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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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A VERY nice regional Art museum ....beautiful view with lots of local history in the building!

When you visit William King you get a distinct feel for the culture and arts of the Southwestern... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Abingdon, Virginia
It's Okay

The art in this museum is not the greatest, but at least there's no admission fee. It's worth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cy V
Nashville, Tennessee
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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
+1 276-628-5005
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank pilgrimrandysmith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Cy V
Reviewed 22 October 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
Reviewed 24 September 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.

Thank ricwar45
Reviewed 18 September 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.

Thank JohnBakerTN
Reviewed 9 September 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
Reviewed 29 July 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
Reviewed 18 July 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
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Wouldn't have expected to find this quality museum in this small of a town Well-curated exhibitions that also had info for younger visitors. Modern facilities in a historic building. Worth the trip up the hill, which has great views of the town and the mountains.

Thank dgtinnewmkt
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We visited this place out of curiosity, discovered that is interesting fro adults but no so much for kids.

Thank droppingnewz
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