Museums

From the arts to natural history, there are plenty of museum to check out in your area!
These locations offer year-round exhibitions, classes, tours and more.
Check out the listings bellow for more information!


Bridgehampton Museum   The Bridgehampton Museum serves as an historic and cultural hub for the community of Bridgehampton and the surrounding areas. Deeply rooted in the history of the East End, we aim to continue and foster appreciation for the traditions of eastern Long Island.  Via its lectures, exhibits, concerts, tours and special events the Museum welcomes both residents of and visitors to Bridgehampton in activities that celebrate the area’s rich cultural heritage. The Museum’s Archives offers scholarly researchers as well as the general public access to historic photos, documents, maps and works of art that offer insight into our community’s history.   https://bhmuseum.org/about.php

Bridgehampton Museum

The Bridgehampton Museum serves as an historic and cultural hub for the community of Bridgehampton and the surrounding areas. Deeply rooted in the history of the East End, we aim to continue and foster appreciation for the traditions of eastern Long Island.

Via its lectures, exhibits, concerts, tours and special events the Museum welcomes both residents of and visitors to Bridgehampton in activities that celebrate the area’s rich cultural heritage. The Museum’s Archives offers scholarly researchers as well as the general public access to historic photos, documents, maps and works of art that offer insight into our community’s history.

https://bhmuseum.org/about.php

CMEE (Children’s Museum of the East End)   CMEE upholds its mission “to spark imagination and foster learning for children of all backgrounds and abilities and to build strong connections within the East End community by providing playful experiences” by presenting educational exhibits and programs and by partnering with other arts and social service organizations to address issues that concern families in the community.   https://www.cmee.org

CMEE (Children’s Museum of the East End)

CMEE upholds its mission “to spark imagination and foster learning for children of all backgrounds and abilities and to build strong connections within the East End community by providing playful experiences” by presenting educational exhibits and programs and by partnering with other arts and social service organizations to address issues that concern families in the community.

https://www.cmee.org

 
The Dan Flavin Art Institute   Originally built as a firehouse in 1908, the building operated as a church from 1924 to the mid-1970s, and was renovated under the direction of the artist to evoke the building’s former uses: a newel post in the entrance hall is painted red in memory of the building’s years as a firehouse, and the original church doors have been moved to the entrance of a small exhibition space on the second floor that contains memorabilia, including a neon cross, collected from and about the church.   https://www.diaart.org/visit/visit/the-dan-flavin-art-institute-bridgehampton-united-states

The Dan Flavin Art Institute

Originally built as a firehouse in 1908, the building operated as a church from 1924 to the mid-1970s, and was renovated under the direction of the artist to evoke the building’s former uses: a newel post in the entrance hall is painted red in memory of the building’s years as a firehouse, and the original church doors have been moved to the entrance of a small exhibition space on the second floor that contains memorabilia, including a neon cross, collected from and about the church.

https://www.diaart.org/visit/visit/the-dan-flavin-art-institute-bridgehampton-united-states

East Hampton Historical Society   The East Hampton Historical Society serves the residents and visitors of East Hampton by collecting, preserving, presenting and interpreting the material, cultural and economic heritage of the town and its surroundings.  The East Hampton Historical Society is the parent organization for a complex of seven museums, national landmark historic sites and workshop facilities of both local and national importance   https://easthamptonhistory.org/about-us/

East Hampton Historical Society

The East Hampton Historical Society serves the residents and visitors of East Hampton by collecting, preserving, presenting and interpreting the material, cultural and economic heritage of the town and its surroundings.

