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Museum SignRenton History Museum 

235 Mill Avenue South  
Renton, WA  98057
Phone: 425-255-2330
Email: Renton History Museum

Museum Gallery and Gift Shop Hours 

Tuesday through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

*Patrons wishing to do research or order photographs must make appointments.


Our long-awaited lobby and office renovation kicks off on July 25, and the Renton History Museum will be closed to the public during construction, from July 25 through September 3. This is the first renovation of our museum lobby and staff offices since 1980, thanks to support from First Financial Northwest Foundation, 4Culture, the City of Renton, and individual donors.  The project will result in a more attractive, educational, and welcoming introduction to the Museum. Our grand re-opening celebration will be Wednesday, September 14th at 5:30pm! Click here for more information about our re-opening celebration!


Suggested donation:

  • $5 Adults
  • $2 Children
  • FREE Children (8 and younger)
  • FREE Renton Historical Society members

Free Admission Days: First Wednesday and third Saturday of every month.
Guided tours available for $5 per person; please make reservations two weeks in advance.
Special Collections (photos/archives) may be used by appointment only.


From the North: Take Exit #4 from I-405 South, to Sunset Boulevard Northeast. Turn right on Bronson Way North, and get into the far left lane before it crosses the Cedar River. After crossing the river, turn left onto Mill Avenue South. Proceed two blocks to the Museum on the right.

From the South: Take Exit #2 from I-405 North. At the traffic light turn right on Grady Way and proceed until the street turns left on Main. Proceed on Main, getting into the left hand lane until it crosses the railroad tracks and intersects with Third. As the street curves, the Museum is on the left.


Parking is available directly in front of the museum. Additional parking is available in the Main Street parking lot located behind the museum. The entrance to the Main Street parking lot is across from The Berliner on Main Street.  After parking, to get to the Museum entrance walk east through the alley between the Museum and Fire Station #11.