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Kentucky Museum



1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101




Tuesday - Saturday, 9 AM - 4 PM

Following University Calendar  


The Kentucky Museum is located in the Kentucky Building on the campus of Western Kentucky University. The Museum houses six major permanent exhibits and several changing exhibits. There is a variety of partnerships, services, opportunities, workshops, camps and other outreach provided to the public each year. In addition, the Museum works closely with WKU students and faculty to enhance instruction through a variety of tours, activities and programs. The Museum also works with area K-12 teachers offering both tours and other educational resources. Make plans to visit the Kentucky Museum. Visitor parking is available both next to the Museum and across Kentucky Street. Visitors sign a parking log at the lobby front desk.


Serving WKU

WKU faculty and staff utilize the collections and exhibits at the Museum with their classes.To schedule a class tour, or close study of collections, please complete a reservation request form. Have questions about class tours, sending students, recording Museum attendance, or Museum resources? Contact education curator Dr. Christy Spurlock at 270-745-6082 or Christy.Spurlock@wku.edu 

WKU Class Tour (guided & self-guided)                           Faculty Resources

WKU Close Study of Collections                                 Examples of WKU Museum Use                                    

WKU Student Opportunities           




Call for artists Video Preview








Call for art entries for US Bank Celebration of the Arts exhibit

Nantucket Lightship Basket Workshop

Highbrow sculpture

Trees: Three New Exhibits - Fall 2018

POW prints

A Culture Carried

Quilt exhibit thumbnail

HAD workshops



Kentucky Museum App

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 Last Modified 12/11/18