Visiting a museum is always a unique experience, as each one has its own distinct characteristics, style, and of course, content. Museum subjects vary greatly from city to city, and can range from firefighter's museums to fine art, to sports. If you need help making a selection, our 10Best list highlights the top spots to visit in Buffalo.

UB Anderson Gallery


An award winning renovated building, the UB Anderson Gallery is located in University Heights, less than one mile from UB's South Campus. Featuring a collection of modern and contemporary art, temporary exhibitions are presented year round in...  Read More

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum


Among the country's seven Karpeles museums, the Buffalo branch boasts an extensive collection of manuscripts that remains unrivaled anywhere. The national archives contain more than a million items, including Einstein's "Theory of Relativity,"...  Read More

Burchfield Penney Art Center


This gallery houses a comprehensive gathering of art from Western New York, including the world's largest compilation of work by famed watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield. Equally impressive is the accompanying collection of archived Burchfield...  Read More

Buffalo Museum of Science


This well-stocked museum has a little of everything, including mummies and one of the biggest Kodiak bears in the world.

Castellani Art Museum


This massive facility showcases an impressive collection of contemporary art, with more than 3000 works on display. The emphasis is given to cultural and folk art, providing broad exposure to many otherwise unknown masterpieces. Numerous...  Read More

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society


Both the pacemaker and Cheerios have roots in Buffalo, and the county historical society makes sure the world knows it. The society is housed in the only structure remaining from the city's 1901 Pan American Exposition. Thousands of artifacts...  Read More

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Niagara Gorge Discovery Center


Located near the Aquarium of Niagara across from the falls, this unique museum houses exhibits that reveal the geologic history of the Niagara Gorge, dating back 435 million years, and the 12,000-year history of the falls itself. Presentations...  Read More

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Roycroft Museum


Founded in 1892 by Elbert Hubbard, Roycroft quickly emerged as a thriving, influential arts and craft community. Hubbard enlisted the talents of authors such as Stephen Crane and entertained influential visitors like Edison, Rockefeller, and...  Read More

Original American Kazoo Company Museum


This entertaining museum details the history of the kazoo, and is actually located inside the only original metal kazoo factory in the world. Watch as new kazoos are crafted, and then make your own. A visit to the gift shop, of course, is a must...  Read More