A lighthouse museum is a museum specializing in the display of historical objects relating to lighthouses. These museums are either stand alone buildings or are present in lighthouses that are active or inactive. Objects displayed include tools lighthouse keepers used at the time in their everyday lives to maintain the light as well as historic objects such as the Fresnel lens. In addition to navigation, lighthouses in general continue to operate almost as "small maritime museums".
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The following is a list of lighthouse museums that are located worldwide. All of these entries are located on lighthouse property which may or may not be privately run, these areas include the lighthouse tower, keepers residence, and other buildings that were built to aid. The entries on this list include reliable sources that must mention a "lighthouse museum" on the given property.
Museums not in lighthouses
- National Lighthouse Museum – New York, USA
- National Lighthouse Museum, South Korea – South Korea
- North Carolina Maritime Museum – North Carolina, USA
- A.^ The opening date refers to the current museum.
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