Makah Tribal Museum
The Makah Museum, also known as the Makah Cultural and Research Center, houses and interprets artifacts from the Ozette Archeological Site, a Makah village partly buried by a mudslide 300-500 years ago and discovered in 1970. The museum provides a glimpse of pre-contact Makah life. The exhibits feature 500 artifacts including whaling and fishing gear, basketry and replicas of a full size long house and canoes.
The permanent gallery exhibits 300-500 year old artifacts recovered from a Makah village at Ozette, Washington. There are 18 showcases, 3 dioramas and full-sized replicas of canoes and a longhouse. The showcases interpret Makah culture and history through artifacts, text and photographs.
Photographs, traditional clothing, basketry and carvings are some of our featured temporary exhibits. The temporary exhibits change throughout the years.
The garden offers outdoor exhibits located on the museum grounds. The garden contains many local native plants.
The museum opened in 1979 and is open to the public 7 days per week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.