Wilbur D. May Museum


The May Museum houses the private collection of Wilbur D. May. During a lifetime of world travel and adventure, Wilbur May accumulated thousands of rare and exotic artifacts, which he brought back to his Reno home. Since 1985, his unique ethnographic collection has been on display for the public to enjoy. We are the only museum in Nevada where you will see:

  • Antique firearms
  • Japanese swords
  • European glasswork
  • Egyptian tomb items
  • African tribal masks
  • Polynesian carvings
  • American Western art
  • Chinese pottery
  • Exotic taxidermy
  • Saddlery and tack
  • and more!

The Museum also hosts traveling exhibitions, special programs, and events year-round.

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1595 N. Sierra Street
Inside Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
Reno, Nevada 89503
(775) 785-5961

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