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 lists exhibits and programs on a daily basis. If you have visitor or parking concerns not addressed on this page please call 270-745-2592.
The Kentucky Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Special FREE Days
- Wednesday's in July, visit the Museum each Wednesday in July FREE.
The Museum is closed for University events and holidays including:
- Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4
- WKU Student, Faculty and Staff with current ID
- Kentucky Museum Friends
- Children under 6 years of age
- Children 6 - 16
- Seniors 60 and over
Directions and Parking
The Museum's physical address is 1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101. 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.
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.
Western Kentucky University
1444 Kentucky St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Directions & Parking
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.
- Printable Directions, Map and Parking Information
- Special event signs will be posted for overflow parking in the Kentucky Street Lot.
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.
Museum Visitor Survey
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