List of museums in Puerto Rico

This list of museums in Puerto Rico contains museums which are 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. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

Name Town/City Type Summary
Arecibo Lighthouse and Historical ParkAreciboMaritime
Arecibo Observatory: Angel Ramos Foundation Visitor CenterAreciboScienceAstronomy, atmospheric science and the workings of the radio telescops
Casa Armstrong-Poventud MuseumPonceHistoryEarly 1900s period life
Casa AlegriaDoradoArtinformation
Casa CautiñoGuayamaHistoric houseOperated by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, features handmade furniture and sculptures by local artists
Casa DegetauAibonitoHistoric houseinformation, home of politician Federico Degetau
Casa de la Familia Puertorriqueña del Siglo XIXSan JuanHistoric housewebsite in Spanish, information, information, operated by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, 19th century life
Casa de los Contrafuertes/Museo de Nuestras Raíces AfricanasSan JuanMedicalinformation, information and photos, pharmacy museum and an art museum that focuses on Latin American prints and art from the island's African Heritage
Casa del Compositor Héctor Flores OsunaCaguasMusicinformation in Spanish, information in Spanish, home and music of composer Hector Flores Osuna, also Puerto Rican music and dance
Casa del LibroSan JuanLibraryinformation, information
Casa del ReyDoradoLocal history
Casa del TrovadorCaguasMusicwebsite in Spanish, information in Spanish
Casa EscutéCarolinaArtinformation
Casa Jesús T. PiñeroCanóvanasBiographicalwebsite in Spanish, information, operated by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, 1930s period home of governor Jesús T. Piñero
Casa Luis Muñoz RiveraBarranquitasBiographicalwebsite in Spanish, information, operated by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, home of politician Luis Muñoz Rivera
Casa Museo Joaquin de RojasBarranquitasHistoric houseinformation in Spanish, information
Casa PaoliPonceMusicMusical life of Antonio Paoli
Casa RoigHumacaoMultipleRegional history and contemporary art
Casa Rosada Abelardo Díaz AlfaroCaguasHistoric houseinformation in Spanish, 19th century period home with exhibits on Puerto Rican writers [Museum is closed permanently as of 5/7/2018]
Centro Ceremonial Indígena de CaguanaUtuadoIndigenous CultureOperated by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture
Centro Cultural de BarcelonetaBarcelonetaLocal historyinformation
Centro Musical Criollo José Ignacio QuintónCaguasMusicwebsite in Spanish, information in Spanish
El Castillo San Felipe del MorroSan JuanMilitaryPart of San Juan National Historic Site, 18th century fort
El Portal Rain Forest CenterRio GrandeNatural historyAnimals and plants of the El Yunque rain forest, its importance and conservation efforts
Fort San CristóbalSan JuanMilitaryPart of San Juan National Historic Site, 16th century fort
Francisco Oller MuseumBayamónMultipleinformation, local history and art
Fuerte de ViequesViequesMultipleHistory, art, Native culture; also known as Museum Fort Count Mirasol
Hacienda Buena VistaPonceFarmingHistoric coffee plantation and farm
Hacienda LealtadLaresFarmingHistoric coffee plantation and farm
La Casa BlancaSan JuanHistoric houseJuan Ponce de León’s family residence
Museo Bibiloteco Dr. Jose BarbosaBayamónBiographicalinformation, life of politician José Celso Barbosa
Museo Casa CanalesJayuyaBiographicalinformation in Spanish, information and photos, family of Nemesio Canales and their contributions to Puerto Rico's history
Museo Casa PuebloAdjuntasMultipleLocal culture, art, crafts, nature and the environment
Museo Caja de MuertosPonceNatureReserva Natural Isla Caja de Muertos: Laboratorio Natural para Fomentar el Estudio de las Aves dentro del Escutismo. Javier González Delgado. Universidad Metropolitana, Escuela Graduada de Asuntos Ambientales. San Juan, PR. Page 6. 7 December 2010. Accessed 14 March 2017. Fish, bird and reptile exhibits among others.
Museo Castillo SerrallésPonceRum HistoryHistoric 1930s mansion with exhibits about the island's sugar cane and rum industries, and local art exhibits
Museo de AguadaAguadaLocal historyinformation in Spanish, information[Museum is closed permanently as of 5/7/2018]
Museo de Arte de CaguasCaguasArtFacebook site in Spanish, information in Spanish, contemporary art
Museo de Arte de PoncePonceArtinformation in Spanish, European, Puerto Rican, and Latin American art
Museo de Arte Dr. Pio Lopez MartinezCayeyArtwebsite in Spanish, information, operated by the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, features works of Ramon Frade and a Puerto Rican poster collection
Museo de Arte, Historia y Cultura Casa AlonsoVega BajaMultipleAlso known as Casa Alonso
