We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of William King Museum of Art

William King Museum of Art
415 Academy Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210
+1 276-628-5005
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 21 things to do in Abingdon
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The William King Museum of Art is a non-profit regional art museum and arts education center housed in a historic 1913 former school. It is the only facility of its kind and Virginia's only nationally accredited museum west of Roanoke. An average of 9 exhibitions are mounted each year, showcasing art of the region and of the world.
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This place was a surprise. It had many amazing exhibits including some local art. The price is right and is definitely worth stopping at if you are in the area and looking for something interesting to do!

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

22 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    11
    8
    3
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Boston
Level Contributor
35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing art hidden in this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

It's too bad the money lavished on the nearby glitzy Heartwood wasn't spent on this place, which is devoted to local artists as well as world class exhibits. They have an amazing temporary exhibit of small works by European modernists, as well as very interesting American miniature furniture and a number of local artists. The building needs work but they should be proud of its contents.

Visited December 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
210 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Small museum, but impressive exhibit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were pleased with one of the traveling exhibits (European Modernists), which was very well done. The whole museum is only about 45 minutes long and the building isn't really conducive for a museum, but at $5 a person, it's worth it if there is an interesting exhibit.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Moneta, Virginia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“First Class Facility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

First class facility with all sorts of information, exhibits and articles for sale--all from southwest Virginia. Had an excellent lunch here in their restaurant.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boones Mill, Virginia
Level Contributor
51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“William King Museum,Abingdon,Va.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The museum is located in an old building. The admission fee is reasonable. There are 2 main displays that change periodically.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed William King Museum of Art also viewed

 

Been to William King Museum of Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage William King Museum of Art, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.