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Visiting Kentucky Museum

The Museum is open to the public on Wednesday through Saturday 9AM-4PM. In accordance with updated guidance from the CDC and Gov. Beshear, those who are fully-vaccinated no longer have to wear a mask on WKU's campus. For more information call 270-745-2592. 

As a public health precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all our on-site public tours and events are currently suspended.  Individual visitors are welcome for self-guided visits on Wednesday through Saturday. No adult group tours or K-12 groups at this time, due to COVID-19.

For Summer, 2021 the Museum will be open to WKU class visits by appointment.

Faculty should click here to schedule a Class Tour, or click here to schedule a Close Study of Collections session.



1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101


Visitors may park in the Kentucky Museum Lot adjacent to the Museum with additional parking across the street in the Adams Street Lot in spaces marked with KY Visitor Signs. Visitors must sign the parking log in the Museum lobby. Museum Directions and Parking information. 


Special event photography is not allowed at the Kentucky Museum.


Kentucky Museum Historic Entrance

Museum Entrance

Kentucky Museum

Western Kentucky University

1444 Kentucky Street

Bowling Green, KY

The Museum is accessible for visitors with disabilities. If special needs are a concern please call 270-745-2592.

  • Parking: accessible parking in the KY Museum lot.
  • Elevator provides access to the 3rd and ground floors.

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 Last Modified 5/18/21