(Tulsa, Oklahoma - OK, USA)
Tulsa is blessed with a multitude of first-rate museums covering a wide range of subject matter, from dolls and ancient textiles to American history and the development of jazz. Those looking to take a stroll through their childhood should pay a visit to the Ida Dennie Willis Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, next to the Tulsa Country Club, where reminiscing is almost obligatory.
One not to miss is the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, which stands in the city's historic Union Depot Building, in downtown Tulsa, and celebrates the state's rich jazz and blues heritage. The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame boasts a extensive music and arts program, with live entertainment all through the year.
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
Address: 2021 East 71st Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma OK, 74136, USA
Tel: +1 918 492 1818
Home to a vast collection of Jewish memorabilia and historic finds, highlights at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art include numerous archeological items dating back to the early Bronze age. Priceless artifacts and artworks document around 4,000 years of Jewish culture.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, students and children
Ida Dennie Willis Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
Address: 628 North Country Club Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma OK, USA
Tel: +1 918 584 6654
Home to over 2,000 different dolls, dollhouses and miniatures, along with a mechanical carnival, this museum will thrill dollhouse lovers. Housed within a historic Tudor-style mansion dating back to 1910, other highlights include a large collection of antique toys and some interesting Native American dolls.
Open hours: Wednesday to Saturday - 11:00 to 16:30
Address: 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma OK, 74127, USA
Tel: +1 918 596 2700
If you want to immerse yourself in American history, this is the place to head. With a huge array of artifacts, artworks and famous manuscripts on display, ranging from the 19th century to the present, it is easy to see why this museum is so popular.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, students and active military, members and children 17 years old and under are free
International Linen Museum
Address: 4107 South Yale Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma OK, USA
Tel: +1 918 622 5223
Located inside Tulsa Promenade, this unique museum houses old linen along with various other textiles from around the world. Also on offer here are regular demonstrations and seminars.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 21:00, Sunday - noon to 18:00
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
Address: 111 East First Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma OK, 74120, USA
Tel: +1 918 281 8600
This museum honors the country's greatest jazz, gospel and blues musicians, and features an art gallery with portraits and sculptures along with a comprehensive musical library.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 13:00
Sunbelt Railroad Museum
Address: 1323 East 5th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma OK, 74120, USA
Tel: +1 918 584 3777
An interesting museum that restores and displays old passenger cars and other historic railroad machinery dating back to the time of the steam engine. Run purely as a non-profit organization, here visitors can gain an insight into the country's famous railroading heritage.
Open hours: Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00
Tulsa Historical Society Museum
Address: 2445 South Peoria Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma OK, 74114, USA
Tel: +1 918 712 9484
Recently opened, the city's Historical Society Museum documents local history and cultural heritage through regularly changing exhibitions and events. Look out for the oil-related souvenirs, the local ballet memorabilia and the acclaimed Music in the Mansion concerts.
Open hours: Thursday to Saturday - 10:00 to 14:00