The Shasta Cascade region of California is located in the northeastern and north-central sections of the state bordering Oregon and Nevada, including far northern parts of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The area is centered on Mount Shasta in the California Cascade Range, near the Trinity Alps. Counties included in the Shasta Cascade region include Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity.

This is a list of 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. Also included are non-profit and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Town/City County Type Summary
Bangor Church Bangor Butte Local history Operated by the Butte County Historical Society
Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park Chico Butte Historic house 26-room Victorian mansion
Big Valley Museum Bieber Lassen Local history
Bolt's Antique Tool Museum Oroville Butte Commodity , hundreds of hand tools
Butte County Historical Society Museum Oroville Butte Local history
Butte County Pioneer History Museum Oroville Butte Local history , includes household and decorative items, tools, furnishings, quilts, photos, Native American and Chinese artifacts
Butte Valley Museum Dorris Siskiyou Local history Operated by the Butte Valley Museum & Historical Society
C.F. Lott Home Oroville Butte Historic house , Victorian cottage with decorative arts typical of Oroville's pioneer families
Cherokee Museum Cherokee Butte Open air
Chester-Lake Almanor Museum Chester Plumas Local history
Chico Air Museum Chico Butte Aviation , historic aircraft and local aviation history artifacts
Chico Creek Nature Center Chico Butte Natural history Area natural history, live animals, located in Bidwell Park
Chico Museum Chico Butte Local history , Chico and Butte County history, includes Chinese Taoist Temple, Chico timeline
Collins Pine Museum Chester Plumas Industry , area lumbering and forestry industry
Colman Museum Chico Butte Local history , includes Civil War memorabilia, gold mining equipment, Maidu artifacts, tools, clothing, cooking utensils, school items, Chinese artifacts
Corning Museum Corning Tehama Local history
Dunsmuir Museum Dunsmuir Siskiyou Local history Operated by the Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society, local and railroad history
Etna Museum Etna Siskiyou Local history , operated by the Native Daughters of the Golden West
Fort Crook Museum Fall River Mills Shasta Open air , , operated by the Fort Crook Historical Society
Fort Jones Museum Fort Jones Siskiyou Local history , exhibits of area's inhabitants, including Native Americans, fur trappers, gold miners, pioneers, cowboys and soldiers
Frank C. Reilly Museum La Porte Plumas Local history Area gold mining and ski racing history
Gateway Science Museum Chico Butte Multiple , part of California State University, Chico, science and natural history
Gaumer's Jewelry & Museum Red Bluff Tehama Natural history , minerals and mining museum inside the jewelry store
Gold Nugget Museum Paradise Butte Open air , includes Maidu Indian artifacts, a blacksmith shop, gold sluices and a miner's cabin, a schoolhouse and a covered bridge
Gold Trade r Flat & Yuba-Feather Historical Museum Forbestown Butte Open air Life-size replica 1870s-period mining town adjacent to the Yuba-Feather Historical Museum with exhibits of Maidu artifacts, pioneers, mining, Chinese workers
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Gridley Butte Natural history , 9,100-acre (37 km 2 ) protected wildlife viewing park with natural history museum, trails, wildlife observation hides
Greenville Cy Hall Memorial Museum Greenville Plumas Local history
Gridley Museum Gridley Butte Local history , early families, farming, businesses
Heritage Junction Museum McCloud Siskiyou Local history
Indian Valley Museum Taylorsville Plumas Local history , Maidu artifacts, pioneer items, gems and minerals, exhibits of early logging, farming, blacksmithing tools and equipment
Jake Jackson Memorial Museum Weaverville Trinity Local history , firearms, mining, farming and ranching, transportation, Native Americans and local Chinese history, operated by the Trinity County Historical Society
Janet Turner Print Museum Chico Butte Art , part of California State University, Chico, fine art prints spanning six centuries
Jim Beckwourth Museum Portola Plumas Biographical Life of African American pioneer James Beckwourth
Kelly-Griggs House Museum Red Bluff Tehama Historic house , Victorian period house
Klamath National Forest Interpretive Museum Yreka Siskiyou Natural history Located at the Supervisor's Office of the Klamath National Forest
Lassen Historical Museum Susanville Lassen Local history Includes Roop's Fort, operated by the Lassen County Historical Society
Lassen Volcanic National Park Shasta Shasta Natural history Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center has interpretive exhibits and displays about the park, located
Loomis Museum Shasta Shasta Natural history Located at Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park
Manton Museum Manton Tehama Local history
Military Museum of Butte County Oroville Butte Military , 20th-century military history, art, weapons, vehicles and memorabilia
Modoc County Historical Museum Alturas Modoc Local history Includes Native American and pioneer artifacts, household and business items
Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum Mount Shasta Siskiyou Local history , includes exhibits on caving, sport angling, minerals, mountaineering, railroad and local history; located on the grounds of the fish hatchery
National Yo-Yo Museum Chico Butte Sports , world's largest display of yo-yos, hosts annual national contest
Oregon City School Oregon City Butte Education Historic school, operated by the Butte County Historical Society
Oroville Chinese Temple Oroville Butte Ethnic 1863 temple complex with rooms for Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, tapestries, art, folk art, puppets and gardens
Paradise Depot Museum Paradise Butte Industry , railroad and logging museum
Patrick Ranch Museum Durham Butte Agriculture , 19th-century ranch house with public farm and ranching activities
Plumas County Museum Quincy Plumas Local history , , exhibits include Maidu baskets, railroad, gold mining and timber industries, art, dolls, natural history and Chinese influence collections
Plumas-Eureka State Park Blairsden Plumas Mining Gold mining buildings
Scott Museum Trinity Center Trinity Local history Includes Native American artifacts, models of transportation
Shasta State Historic Park Shasta Shasta Open air Historic ghost town, courthouse museum with local history exhibits
Siskiyou Arts Museum Dunsmuir Siskiyou Art , works of noted regional and national artists
Siskiyou County Museum Yreka Siskiyou Local history , operated by the Siskiyou County Historical Society, exhibits include Native Americans, trappers, gold mining, Chinese, pioneers, timber, weapons, period rooms
Stansbury House Chico Butte Historic house , Victorian period house
Stirling City Museum Stirling City Butte Local history , operated by the Stirling City Historical Society
Susanville Railroad Depot Susanville Lassen Local history Operated by the Lassen Land & Trails Trust, area railroad, logging and local history
Tehama County Museum Tehama Tehama Natural history
Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Museum of Local History Tulelake Siskiyou Local history , , located at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds
Turtle Bay Exploration Park Redding Shasta Multiple Botanical garden, museum with exhibits about local natural history, cultural history, science and art
Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology Chico Butte Anthropology , part of California State University, Chico
Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park Weaverville Trinity Religious 1874 Taoist temple and Chinese artifacts
Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum Weed Siskiyou Local history , household artifacts, tools, antique transportation and machines
Western Pacific Railroad Museum Portola Plumas Railroad Over 35 locomotives and 80 railroad cars
William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park Red Bluff Tehama Historic house Mid 19th century adobe house, replica blacksmith shop and ranch outbuildings
Williams House Museum Portola Plumas Local history 1931 log home, exhibits on local family history, area lumber, mining and railroad industries

Defunct museums

  • South Shasta Model Railroad, Gerber