Welcome to the Kentucky Museum!
Located on the campus of Western Kentucky University, The Kentucky Museum houses historical artifacts from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and from across the world. We are home to an outstanding quilt and textile collection, extensive archeological and ethnic holdings, fine and decorative arts, permanent exhibits, art galleries, and traveling exhibitions. We offer award winning, hands-on programs for school classes and educational workshops for adults. Lectures and festivals round out the offerings at the Kentucky Museum.
We are pleased that you are interested in visiting the Instruments of American Excellence exhibit. Please take a moment to review the following information we have provided to make your visit the most enjoyable experience possible.
1400 Kentucky Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Central Time Zone)
WKU Student with ID
KM Friends Member
Children (Under 6)
Children (6 to 16-years-old)
Senior Citizens (60 and Above)
WKU Faculty & Staff, with current ID card
Tour Groups (Docent assisted)
K-12 School Groups (Docent assisted)
School Groups Guided by EDU Staff
Kenutucky Museum visitor parking is available in the Kentucky Building Lot adjacent
to the Kentucky Museum. The Adams Street Lot across from the the Museum has Museum
Visitor parking available marked with Vs on the Kentucky Street side. Disability parking
is available in both lots. All Kentucky Museum visitors must sign the parking log
at the Museum's front desk.
• Visitor Parking Map
The Kentucky Museum is fully accessible. Handicap parking is available adjacent to
the Museum in the Adams Street Lot across Kentucky Street.
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