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William King Museum of Art

415 Academy Dr NW, Abingdon, VA 24210-2617
+1 276-628-5005
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Lovely Small Museum

The William King Museum is in a mansion perched on a hill in Abingdon. It shares space with an art... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
areview28
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Excellent Exhibits

Detailed panels on exhibits. Learned a lot about coal mining in the area. Staff friendl and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ellen M
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Lexington, VA
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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.
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415 Academy Dr NW, Abingdon, VA 24210-2617
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+1 276-628-5005
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The William King Museum is in a mansion perched on a hill in Abingdon. It shares space with an art education facility. We absolutely enjoyed the exhibits, one about the coal country and mining, and an eclectic religious icon exhibit. We were less enthused about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Detailed panels on exhibits. Learned a lot about coal mining in the area. Staff friendl and welcoming. Went out of our way to find the place knowing they have top quality art.

Thank Ellen M
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

When you visit William King you get a distinct feel for the culture and arts of the Southwestern part of Virginia. The continually changing exhibits feature local and regional art and artists , as well as transcendant exhibits like the recent WW I exhibit. The...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

The art in this museum is not the greatest, but at least there's no admission fee. It's worth checking out if you're in the area.

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

A bit disappointed as there was only one exhibit that was excellent. But the sculptures of that exhibit we’re fantastic.

Thank Lois C
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Not much to see in this beautiful building high on the hill, but what is there was interesting. Four rooms open during our visit. Artifacts from WWI and some very interesting carved wood.

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

This isn't the largest museum, but we found it to be very well laid out and quite informative. The displays were well documented and we enjoyed our time there.

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

The reason I stopped here is because the museum bore my first name but once inside I kinda liked it because of some of the artifacts that were here like the trio of tires that were in the center of the main corridor.

Thank William B
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

I visited on July 26 and only 2 galleries were open for viewing. One gallery had a collection of cartoons by a Tennessee professor, and the other was a collection of loaned items from local private collectors. These included mostly paintings (Robert Daughters, B. Lambert)...More

Thank Karen L
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

We love the fact that old buildings are being reused for various reasons & this is one of those. Enjoyed meeting an artist that was hard at work painting & loved seeing his work. Lots of artwork to enjoy.

Thank Brenda C
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