The best museums in Norfolk in December 2023

These are the top 5 best museums in Norfolk, 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.

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

Looking for the best museums in Norfolk? These are the best ones:

  1. Nauticus National Maritime Center1

    Nauticus National Maritime Center

    Norfolk, VA
    Nauticus, also known as the National Maritime Center, is a maritime-themed science center and museum. It is conveniently located on the downtown waterfront in Norfolk, Virginia. This location offers visitors easy access to the museum and its exhibits, as well as stunning views of the waterfront.
  2. Uss Wisconsin Bb-642

    Uss Wisconsin Bb-64

    Norfolk, VA
    The USS Wisconsin (BB-64), affectionately known as Wisky or WisKy, is an American battleship of the Iowa class. It is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named after the American state of Wisconsin. This historical vessel offers a unique insight into naval history and the strategic importance of naval warfare.
  3. Chrysler Museum of Art3

    Chrysler Museum of Art

    Norfolk, VA
    The Chrysler Museum of Art, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is a public institution that operates with private support. It is named after Walter P. Chrysler Jr., the owner of the famous automotive company and a well-known collector. The museum was founded in 1939 and has continued to grow and develop since then, particularly after the significant donation from the Chrysler family in 1971.
  4. Virginia Zoological Park4

    Virginia Zoological Park

    Norfolk, VA
    The Virginia Zoological Park, located adjacent to Lafayette Park in Norfolk, Virginia, spans across 53 acres. This expansive area provides ample space for a variety of animal exhibits and attractions.
  5. The Hermitage Museum & Gardens5

    The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

    Norfolk, VA

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