The East Hampton Historical Society is the parent organization for a complex of seven museums, national landmark historic sites and workshop facilities of both local and national importance

https://easthamptonhistory.org/about-us/

Eastville Community Heritage Museum   This museum was founded in 1981 and chartered by New York State in 1986 to preserve the history of the working-class community of Eastville and to tell the story of St. David AME Zion Church. The church remains in its original location, built in 1839 by African Americans and Native Americans on Eastville Avenue. It is widely believed to have been a stop along the  Underground Railroad . Its founding Pastor, Rev. P. Thompson, was a noted Abolitionist and friend of Frederick Douglas. The Society also owns, upkeeps, preserves and protects the adjacent century-old cemetery in which African and Native Americans of the earlier St. David's church membership are buried, many of whom were  Sag Harbor Whalers .   https://www.eastvillehistorical.org/

Eastville Community Heritage Museum

This museum was founded in 1981 and chartered by New York State in 1986 to preserve the history of the working-class community of Eastville and to tell the story of St. David AME Zion Church. The church remains in its original location, built in 1839 by African Americans and Native Americans on Eastville Avenue. It is widely believed to have been a stop along the Underground Railroad. Its founding Pastor, Rev. P. Thompson, was a noted Abolitionist and friend of Frederick Douglas. The Society also owns, upkeeps, preserves and protects the adjacent century-old cemetery in which African and Native Americans of the earlier St. David's church membership are buried, many of whom were Sag Harbor Whalers.

https://www.eastvillehistorical.org/

 
Guild Hall   Guild Hall, one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the country to combine a museum, theater, and education space under one roof, was established in 1931 as a gathering place for community where an appreciation for the arts would serve to encourage greater civic participation.  Telephone: 631-324-0806  158 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937   https://www.guildhall.org

Guild Hall

Guild Hall, one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the country to combine a museum, theater, and education space under one roof, was established in 1931 as a gathering place for community where an appreciation for the arts would serve to encourage greater civic participation.

Telephone: 631-324-0806

158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937

https://www.guildhall.org

Longhouse Reserve   LongHouse Reserve was founded by   Jack Lenor Larsen  , internationally known textile designer, author, and collector. His home, LongHouse, was built as a case study to exemplify a creative approach to contemporary life. He believes visitors experiencing art in living spaces have a unique learning experience--more meaningful than the best media. LongHouse contains 13,000 square feet, and 18 spaces on four levels. The gardens present the designed landscape as an art form and offer a diversity of sites for the sculpture installations.  LongHouse encompasses nearly 16 acres of East Hampton Township's great Northwest Woods. Since he acquired the property in 1975, Jack Larsen has laid out an entrance drive lined with majestic cryptomerias, established lawns and ornamental borders, and defined major spaces as settings for plant collections and sculpture.   https://www.longhouse.org/pages/about-longhouse-reserve

Longhouse Reserve

LongHouse Reserve was founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, internationally known textile designer, author, and collector. His home, LongHouse, was built as a case study to exemplify a creative approach to contemporary life. He believes visitors experiencing art in living spaces have a unique learning experience--more meaningful than the best media. LongHouse contains 13,000 square feet, and 18 spaces on four levels. The gardens present the designed landscape as an art form and offer a diversity of sites for the sculpture installations.

LongHouse encompasses nearly 16 acres of East Hampton Township's great Northwest Woods. Since he acquired the property in 1975, Jack Larsen has laid out an entrance drive lined with majestic cryptomerias, established lawns and ornamental borders, and defined major spaces as settings for plant collections and sculpture.

https://www.longhouse.org/pages/about-longhouse-reserve

Mulford Farm   Viewed as an artifact which has been shaped to fit the needs and the pleasure of those who have lived in it, the house itself has much to tell us about the origins of Colonial New England society and the changes which still affect our lives in the present-day. The importance of the Mulford Farm has been recognized by state and federal funding agencies as well as foundations who have partially funded stabilization and restoration efforts to date. Partial funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York State Institute for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute of Museum Services, Rock Foundation, J.M. Kaplan Fund, Arthur Ross Foundation, American Express Foundation, Vincent Mulford Foundation, Ben Krupinski Builders, and Ella B. Aldrich.   https://easthampton.com/history/mulford-farm/

