Museums and Art Galleries

There are a few great sites that provide a complete resource for museums and the arts in New Hampshire.  It is an extensive assortment and sure to provide an interesting cultural, artistic or historic experience.

Museum Listings

NH Living  allows you find museums by region in an easy viewing and searching format.

Visit NH is part of the NH Tourism web site and provides listings and descriptions of many NH museums.  You can also search down to the town level to determine how far you need to travel to get there.

Museums USA provides an alphabetical list of all of the towns and cities in NH that have a museum.  You may discover one in your own back yard!

Arts and Crafts

Art Collecting is a guide and listing of fine art galleries located in New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Art Association is a non-profit educational & professional association with 400+ member artists who come primarily from NH, ME, MA & VT. The member artwork is on display and for sale at the NHAA’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth.

The League of NH Craftsmen is a well-established organization that runs an impressive craft fair every summer in Sunapee. The organization works to encourage, nurture and promote the creation, use and preservation of fine contemporary and traditional craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community. Check out their unique regional galleries where you can see (and buy) outstanding crafts. Stores are listed below and can be viewed on the League’s website as well.

Center Sandwich Retail Gallery
32 Main Street
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
603-284-6831 (May-October)

Concord Retail Gallery
36 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

Hanover Retail Gallery
13 Lebanon Street
Hanover, NH 03755

Littleton Retail Gallery
81 Main Street
(at the Village Book Store)
Littleton, NH 03561

Meredith Retail Gallery
279 Daniel Webster Highway
(next to The Inn at Church Landing)
Meredith, NH 03253

North Conway Retail Gallery
Main Street/Route 16
North Conway, NH 03860

Wolfeboro Retail Gallery
15 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

Factoid – The League of NH Craftsmen Annual Fair is the oldest craft fair in the US, dating back to 1933

The Lakes Region Art Association (LRAA) is a non-profit providing education and support to local artists, both amateur and professional, in the Lakes Region. The LRAA Art Gallery represents over 25 artists and photographers from the area. Original works in oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, photography and more are available and on display. The group hosts special event exhibits, artist demonstrations, and classes and workshops.