8 of the Best Museum Gift Shops You Can Browse Online


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For centuries, museums have played a pivotal role in the preservation and presentation of art. In addition to maintaining collections, however, modern-day museums offer all kinds of extra goodies, including fun events, unique public programs, and, of course, gift shops!

In the past, you likely perused these stores after a long day at the museum. Today, however, more and more institutions are setting up shop on the web, allowing you to browse their products with the click of a mouse—and adding a creative touch to online shopping.

If you were wondering which gift shops are out there (within digital reach), you're in luck. We're here to give you  a tour of this trend by presenting a curated collection of the best online museum gift shops. Once you've virtually visited each site, be sure to stop by My Modern Met Store, your one-stop shop for all things artistic!

Tour a selection of must-visit museum gift shops.


The Met Store


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Since 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been known for its world-class collection of art. Echoing its encyclopedic approach to collecting, The Met Store features all kinds of unique products inspired by cultures and art from across the globe. The best part? According to the shop's site, each purchase supports the Met by funding the study, conservation, and presentation of its collections. It's a win-win!


The Tate Shop


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The Tate is one of the most celebrated arts institutions in the world. In its four museums—the Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St Ives—it houses the United Kingdom's national collection of British, modern, and contemporary art. Given its comprehensive nature, it's no surprise that its online shop is packed with an eclectic collection of creative products, which visitors can sort by artist, exhibition, theme, and even color.


SFMOMA Museum Store


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The SFMOMA Museum Store offers everything a modern art enthusiast could possibly hope for. While its holdings are eclectic (you'll find everything from workspace goodies and kitchen decor to children's books and even a line inspired by the museum's prized living wall), each and every product in this “artful mix” captures the forward-thinking look and feel of SFMOMA.


The Whitney Shop


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Looking for a stylish way to celebrate American art? Stop by the Whitney Shop. Here, you'll find a collection of high-quality prints and posters, as well as branded apparel and funky jewelry. While all of its products reflect the Whitney‘s approach to art, those inspired by the Whitney Biennial—the museum's flagship exhibition and the “country's leading survey of the most recent developments in American art”—steal the show!




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Aiming to “reflect the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) through its selection of books, jewelry, gifts, and home design,” LACMA Store is a go-to shop for everything art-related. From tabletop decor to temporary tattoos, these products are perfect for creatives from all walks of life.


MoMA Design Store


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To add a touch of art to your abode, look no further than the MoMA Design Store. In addition to small-scale objects like Warhol wares and Pop Art-esque pop-up cards, you'll find a selection of sleek and stylish furniture. Available only online, this line of chairs and lamps sets this store apart from your typical gift shop.


The Guggenheim Store


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The Guggeheim is one of New York City‘s most popular museums—and perhaps its shop is part of the reason why! At the Guggenheim Store, you'll discover a treasure trove of goodies and gifts with an artistic twist. Some of our top picks? Miniature replicas of Alexander Calder's kinetic sculptures and all kinds of products inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, the mastermind behind the museum's iconic architecture.



The British Museum Shop


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If you've ever visited The British Museum, chances are you've fallen in love with its coveted collection of art and artifacts. Fortunately, at the British Museum Shop, you'll find products inspired by pieces from the museum's holdings, including a turquoise hippo ornament, a Rosetta Stone travel cup, and all-things Peter Rabbit.


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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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