The best museums in Detroit in 2022

These are the top 10 best museums in Detroit, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Detroit, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Detroit.

These are the best museums in Detroit:

  1. Detroit Institute of Arts1

    Detroit Institute of Arts

    The Detroit Institute of Arts ( DIA ), located in Midtown Detroit , Michigan , has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. With over 100 galleries, it covers 658,000 square feet (61,100 m ) with a major renovation and expansion project completed in 2007 that add
  2. Ford Piquette Avenue Plant2

    Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

    The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is a former factory located within the Milwaukee Junction area of Detroit , Michigan, in the United States. Built in 1904, it was the second center of automobile production for the Ford Motor Company , after the Ford Mack Avenue Plant . At the Piquette Avenue Plant, th
  3. Charles H. Wright Museum of African-american History3

    Charles H. Wright Museum of African-american History

    The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History , or The Wright , is located in Detroit , Michigan in the U.S. ; inside the city's Midtown Cultural Center is one of the world's oldest independent African American museums . Founded in 1965, The Wright museum holds the world's largest perma
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  5. Motown Museum4

    Motown Museum

    " Hitsville U.S.A. " is the nickname given to Motown 's first headquarters and recording studio. The house (formerly a photographers' studio) is located at 2648 West Grand Boulevard in Detroit , Michigan , near the New Center area. The house was purchased by Motown founder Berry Gordy in 1959. After
  6. Belle Isle Aquarium5

    Belle Isle Aquarium

    The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit , Michigan . Designed by noted architects George D. Mason and Albert Kahn , it opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The
  7. Belle Isle Nature Center6

    Belle Isle Nature Center

    A small zoo area where there are deer, a bird watching station and also a functioning beehive. A nice place to cool off and enjoy nature.
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  9. Dossin Great Lakes Museum7

    Dossin Great Lakes Museum

    The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is an historical maritime museum in Detroit , Michigan . Located on The Strand on Belle Isle Park along the Detroit River , this museum places special interest on Detroit's role on national and regional maritime history. The 16,000-square-foot (1,500 m ) museum features
  10. Detroit Historical Museum8

    Detroit Historical Museum

    The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Avenue in the city's Cultural Center Historic District in Midtown Detroit . It chronicles the history of the Detroit area from cobblestone streets, 19th century stores, the auto assembly line, toy trains, fur trading from the 18th century, an
  11. Michigan Science Center9

    Michigan Science Center

    The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is a Smithsonian-affiliate science museum in Detroit , Michigan . The mission of the Michigan Science Center is to inspire curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a creative, dynamic learn
  12. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit10

    Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit


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