The Museum is a building available in the Industrial Era.

Game Info

Building a Museum requires an Opera House (or a Theatre with EE) or any of its replacements.

  • +1 CultureIcon Culture
  • Has 2 slots for Greatwork Great Works of Art or Artifacts
  • Theming Bonus: Art of the same type, Civilization, and Era


A museum is a building or series of buildings designed to hold a civilization's most treasured possessions for public display. There are museums that contain collections of art, there are museums which contain fossils, items of historical interest, as well as museums holding costumes, jewels, ancient weapons, or virtually anything else which might be of value and interest. The Hermitage art museum in Saint Petersburg was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Open to the public since 1852, it is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world.

Unique Building Replacements


Art by LastSword

Castle Palace - Scotland (James VI) (LastSword)
  • +25% Science Science if both Greatwork Great Work slots are filled
  • Theming Bonuses reward +1 extra CultureIcon Culture and Tourism Tourism

Art by Janboruta

Kunsthaus - Saxony (Frederick Augustus I)
  • Has 3 Greatwork Great Workof Art slots (vs 2)
  • Unlocked at Architecture

Art by Leugi

Museo Andino - Perú (Ramón Castilla)
  • Generates Points towards the generation of Archaeologists
  • Earn a special theming bonus for combining Greatwork Artifacts from different civilizations and different Eras

Art by Firaxis

Staatsmuseum - The Boers (Paul Kruger)
  • Provides +2% Food Food Growth for every 2 Tourism Tourism produced by this city (max 20%)
  • Gives Goldenage Golden Age points for every Farm worked by the city
  • Unlocked at Industrialization

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