San Francisco Museums

San Francisco is not just a fun city, but it's also full of culture. These are some of its most important museums and art galleries:

The Most Important Museums in San Francisco

Museum of Modern Art SFMOMA

Displaying masterpieces by artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Dalí and Miró, the SFMOMA is considered to be the city's best museum.

Legion of Honor

Legion of Honor is one of the most important museums in San Francisco. Inside, you'll find works by artists such as Rodin, Rembrandt, Monet and Rubens.

Asian Art Museum

Originally gifted to the city by a millionaire art collector, the Asian Art Museum houses one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world.

De Young Museum

Reopened in 2005, the de Young Museum houses a large collection of 19th and 20th century artwork. It also exhibits African works of art.

Family-Friendly Museums


The Exploratorium is far more than a museum; it's a unique place where both adults and children alike can explore the world through science.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

The Madame Tussauds museum has replaced the original San Francisco Wax Museum and houses models of both historical and present day figures.

Interesting and Surprising Museums

Cable Car Museum

The Cable Car Museum is the perfect place to learn all about the most endearing means of transport in San Francisco.

Musée Mécanique

The Musée Mécanique is a collector's dream come true! This interactive museum is home to 20th century penny arcade games and over 300 mechanical machines.

Other Museums

Contemporary Jewish Museum

This museum aims to make the diversity of the Jewish experience relevant for a 21st-century audience, mainly through temporary exhibitions-

Cartoon Art Museum

Opened in 1984, this museum specialises in comics and cartoons and has over 6,000 original pieces.