick Museum of Medical History

Explore the evolution of modern medicine through a collection that includes diagnostic tools and instruments, turn-of-the-century equipment, books and archives. Located on the campus for Case Western Reserve University. 

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (21st Century) by FarahStopDestination Cleveland

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

An enlightening and moving collection of art, photographs and artifacts that promotes tolerance and understanding among people of all faiths through a lens of the Jewish experience. Located in the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History (21st Century) by Cleveland Museum of Natural HistoryDestination Cleveland

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Reinforcing our connection to the natural world, the museum’s exhibits include the immortalized hero-dog Balto, a cast of “Lucy,” our 3.2-million-year-old ancestor and the oldest Late Jurassic sauropod skeleton display in the world. Located in the University Circle neighborhood.

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa) (21st Century) by Destination ClevelandDestination Cleveland

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa)

Contemporary art lives right here in a building that is an artistic expression of modernity in itself. Engage with a collection that features both globally-renowned and Cleveland-based artists. Located in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood.

The Western Reserve Fire Museum (21st Century) by Ryan ReedDestination Cleveland

The Western Reserve Fire Museum

Housed in Station #28, the museum honors Ohio’s firefighting history with displays that include archival photographs, vehicles, helmets and protective gear. Located in Downtown Cleveland near Progressive Field.

The Sanctuary Museum (21st Century) by Destination ClevelandDestination Cleveland

The Sanctuary Museum

Spend time in this solemn, reflective space surrounded by a collection of rescued relics and statuary from churches, each restored to their original glory and housed in a historic Polish church, St. Hedwig’s. Located in the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood.

The Christmas Story House & Museum (21st Century) by Kayla LupeanDestination Cleveland

A Christmas Story House & Museum

Open all year, fans of the iconic film can walk through Ralphie’s home, take photos with the famed leg lamp, bring home "major awards" of your own from the gift shop and even book an overnight stay at the popular film location in Tremont.

Pro Football Hall of Fame (21st Century) by Pro Football Hall of FameDestination Cleveland

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Located in Canton, Ohio, the 1920 birthplace of the NFL, is a monumental tribute to the greatest players and contributors to professional football that houses an array of memorabilia including Super Bowl rings, game balls and jerseys, draft cards and more.

Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame (21st Century) by Destination ClevelandDestination Cleveland

Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame

Living like a local means making at least one trip to the Polka Hall of Fame. It’s nestled in the Collinwood neighborhood that was a hotbed of polka music, where greats like Frankie Yankovic, Johnny Vadnal and Eddie Habat played.

For more information on Cleveland's museums, visit www.ThisisCleveland.com.

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