Museo de Arte e Historia de San JuanSan JuanMultipleinformation, information
Museo de Arte Religioso Porta CoeliSan GermánArtOperated by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, religious art from the colonial era in Latin America
Museo de Artes Populares de CaguasCaguasArtinformation in Spanish, folk art
Museo de CasalsSan JuanMusicinformation, information, works of cellist and composer Pablo Casals
Museo de la Historia de PoncePonceLocal historyPonce's ecology, economy, architecture, government, and elements of daily life
Museo de la Masacre de PoncePoncePoliticsSite of and history of the Ponce Massacre
Museo de Las AmericasSan JuanMultiplewebsite in Spanish, information, located in the Ballajá Barracks, history, art and culture of the Americas
Museo de Los ProceresCabo RojoMultiplewebsite in Spanish, art and local history
Museo de Recursos Historicos de LaresLaresMultipleinformation, art and local history
Museo de Vida SilvestreSan JuanWildlifeinformation [Museum is closed permanently as of 5/7/2018]
Museo del Cartel José PH. HernándezRío GrandeArtinformation
Museo del Autonomismo PuertorriqueñoPoncePoliticsHistory of Autonomism in Puerto Rico
Museo del IndioSan JuanNative Americaninformation, information, located in the Ballajá Barracks
Museo del NiñoSan JuanChildren'sinformation [Museum is closed permanently as of 5/7/2018]
Museo del Tabaco Herminio Torres GrilloCaguasIndustryinformation in Spanish, Facebook page, tobacco, snuff, hand rolling of cigars
Museo el CemiJayuyaNative Americaninformation in Spanish, information, Taino artifacts and culture
Museo Felisa Rincón de GautierSan JuanBiographicalinformation, information, life of Felisa Rincón de Gautier, first woman mayor of San Juan; also known as Museo de Doña Fela
Museo Francisco Pancho CoimbrePonceSportsPuerto Rican baseball and sports history
Museo Histórico de CaguasCaguasLocal historywebsite in Spanish
Museo Juan Antonio CorretjerCialesBiographicalinformation, life of poet Juan Antonio Corretjer
Museo del CafeCialesCoffeeHistory of coffee production in Ciales
Museo Mariana BracettiLaresArtinformation, local art and crafts
Museo Militar Guardia Nacional De Puerto RicoSan JuanMilitaryinformation, Puerto Rico National Guard, located in Puerta de Tierra
Museo Puertorriqueño del DeportesSalinasSportswebsite in Spanish, Puerto Rico Museum of Sports
Museo y Casa de Estudios Alfredo Ramírez de Arellano y RosellSan GermánArtwebsite in Spanish
Museo y Centro de Estudios Humanísticos, Dra. Josefina Camacho de la NuezGuraboArtwebsite in Spanish
Museo de Nuestra Raiz AfricanaSan JuanAfrican Americanwebsite in Spanish, information, slave trade in Puerto Rico and African American cultural heritage [Museum is closed permanently in 2016]
Museum of Art of Puerto RicoSan JuanArtArt of Puerto Rico
Museum of OptometryBayamónMedicalwebsite, part of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico's School of Optometry
Museum of Pharmacy and Medicinal PlantsSan JuanMedicalwebsite, part of the University of Puerto Rico – School of Pharmacy
Museo de la Arquitectura PonceñaPonceArchitecturePuerto Rican architecture with emphasis on Ponce architecture including Ponce Creole
Museo de la Música PuertorriqueñaPonceMusicMusic of Puerto Rico
Museum of the Conquest and Colonization of Puerto RicoGuaynaboArchaeology
Museum of the University of Puerto RicoSan JuanMultipleinformation, information, history, anthropology, art; also known as Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, located at University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Museum of Transportation of Puerto RicoGuaynaboTransportationAutomobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, horse-drawn carriages, ox wagon, history of transportation on the island
Palacete Los MoreauMocaHistoric house
Parque de BombasPonceFirefightingHistoric fire station and museum
Parque de las CienciasBayamónScience
Pico Pomar ResidenceCoamoLocal historyAlso known as the Coamo Historic Museum
Puerto Rican AthenaeumSan JuanArtIncludes an art gallery, theater, performance hall and library
Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary ArtSan JuanArt
Sala de Exhibiciones Rafael Carrión PachecoSan JuanCulturewebsite in Spanish, changing exhibits presented by Banco Popular
San Juan National Historic SiteSan JuanMilitaryIncludes colonial-era forts, bastions, powder houses, and three fourths of the old city wall, and the Fort San Cristóbal
Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial CenterPonceArchaeologyTaino archaeology site and museum

See also

  • Botanical gardens in Puerto Rico (category)
  • Houses in Puerto Rico (category)
  • Forts in Puerto Rico (category)
  • Nature Centers in Puerto Rico
  • Observatories in Puerto Rico (category)
  • Registered Historic Places in Puerto Rico

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