The list of museums in the Texas Panhandle encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Also included are non-profit art galleries and exhibit spaces.
The Texas Panhandle is a region of the U.S. state of Texas consisting of the northernmost 26 counties in the state. The panhandle is a rectangular area bordered by New Mexico to the west and Oklahoma to the north and east. The Handbook of Texas defines the southern border of Swisher County to be the southern boundary of the Texas Panhandle region.
According to the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission, the following counties constitute the Texas Panhandle:
Operated by the Armstrong County Museum, late 19th-century pioneer home of rancher Charles Goodnight, visitor center exhibits about the Goodnights, bison, and transportation and settlement of the area
Campus of West Texas A&M University, includes American West, pioneer and agriculture history, art, paleontology, decorative arts and furniture, firearms, antique vehicles, sports artifacts, textiles and an outdoor pioneer village
Includes 1930s period house, ranch and farm artifacts, replica blacksmith shop, military artifacts, needle art, Santa Fe Railroad and Native American artifacts, also known as Swisher County Archives & Museum