About Great Museums

The award-winning documentary series GREAT MUSEUMS opens the doors of the museum world to millions of viewers through public television and new media.  

Stories of history and progress fill us with pride or shame. Stories of art and culture inspire and challenge us. Stories of nature and science unleash a lifelong love of discovery.

Our museums are living, cultural institutions that hold the treasures and tell the tales of our collective experiences.

Over 15,000 museums in the United States alone offer thousands of different experiences and display millions of objects from around the world. Touch a moon rock. Float weightlessly at zero gravity in a space flight simulator. Stand chest to chest with George Washington’s uniform. Examine the intricate brush strokes of a painting by Van Gogh.

GREAT MUSEUMS offers an insider’s perspective on what makes a museum, earning the respect and trust of museum professionals and curating a community of learners among its followers.

With more than 40 documentaries on museums in the U.S. and also in Cuba, the series has garnered dozens of television awards for excellence, including multiple Cine Golden Eagles, Telly Awards, and Aurora Excellence Awards. The series airs coast to coast on public television stations representing more than 85% of US households.

Executive produced by Marc Doyle and Chesney Blankenstein Doyle, GREAT MUSEUMS is underwritten by the Eureka Foundation, a private foundation established to promote the educational power of television and new media.


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