This list of museums in North Carolina is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.
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Museum and Archives of Rockingham County | NC Weekend | UNC-TV - The MARC, housed near Reidsville, NC in the town of Wentworth's historic courthouse, proudly displays both the local history of Rockingham County and its role in US history as a whole.
- Appalachian Cultural Museum, Boone, part of Appalachian State University, exhibits closed in 2006 but remain online
- Chapel Hill Museum, Chapel Hill, closed in 2010
- Charlotte Trolley Museum, Charlotte
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fire Education Center and Museum, Charlotte, closed in 2009
- Cleveland County Historical Museum, Shelby, closed in 2012, site now home to the Earl Scruggs Center
- Doll & Miniature Museum of High Point, closed in 2012
- Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, closed in 2010
- Grimes Mill, Salisbury, destroyed by fire in 2013
- Health Adventure, Asheville, closed in 2013
- LATIBAH Collard Green Museum, Charlotte, closed in 2015, currently no physical site
- Latta House, Raleigh, destroyed by fire in 2007
- Maimy Etta Black Fine Arts Museum and Historical Society, Forest City, destroyed by fire, March 2009, "WNC Profile: Mamie Thompson Gumbs", WNC Magazine, January 2009, NC ECHO museum information and photos
- Mountain Farm & Home Museum, Hendersonville
- Sparta Teapot Museum of Craft and Design, Sparta, closed in 2010
- Aquaria in North Carolina (category)
- List of museums in the United States
- List of nature centers in North Carolina
- Observatories in North Carolina (category)
- North Carolina Museums Council
- North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online - includes listings and photos of NC museums
- Learn NC