The best museums in Durham in 2022

These are the top 5 best museums in Durham, 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.

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These are the best museums in Durham:

  1. Duke Lemur Center1

    Duke Lemur Center

    Durham, NC
    The Duke Lemur Center is an 85-acre (34 ha) sanctuary for rare and endangered strepsirrhine primates , located at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina . It is the largest sanctuary for strepsirrhine primates in the world. The center is open to the public through tours, for which visitors must
  2. Museum of Life and Science2

    Museum of Life and Science

    Durham, NC
    The Museum of Life and Science —previously known as the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science and the NC Children's Museum —is an 84-acre (340,000 m ) science museum located in Durham , North Carolina , United States. The museum exists in the midst the Northgate Park neighborhood, bisected by Mu
  3. Nasher Museum of Art3

    Nasher Museum of Art

    Durham, NC
    The Nasher Museum of Art (previously the Duke University Museum of Art ) is the art museum of Duke University , and is located on Duke's campus in Durham, North Carolina , United States. The Nasher, along with Dartmouth's Hood Museum of Art and Princeton's Art Museum , has been recognized as a pla
  4. Duke Homestead4

    Duke Homestead

    Durham, NC
    Duke Homestead State Historic Site is a state historic site and National Historic Landmark in Durham , North Carolina . The site belongs to the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural resources and commemorates the place where Washington Duke founded the nation's largest early-20th-century
  5. Stagville State Historic Site5

    Stagville State Historic Site

    Durham, NC

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