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Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum

The hub for culture, history and the arts in Battle Mountain, Nevada.


Housed in a restored 1920s ranch cookhouse, the Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum is the area’s first museum dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of regional history. In addition to displays of area artifacts, the Cookhouse Museum hosts traveling cultural exhibitions, traditional and contemporary art, and a diverse array of cultural events including poetry and author readings, storytelling, and artist talks.

Located on Broyles Ranch Road just off Interstate 80, the bright red Cookhouse Museum offers various displays of local, Native American and Chinese art and artifacts. The Museum captures the pioneer spirit of Lander County’s first residents with snapshots of history: vintage kitchenware, eyeglasses, formal clothing, antique cameras, school equipment and ranching tools.

Future plans at the Cookhouse Museum include The Depot & Mining Museum which will allow us to expand our galleries, provide a community and visitor event space while highlighting the importance of mining to the past, present and future of Battle Mountain and the Silver State.


Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 4:00pm
Sunday & Monday Closed
December – January By Appointment

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The Cookhouse Project

The museum building was moved from the 25 Ranch, which once belonged to the W.T. Jenkins family, to its current location in November 2000. The 1920s building first served as a cookhouse and in later years as a bunkhouse.


Museum Capital Campaign

Borrowing from the region’s rich mining roots while resurrecting Battle Mountain’s iconic 1880s railroad station, the Lander County Historical Society is embarking on a bold expansion to create The Battle Mountain Depot and Mining Museum.


Your Support Helps

Whether you support our capital campaign for The Depot & Mining Museum addition or contribute to our annual fund for operating expenses and traveling exhibits, your donation plays an essential role in our work and community.