Press "Enter" to skip to content

Richmond museum to reopen in May after major renovation

The Virginia Museum of History and Culture will reopen in May after the most extensive and transformative renovation in the nearly 200-year history of the museum.

The museum, located at the corner of Kensington Avenue and N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond’s Museum District, is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society—a private, non-profit organization.

The new VMHC will offer a dramatically expanded, welcoming and innovative museum experience for all visitors to engage with a shared past and the stories that connect Virginians and Americans.

Nearly two-thirds of the VMHC’s 250,000-square-foot building has been renovated, and additions have been built upwards, while the ground footprint has remained the same. This $30+ million transformation allows for a grand two-story entrance atrium; an immersive orientation theater; some 50 percent more exhibition space to accommodate a mix of long-term and changing exhibitions; an entirely new research library; several com...

To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.