Black History Museum & Cultural Center Of VirginiaCurrently Closed
- Address: 00 W Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219, United States, 23219
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8047809093
- Fax: +1-8047809107
- Ticket Price: 5 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, History Museums, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums
Black people are a huge part of American history and we can never know the whole story- there’s simply too much of it. During the years of the slave trade, Richmond was the main hub of receiving shipments of slaves by the dozen. This resulted in many blacks settling in Virginia after the bill of emancipation was passed by President Lincoln. The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia is an attempt to preserve the achievements of the black community in Virginia. Their permanent exhibits include documents, pictures, ancient artifacts and art work depicting the life of the African Americans.
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63.33% of people who visit Richmond include Black History Museum & Cultural Center Of Virginia in their plan
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The Museum interior itself is very nicely done. The exhibits are good but just not enough of them for me. I was impressed with the technological interactive wall of history. I must say that the receptionist was very warm, patient and informative. Ive gone twice already. You can cover the whole Museum in I would say anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. Enjoy! Proud of you Richmond.
We were so excited to visit the newly renovated museum, but was disappointed to find that the entire upper floor was closed the day we visited. We were still charged full admission and it wasn't until I asked about that we were offered a coupon for 1/2 off our next visit. (The only thing open was 1 large room) The large timeline exhibit is well done and interesting, but the remaining room of exhibits seemed a bit geared towards children and were not as interesting. A lot of the previous artifacts seemed to be missing and replaced with info about bike race and car drivers. I'm hoping that the full museum is better, but honestly don't think I'll visit again to find out.
The Museum was nice. It is on the smaller side however, there were some interesting exhibits. The staff were friendly. Worth a stop. Learn a bit.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia. It was an enlightening experience, and I learned a great deal. The massive interactive timeline wall was informative and I spent a great deal of time enjoying that part of the museum. The knowledgeable staff was welcoming and friendly. I would definitely recommend anyone who is in town, or plan on visiting the Richmond area to check it out.
This museum is small but mighty. There are so many amazing stories from black history that we did not learn in school, and many took place right here in Virginia. The permanent exhibit here is wonderful. Lots to learn from the large touchscreen in the hallway. I've also seen some wonderful rotating exhibits come through on the second floor. If you've never been here, you'll want to check it out.