The best museums in Birmingham in February 2023

These are the top 5 best museums in Birmingham, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Birmingham:

  1. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute1

    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    Birmingham, AL
    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a large interpretive museum and research center in Birmingham, Alabama that depicts the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. The Institute is located in the Civil Rights District , which includes the historic 16th Street Baptist Church ,
  2. Birmingham Museum of Art2

    Birmingham Museum of Art

    Birmingham, AL
    Founded in 1951, the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama , today has one of the finest collections in the Southeastern United States , with more than 24,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and decorative arts representing a numerous diverse cultures, including Asian , European ,
  3. Birmingham Zoo3

    Birmingham Zoo

    Birmingham, AL
    The Birmingham Zoo is a zoological park that opened in 1955 in Birmingham, Alabama (US). The Birmingham Zoo is an independent, not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), participating in AZA Species Survival Plans (SSP). The Birmingham Zo
  4. Southern Museum of Flight4

    Southern Museum of Flight

    Birmingham, AL
    The Southern Museum of Flight is a civilian aviation museum Birmingham, Alabama . The facility features nearly 100 aircraft, as well as engines, models, artifacts, photographs, and paintings. In addition, the Southern Museum of Flight is home to the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame, which presents Al
  5. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame5

    Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

    Birmingham, AL
    The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame ( ASHOF ) is a state museum located in Birmingham, Alabama , dedicated to communicating the state’s athletic history. The museum displays over 5,000 objects related to athletes who were born in Alabama or earned fame through athletics that reflects positively upon the

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