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Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia

122 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220-3211
+1 804-780-9093
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Excellent museum for Richmond's history

I visited in the middle of the day on a Saturday, and there were few other visitors. The desk... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
yorktown virginia
Opened in mid-2016, an interactive must see for children and adults

Fitting that the Capitol of the Confederacy should open one of the best Black History museums in... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Museum with changing exhibits that display documents, photographs, prints and art showing African-American culture.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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“timeline” (2 reviews)
“lesson” (2 reviews)
“interactive” (6 reviews)
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122 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220-3211
+1 804-780-9093
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

I visited in the middle of the day on a Saturday, and there were few other visitors. The desk person was very pleasant and helpful, and I had a very productive conversation with her when I finished my visit. She gave me all the instructions...More

1  Thank Yorkriver
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Fitting that the Capitol of the Confederacy should open one of the best Black History museums in the country. And it's interactive to help children, in particular, to come to grips and try to understand the roots of intolerance in the U.S. Located in he...More

1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This new building for the centre was pretty easy to find but hasn’t got a dedicated car park should you arrive by car. Unfortunately, once inside, whilst informative, (i.e., the 'interactive' timeline, photos and documents on the ground/first floor), it only took us half an...More

2  Thank ScorpioEsq
Reviewed 9 December 2016

A wonderful rotation of interactive historic exhibits, art events, community discussion and activities for children. Check the website to see what's on the schedule at Richmond's most recently renovated museum.

1  Thank TylerSnidow
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Interactive screens throughout the museum that take the visitors on personal story journeys through the black history of America.

Thank cait g
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I drove down to Richmond to see the excellent special exhibit, fifty plus works by Romare Beardon, at the Black History Museum and made sure I took in the interactive displays on the first floor. Richmond has one of the most significant resources for African...More

1  Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Excellent interactive exhibits let's the user choose between Virginia black history or national timelines. Beautiful photography enhances the user experience. Can't miss the history lessons contained in this museum.

1  Thank Janulis333
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We have lived in Richmond as immigrant citizens for more than thirty years. We have watched it change and gradually tried to piece together some of the story but there has been no coherent single way of seeing the thread of black history. This new...More

2  Thank LJEUSA
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I was really impressed by their touch screens which chronicled black history. It was informative and touching. I will definitely go back

Thank Jori1301
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