Nebraska History Museum

12,000 years of history! Many people and cultures have made Nebraska their home. Come see fascinating artifacts and hear amazing stories from our rich past.

  • Learn about life in Nebraska before it became a state, what it was like to live in Nebraska during the early years of statehood, and the moments that affected all Nebraskans.
  • See unique artifacts only on display at the Nebraska History Museum.
  • Participate in a variety of educational programs for children and adults.

We have over 125,000 objects in our collections and we continue to collect items that tell the story of Nebraska's history.  To see what is currently on display, visit our Exhibits page.


People visiting the museum

Storefront of NSHS

Plan Visit

Monday-Friday, 10:00am - 5:30pm; Saturday, 1:00pm - 5:30pm; Sunday, CLOSED   (closed state holidays)


131 Centennial Mall North (Centennial Mall & P St.)
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Street parking along P St. and Centennial Mall. Garages nearby:

Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Wheelchairs free of charge, first come, first serve. Service animals are permitted.

Flash photography is not permitted.

No food and beverage in galleries.


January 26, 2018
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Exhibit Opening and Artist Talk


Hear artist Jim Lommasson speak about his work in What We Carried: Lincoln, an exhibit that tells the story of...

February 2, 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm

First Friday Opening Reception


View the new exhibit What We Carried: Lincoln, a collaborative photo storytelling project of the Yazidi...

February 5, 2018
12:00pm to 12:15pm

Noon Bites


Hear Melissa Marsh, author of Nebraska POW Camps: A History of World War II Prisoners in the Heartland give...

Two kids looking at a book in a museum

Landmark Store

  • Unique gifts, books, art, and products celebrating Nebraska and its peoples
  • Nebraska History Museum, Nebraska State Capitol, Chimney Rock Historic Site, Ft. Robinson History Center Locations
  • 10% discount for NSHS members
  • 402-471-3447

Rental and Event Information Coming Soon

Yearly memberships start at $32

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