Hours and Admission
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, 1 pm – 5 pm
The museum is open to the public, and admission is free.
The permanent collection galleries will be closed for installation from Monday, May 30 – Friday, June 10th, 2016. Please note that during this time the only exhibition on display will be Yimardoowarra: Artist of the River
Pets are not permitted in the building. Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries. Photography is permitted as long as a flash is not used and the images are for personal use only.
We are located at 400 Worrell Drive in Charlottesville, Virginia, adjacent to Martha Jefferson Hospital on Pantops mountain.
BY CAR Some GPS devices do not register our address, so please use Google Maps or follow the directions below.
From Interstate 64 eastbound, take exit 124 (Shadwell) and take a left onto US Route 250 west.
From Interstate 64 westbound, take exit 124 (Shadwell) and take a right onto US Route 250 west.
Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn left at the stoplight onto Worrell Drive. After turning onto Worrell Drive, take the first immediate right to stay on Worrell Drive and follow the winding driveway up the hill to the white brick house with the circular drive.
From Charlottesville: Take US Route 250 east towards Richmond to Pantops Mountain. Turn right at the stoplight onto Worrell Drive (the next turn after State Farm Boulevard). After turning onto Worrell Drive, take the first immediate right to stay on Worrell Drive and follow the winding driveway up the hill to the white brick house with the circular drive.
Parking is available in the circular driveway in front of the museum.
BY BUS Public transportation is available to the museum by taking the CAT Route 10, alighting at Martha Jefferson Hospital, stop 17230.
If you are a U.Va. student, take the CAT Free Trolley from anywhere on campus or on West Main Street to downtown Charlottesville, alighting at stop 11321, 17333, 11015, 11299, 11313, or 11309. Wait for the CAT Route 10 bus, and take it to Pantops, alighting at Martha Jefferson Hospital, stop 17230.
Tours and Programs
Every Saturday, a free guided tour is available at 10:30 am. No reservations are needed.
If you are visiting as a family, a children’s scavenger hunt is available. The gallery attendant can provide this for you.
Upcoming events are listed on our home page
The Museum is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. A wheelchair is available for use. If you are facing the building, a handicapped parking space is located to the left of the main entrance, and a non-stair entrance is located to the right of the main entrance. Should you need other special access, please contact us via email or phone 434-244-0234 before your visit.
The only hotel within walking distance to the museum is the Hilton Garden Inn of Charlottesville. Please see the University of Virginia’s main site for more accommodation information.