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Planning Your Visit

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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 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.

Museum Hours

The Kentucky Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to  4 PM.

Special Closings

The Museum is closed for University events and holidays.

  • 1 PM - 2 PM Monday, August 21st
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 4th.
  • Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 22nd. through Friday, November 24th.


  • 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
  • $10
    • Adults
  • $20
    • Families

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.

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

Kentucky Museum
Western Kentucky University

1444 Kentucky St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101

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Museum Tours

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.


 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.

Campus Map

Museum Visitor Survey

 Kentucky Museum exterior

 Museum Entrance

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 Last Modified 8/17/17