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Planning Your Visit

The Kentucky Museum is on the campus of Western Kentucky University. The Museum is home to fascinating collections and exhibitions of art and artifacts. Please check the open and close dates of any exhibitions as you plan your visit. The Museum Calendar list programs on a daily basis. If you have visitor or parking concerns not addressed on this page please call 270-745-2592.

Photography Policy: Special event photography is not allowed at the Kentucky Museum.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm

CLOSED: Sunday, Monday & University Holiday

                   November 21 through 24

                   December 18 through Jan 1





  • FREE
    • WKU Student, Faculty and Staff with current ID
    • Kentucky Museum Friends
    • Children under 6 years of age
  • $5
    • Children 6 - 16
    • Seniors 60 and over
  • $11
    • Adults
  • $22
    • Families

LOCATION: 1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101

DIRECTIONS & PARKING:There is dedicated visitor parking adjacent to the Museum in the Kentucky Museum Lot with additional parking across the street in the Adams Street Lot in spaces marked with KY Visitor Signs. Visitors must sign in their vehicle with the clerk in the Museum lobby.   Museum Directions and Parking information. Special event signs will be posted to direct over-flow parking to the Kentucky Street Lot.

MUSEUM TOURS: Visitors may take a self-guided tour during regular Museum hours with museum docents available to answer questions and give insight about our exhibits. Visitors generally spend 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace. If you are coming with a group please see the options below.

Kentucky Museum Historic Entrance

Museum Entrance

Kentucky Museum

Western Kentucky University

1444 Kentucky Street

Bowling Green, KY

Visitors may park in the KY Museum lot, adjacent to the Museum with additional parking across the street in the Adams Street Lot in spaces marked with KY Museum Visitor signs. Visitors must sign their vehicle in with the clerk in the Museum lobby.


 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.


Kentucky Museum App

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 Last Modified 11/5/18