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Wrather West Kentucky Museum

North 16th Street, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071
+1 270-809-4771
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very interesting

This museum offers a look at Murray State University history (it is located in the very first... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Jamie H
Murray, Kentucky
Great small museum

This museum is free for students of Murray State, not sure about other guests. There are traveling... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
Birdie G
Murray, Kentucky
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The primary mission of the Wrather West Kentucky Museum is to highlight and promote an understanding of the social, cultural and economic development of West Kentucky and the Jackson Purchase. Acquisitions, exhibits and special programs support this mission. Both permanent and changing exhibits are open to the public at no charge.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good12%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
28 Apr 2017
“very interesting”
28 Jun 2016
“Great small museum”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
North 16th Street, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071
+1 270-809-4771

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

This museum offers a look at Murray State University history (it is located in the very first building on the MSU campus) as well as West Kentucky history. It's free to walk through and is open 8.5 hours during the week. Highly recommend

Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This museum is free for students of Murray State, not sure about other guests. There are traveling exhibits that come here. It's a great space to spend a little time.

Thank Birdie G
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

The lady who greeted us was very nice. But it's a rather limited museum. Most of the exhibits are photographs and posters. There are a few exhibits showing tools, barber chairs etc. so for a small city, museum I'd rate it a five.

Thank Cherisa J
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Seeing as we were already on campus, we thought why not? I am glad we did!! There is lots of antique furniture, information about tobacco growing and the regions's economy, Murray State history, etc. It is a hodge podge of things, but enjoyable. You can...More

Thank Eaglecrossing
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Its a lovely museum. A glimpse back into the past. very well curated. Would go many more times. I highly recommend it.

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 22 January 2014

It's a cool concept, but when you keep the same exhibits for 30+ years, you get no repeat business. As a native of Murray, I know about my hometown, but there's not much labeling or context to explain exhibits to those who don't know the...More

1  Thank Parker B
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I went into Wrather Museum and did not know there were so many floors of items. There are several items of clothing or books that I found to be really interesting. I think it was very educational and fun at the same time.

3  Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 24 February 2012

I needed to waste a few hours in Murray, and I used this site to find something to do. The University has designated parking for visitors of the museum, which is nice. The museum is totally free, which is a major plus in my book....More

12  Thank ittsybittsy
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