When we came to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History we didn’t know that it shared a building (buildings?) withe the Carnegie Museum of Art and Architecture. We had already gone through the Natural History museum by the time the fire alarm sounded and we had to evacuate so afterwards we went through at least part of the Museum of Art and Architecture.
The arrangement is a little odd, since the Museum of Architecture is mostly on the same floor as the Museum of Natural History. It also isn’t so much about architecture but about architectural elements across the ages.
There was some attempt to place the exhibits in chronological order but there were also several doors you can enter from so where you start in history is somewhat left to chance.
The lighting in the room was so-so which made it a bit difficult to see the exhibits with any clarity. The museum also forbids flash photography so many of the photos I took didn’t come out well enough to share.