Template:Infobox museum

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Established {{{established}}}
Dissolved {{{dissolved}}}
Location {{{location}}}
Type {{{type}}}
Collection size {{{collection}}}
Visitor figures {{{visitors}}}
Director {{{director}}}
President {{{president}}}
Curator {{{curator}}}
Public transit access {{{publictransit}}}
Nearest car park {{{car_park}}}
Website {{{website}}}
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Copy a blank version to use. All fields must be lowercase, and all are optional except for name, established, location, and website.

Vertical list Requirements
{{Infobox museum
 |name          = 
 |image         = 
 |imagesize     = 200
 |map_type      =
 |map_caption   = 
 |latitude      =
 |longitude     =
 |established   = 
 |dissolved     =
 |location      = 
 |type          = 
 |visitors      = 
 |director      = 
 |curator       = 
 |publictransit =
 |website       = 

Description of fields[change]

Field names with asterisks (*) are required fields. Note that the examples below are presented in wikicode and do not necessarily reflect actual statistics.

name * 
Name of the museum.
Example: Foo Museum of Art
Logo or graphic by which the company is currently and most readily identified. This is preferentially a gray-scale image.
Size of the logo or graphic; the default size is 200px.
Caption given to map if latitude and longitude are used.
Example: FooTown
The latitude coordinate of the museum.
Example: 51.45
The longitude coordinate of the museum.
Example: -2.5813
established * 
Date of the museum's establishment.
Example: [[31 March]] [[1997]]
If defunct, date the museum was dissolved.
Example: [[31 December]] [[2007]]
location * 
Location of the museum.
Example: [[National Mall]], [[Washington D.C.]]
Example: [[Moncton]], [[New Brunswick]], [[Canada]]
Type of museum, most likely Art museum, Science museum, Children's museum or similar.
Example: [[Art museum]]
Example: [[Science museum]]
Example: [[Children's museum]]
Number of visitors.
Example: 417,096 (2005)
The museum's director.
Example: [[Mr Harold Saxon]]
The curator of the museum.
Example: [[Dr. John Smith]]
The nearest public transport stop.
Example: [[Roosevelt/State (CTA)|Roosevelt Station]], [[Chicago Transit Authority]]
Official or primary website operated by the museum.
Example: [http://www.fooart.museum/ www.fooart.museum]


The HTML mark up produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the place-name and location parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue article across Wikipedia, or via a browser tool operated by a person, to (for example) add the subject to an address book. Within the hCard is a Geo microformat, which additionally makes the coordinates (latitude & longitude) parsable, so that they can be, say, looked up on a map, or downloaded to a GPS unit. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.


If the place or venue has an "established", "founded", "opened" or similar date, use {{Start date}} (unless the date is before 1583 CE).

If it has a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.


hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • category
  • county-name
  • extended-address
  • fn
  • label
  • locality
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • region
  • street-address
  • url
  • vcard

Geo is produced by calling {{coord}}, and uses HTML classes:

  • geo
  • latitude
  • longitude

Please do not rename or remove these classes; nor collapse nested elements which use them.


When giving coordinates, please don't be overly precise.