Wilbur D. May Museum

The Museum houses the personal collection of Wilbur D. May. During a lifetime of world travel and adventure, Mr. May accumulated thousands of rare and exotic artifacts, which he brought back to his Reno home. Since his death in 1982, Mr. May's priceless ethnographic collection has been on display for the public to enjoy. Plan your visit today, and browse:

  • Antique firearms
  • Japanese swords
  • European glass
  • 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. Check out our event calendar to see what's coming up.


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

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