Mulford Farm

Viewed as an artifact which has been shaped to fit the needs and the pleasure of those who have lived in it, the house itself has much to tell us about the origins of Colonial New England society and the changes which still affect our lives in the present-day. The importance of the Mulford Farm has been recognized by state and federal funding agencies as well as foundations who have partially funded stabilization and restoration efforts to date. Partial funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York State Institute for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute of Museum Services, Rock Foundation, J.M. Kaplan Fund, Arthur Ross Foundation, American Express Foundation, Vincent Mulford Foundation, Ben Krupinski Builders, and Ella B. Aldrich.

https://easthampton.com/history/mulford-farm/

 
Parrish Art Museum   The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, the presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world  Telephone: 631-283-7006  279 Montauk Highway  Water Mill, NY 11976   https://parrishart.org

Parrish Art Museum

The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, the presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world

Telephone: 631-283-7006

279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976

https://parrishart.org

The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center   The Springs-based home was both a work and living space for artists Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock from the 1940’s until Krasner’s death in the mid 1980’s. There are scheduled tours of the property available as well as family art workshops each month.  Telephone: 631-324-4929  830 Springs-Fireplace Road  East Hampton, NY 11937   https://www.stonybrook.edu/   commcms/pkhouse/

The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

The Springs-based home was both a work and living space for artists Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock from the 1940’s until Krasner’s death in the mid 1980’s. There are scheduled tours of the property available as well as family art workshops each month.

Telephone: 631-324-4929

830 Springs-Fireplace Road
East Hampton, NY 11937

https://www.stonybrook.edu/
commcms/pkhouse/

Sag Harbor Historical Society   The mission of the Sag Harbor Historical Society is to promote and encourage public education and appreciation with respect to the history of the Village of Sag Harbor, and to foster and otherwise work for the preservation of the historic buildings, sites and other materials. The Society maintains two historic sites: the museum building housed in one of the oldest homes in Sag Harbor and the 1916 jailhouse.   https://sagharborhistorical.org

Sag Harbor Historical Society

The mission of the Sag Harbor Historical Society is to promote and encourage public education and appreciation with respect to the history of the Village of Sag Harbor, and to foster and otherwise work for the preservation of the historic buildings, sites and other materials. The Society maintains two historic sites: the museum building housed in one of the oldest homes in Sag Harbor and the 1916 jailhouse.

https://sagharborhistorical.org

 
Sag Harbor Whaling Museum   The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum contains one of the largest collections of whaling artifacts in the country, and in located in the historic Masonic Temple.  The mission of the museum is to preserve, interpret and promote the culture of Sag Harbor through its collection of historical objects related to the village’s whaling history, as well as the presentation of contemporary exhibits and events that reflect the culture of the village today and put Sag Harbor’s past and present into context.   http://www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org/

Sag Harbor Whaling Museum

The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum contains one of the largest collections of whaling artifacts in the country, and in located in the historic Masonic Temple.

The mission of the museum is to preserve, interpret and promote the culture of Sag Harbor through its collection of historical objects related to the village’s whaling history, as well as the presentation of contemporary exhibits and events that reflect the culture of the village today and put Sag Harbor’s past and present into context.

http://www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org/

Southampton Art Center   Southampton Arts Center has become a hub for arts and culture on the East End with almost 40,000 visitors, 6 exhibitions and over 200 events in 2017 alone. The broad programming is delivered year-round through an impressive array of partners including New York Academy of Art, Hamptons International Film Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Telluride Mountain film, the Watermill Center, and many more. With the recent upgrade of the theater, including state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, lighting and new seating, Southampton Arts Center has expanded its breadth of programming to include first-run films, theatrical performances and concerts.    https://southamptonartscenter.org/

