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Cumberland Museum

649 S 10th St, Williamsburg, KY 40769-1647
+1 606-539-4100
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A surprise in Williamsburg, KY

I didn't even know about the museum at Cumberland Inn until we found it by accident while attending... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rambler7
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Tennessee
A must see for the wildlife enthusiast

What a collection of National & International wildlife captured in early 1900's taxidermy. A quiet... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynn T
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Dade City
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The Cumberland Inn Museum hosts a variety of attractive displays. Among them you will find the University of the Cumberlands archives, several stamp, coin, and arrowhead collections, along with other interesting collections. However, when you visit you must not fail to see... This magnificent display contains hundreds of specimens ranging from the petite short-tailed Shrew to the gigantic Polar Bear, procured by Henry and Mary Henkelmann on expeditions from Africa to the Artic. The animals are displayed in surroundings created to match their natural habitats. A visit to this great exhibit fosters an appreciation of the beauty of life. The Carl Williams Cross collection is one of the world's largest, consisting of over 7,000 pieces collected over a 30 year period, and represents the love and dedication of the late Rev. Robert Williams of Louisville, Kentucky. Rev. Williams focused his ministry on informing people about the origins of the cross and its significance to Christianity. The collection is dedicated to the memory of Rev. Williams' son, Rev. Carl Williams, a Cumberland College graduate.
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649 S 10th St, Williamsburg, KY 40769-1647
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't even know about the museum at Cumberland Inn until we found it by accident while attending another event at the Inn. What a terrific surprise to find the Henckelmann Life Sciences Collection - an extensive collection of taxidermy of a huge selection of...More

Thank rambler7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a collection of National & International wildlife captured in early 1900's taxidermy. A quiet stroll through creative displays including extensive birds. Not for those who frown on "stuffed" critters.

Thank Lynn T
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this museum. The tour guides were very informative and friendly. The animals are well kept and beautiful displayed. There is a large display of many types of animals, birds and other wildlife from around the world. They have a large selection of...More

Thank 333travelgal
MsPartin, General Manager at Cumberland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We enjoy hearing your wonderful comments. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a very cool free museum. It had a great variety and was really fun. My husband and I enjoyed it so much!

Thank JoBottorff
Reviewed 28 February 2017

It seems that they accepted every mounted animal that was offered. While the quality of the displays is good, there are frequent discrepancies. It is well worth the stop and access is easy from the highway.

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and I were in Williamsburg for a Jeep Jamboree event. While waiting for the event to start, we took a tour of the museum. It has a good assortment of animals in a very small location - in a lay-out that was well...More

Thank jrzj42
MsPartin, General Manager at Cumberland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Thank you for your comments, we appreciate your business.

Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very impressive private collection of North American wildlife., Including Buffalo. I did not realize how large these animals are. Upstairs is huge collection of crosses.

Thank lamorshka
MsPartin, General Manager at Cumberland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Thank you for the great review.

Reviewed 19 September 2016

What an unusual place to visit. Loads of taxidermy animals. The cross collection and art is worth seeing. Its free!

Thank ShelbyJeanG
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I didn't realize that this was strictly a museum of taxidermy. Not my normal thing but I can admire the skill it took to create. The sheer size of some of the animals was amazing.

Thank Katydid_Katydont
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The Musuem is inside the Cumberland Inn and Museum. We spent a lot of time wandering the exhibits and were amazed at the collection of animals on display. Highly recommend it.

Thank NitaBC
MsPartin, General Manager at Cumberland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

Thank you so much for the review and recommendation. We hope to see you again in the future.

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