Museums & Galleries Showcase Our
History and Arts Scene

Wilmington is a melting pot of creative souls and a place where creativity and an independent spirit is nurtured. An abundance of museums featuring signature exhibitions and galleries supporting local and regional artists complement our storied history and thriving arts scene.

Immerse yourself in arts and history, including visiting North Carolina’s oldest history museum and an island museum specific to beach history. Tour galleries showcasing original paintings, sculptures, blown glass and pottery, and view pedestrian art installations as you stroll through downtown Wilmington.

Check out our calendar of events for a list of museums, galleries, special exhibitions and more.