Southampton Art Center

Southampton Arts Center has become a hub for arts and culture on the East End with almost 40,000 visitors, 6 exhibitions and over 200 events in 2017 alone. The broad programming is delivered year-round through an impressive array of partners including New York Academy of Art, Hamptons International Film Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Telluride Mountain film, the Watermill Center, and many more. With the recent upgrade of the theater, including state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, lighting and new seating, Southampton Arts Center has expanded its breadth of programming to include first-run films, theatrical performances and concerts.


https://southamptonartscenter.org/

Shinnecock History Museum   Established in 2001 as the only Native American owned and operated nongovernmental, not for profit, Native American owned and operated organization on Long Island dedicated to honoring the Ancestors and living history as Algonquin descendants. We exhibit Shinnecock history spanning over the 10,00 years our people have inhabited this area now called Long Island. Built from Adirondack white pine, our facilities contains 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. Our Museum has recently added some new cultural material items to our permanent display. Originally on display at the Southampton Historical Museum in 2011, for their exhibition, 10,000 Years of Hunting and Fishing on Long Island, these items that help illustrate the different time periods of Shinnecock history: Paleolithic, Archaic, Woodland and Historic periods for their exhibition. Our Museum has now acquired these items for our main exhibit – A Walk with the People.  The mission of the Shinnecock Cultural Center & Museum (opened in 2001) is to promote awareness, understanding and an appreciation of Shinnecock history and culture.   http://www.shinnecockmuseum.com/

Shinnecock History Museum

Established in 2001 as the only Native American owned and operated nongovernmental, not for profit, Native American owned and operated organization on Long Island dedicated to honoring the Ancestors and living history as Algonquin descendants. We exhibit Shinnecock history spanning over the 10,00 years our people have inhabited this area now called Long Island. Built from Adirondack white pine, our facilities contains 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. Our Museum has recently added some new cultural material items to our permanent display. Originally on display at the Southampton Historical Museum in 2011, for their exhibition, 10,000 Years of Hunting and Fishing on Long Island, these items that help illustrate the different time periods of Shinnecock history: Paleolithic, Archaic, Woodland and Historic periods for their exhibition. Our Museum has now acquired these items for our main exhibit – A Walk with the People.

The mission of the Shinnecock Cultural Center & Museum (opened in 2001) is to promote awareness, understanding and an appreciation of Shinnecock history and culture.

http://www.shinnecockmuseum.com/

 
SOFO (South Fork Natural History Museum)   The South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) & Nature Center is the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island. Founded in 1988 by a group of South Fork naturalists as The Nature Clubhouse in Amagansett, the museum opened at its permanent location in May, 2005 in eastern Suffolk County at 377 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton, New York.  A place for children and adults of all ages to discover, explore, learn, and engage, the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center is open seven days a week, except on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is open for an additional hour from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year (Mid September – Mid June) for free admission.   https://sofo.org/

SOFO (South Fork Natural History Museum)

The South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) & Nature Center is the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island. Founded in 1988 by a group of South Fork naturalists as The Nature Clubhouse in Amagansett, the museum opened at its permanent location in May, 2005 in eastern Suffolk County at 377 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton, New York.

A place for children and adults of all ages to discover, explore, learn, and engage, the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center is open seven days a week, except on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is open for an additional hour from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year (Mid September – Mid June) for free admission.

https://sofo.org/

The Water Mill Museum   Water Mill is a historic watermill located at Water Mill in Suffolk County, New York, USA. It is a 2-story, heavy wood-frame structure with a wood-shingle exterior and composed of two building sections. There is a 2-story, square-shaped main section and 1-story, one-bay wing.  Located in Watermill, NY.   http://www.watermillmuseum.org/

The Water Mill Museum

Water Mill is a historic watermill located at Water Mill in Suffolk County, New York, USA. It is a 2-story, heavy wood-frame structure with a wood-shingle exterior and composed of two building sections. There is a 2-story, square-shaped main section and 1-story, one-bay wing.

Located in Watermill, NY.

http://www.watermillmuseum.org/