- The definition of a museum is a building that houses famous works of art, important artifacts and historical objects, or other items of cultural or scientific significance.
The Louvre in Paris, where many famous art works hang including the Mona Lisa, is an example of a museum.
an institution, building, or room for preserving and exhibiting artistic, historical, or scientific objects
Origin of museumClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek mouseion, place for the Muses or for study ; from mousa, Muse
A building, place, or institution devoted to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, or artistic value.
Origin of museumLatin Mūsēum, from Greek Mouseion, shrine of the Muses, from Mouseios, of the Muses, from Mousa, Muse; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
(plural museums or musea)