Museums in Norfolk, VA


Adventure outside of the Virginia Beach area to check out these amazing museums!

norfolk harbor Norfolk, VA Harbor

1. Chrysler Museum of Art

Combining the love of art and people, the Chrysler Museum of Art offers a variety of exhibits, collections, programs and events that truly set them apart from any other art museum.


  • Temporary and permanent exhibitions
  • Online and print collections
  • Tours, classes and workshops
  • Lectures and talks
  • Family events

The Chrysler Museum of Art’s Glass Studio:

  • Offers classes and workshops for all skill levels (Glassblowing, Flameworking, Solid Working, Sandcasting, Glass Fusing, Coldworking and Kilncasting)
  • Third Thursday— Live music, cash bar and glass art
  • Vestibule— Changing Exhibition Space
  • Studio Rentals
  • Private Lessons


1 Memorial Park Place
Norfolk, VA

2. Nauticus

Nauticus is a science and technology center focusing on the economic, naval and nautical power of the sea. With one its most well known features being the Battleship Wisconsin, the museum also offers:

  • Changing and permanent exhibits
  • Hands-on exhibits
  • National-caliber traveling exhibits
  • Digital High Definition and 3D films on a giant screen
  • Sharks
  • Hampton Roads Naval Museum
  • Interior Tours

Special programs and activities include:

  • 5 exciting summer camps
  • Guided Command and Control Tour
  • Fantail Film Festival
  • Girl and Boy Scout events
  • Junior Scientists Club

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1 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA

3. Norfolk Southern Museum

At the Norfolk Southern Museum, you can discover a variety of historical items and colorful heritage. The unique features of the museum include:

  • Close up view of 900-pound Railroad Coupler
  • Sit in a locomotive simulator
  • Historical exhibits
  • Artifacts
  • Civil War era track
  • Vintage hand tools
  • Diagrams to teach hand signals to railroad trainees


The Norfolk Southern Museum is FREE and open to the public!


3 Commercial Place
Ground Floor
Norfolk, VA


Interested in the seeing a show or sporting event while in Norfolk? CLICK HERE to learn about the Seven Venues.