Black History Museum is Open!

Temporary Days/Hours of Operations
During this COVID19 period our operating days/hours will be Thursday thru Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM.

Reservations and Tickets
Visitors should arrive before 3:30 pm to enjoy the complete museum experience as the doors close at 5 pm.

There is a small parking lot behind the museum – 6 spaces, 2 are marked handicapped.  There is also street parking on St. Peter Street which is the side street where the museum entrance is located.  Additional parking is available across the street on Leigh at Richmond Alternate School. 

COVID19 Guidelines for Museum Visits
As the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) along with a coalition of Richmond’s cultural institutions confront the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers remain our primary concern. Our individual sites have been working together since March to coordinate efforts, share best practices and develop a common approach to reopening to the public in a responsible, deliberate manner.

So as our City and our Commonwealth move forward, we want to assure all visitors that we are committed to providing everyone with safe, secure, and supportive access to our facilities. While we anticipate all sites to be open by July, we will continue to use these shared principles and the most current facts to ensure the best experience for our visitors.

We are doing everything in our power to promote safety and comfort for all BHMVA visitors with an emphasis on more rigorous daily cleaning and frequent sanitization procedures.

1. Make reservations and purchase admission tickets ONLINE HERE.

2. Group visits limited to 10 or less

3. Face mask required covering nose AND mouth

4. Check in providing name and contact info

5. Answer health questions and have temperature taken

6. Sanitize hands at stations throughout the museum

7. Stay 6 feet apart from others not in your party

8. Use plastic gloves on touch-screens

9. Visitors under 16 require adult supervision

10. Call in advance to make arrangements for guided tours

Visitors who do not follow these guidelines will be asked to return when they are ready to do so.

Call Faithe Norrell with any questions – 804.780.9093.

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