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“Just not worth seeing” 2 of 5 stars
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Hampton University Museum
11 Frissell Ave, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-5308
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Ranked #10 of 32 things to do in Hampton
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Just not worth seeing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011

I went to this museum because it is very close to the Virginia Air and Space Museum and I was so bored there that I went to the Hampton University Museum to take a look. And that is all I did, was look. The museum, if you want to call it that, takes about 10 minutes to walk through. I do not know what is in the rest of the building because the museum only takes up the front of the first floor. There is also no photography, which I do not understand because there is nothing that is rare or priceless. The gift shop is the size of a walk in closet. It does have some interesting small carvings for a good price (under $20.00). If you have a wheelchair or stroller, be prepared to carry it up a set of stone steps to the entrance. Parking is a nightmare because you are on a college campus and there are no clear signs as to where you should park. I went pass the security station, but he did not give me a parking permit, so I just parked in a student lot behind the museum. The museum is free, which is good, because I would have been higly upset if I would have paid anything for 10 minutes worth of displays.

Visited May 2011
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“Wonderful museum in beautiful building on lovely campus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

This museum is a real joy-do not miss it. It is free and has a wide range of art work done by African American artists including Henry Ossawa Tanner, Elizabeth Catlett, William Johnson, etc. It is terrific history of black artists up to the present time. There are also exhibits on Native American art and African art. The museum shop has good, moderately priced items for sale. The beautiful building was the school's library which was built in the early 1900s.
If driving, you will need to get a parking pass at the gate so you can park for free in front of the museum. Another plus, the museum is open on Mondays, which is unusual for most museums.

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