Special Visitation Note Through May 1st
We are currently undergoing a major renovation and rehousing project in the art storage spaces of the museum. Due to this project, only one gallery of artwork is on view at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection, and it is We Bury Our Own by contemporary Aboriginal artist Christian Thompson. Unfortunately there are no works from our permanent collection on view at the museum at this time. Please check back with us in early May to know when these galleries will reopen. There are works from the permanent collection on view at the Fralin Museum of Art at U.Va. and at the Harrison Institute South Gallery.
Hours and Admission
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, 1 pm – 5 pm
Closed Mondays and most major holidays.
The museum is open to the public, and admission is free. The building is handicapped accessible.
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 at difficult, intermediate, and easy levels for your child should they want it. 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.