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Olsson Gallery. Image courtesy of Nikki Santerre.

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture, centrally located on the historic Boulevard, offers a variety of unique spaces for ceremonies, receptions, and other special events. Our events team will work with you to find the right combination of indoor or outdoor locations across the property to suit events of almost any size. Museum spaces can accommodate anywhere from 50 to 150 guests.

Amenities

  • Centrally located on the Boulevard in Richmond
  • Ample free parking
  • Kitchen access for approved caterers
  • Easy access from I-95 and I-64
  • Available for both day and evening events
  • Flexible set-up times
  • (Optional) Gallery access during events

Top left image courtesy of Virginia Ashley Photography.

Venues for Large and Small Events

  • Helga Koch Gottwald Gateway to History
  • Robert G. Cabell III and Maude Morgan Cabell Gallery
  • Halsey Family Lecture Hall  
  • Olsson Family Gallery
  • Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Lobby

Venues for Theatrical and Educational Events

  • Robins Family Forum (theater)
  • Harry M. Bluford Classroom
  • Robins Conference Room

Images courtesy of (clockwise, from top left): Virginia Ashley Photography, Shannon Hennessey Photography, Virginia Ashley Photography, Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Shannon Hennessey Photography, Virginia Museum of History & Culture.

Front entrance to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Image courtesy of Shannon Hennessey Photography. Enter Fullscreen More information
Front entrance to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Image courtesy of Shannon Hennessey Photography.
Front entrance to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Image courtesy of Shannon Hennessey Photography. Enter Fullscreen More information
Front entrance to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Image courtesy of Shannon Hennessey Photography.
Ceremony in the Olsson Gallery. Image courtesy of Virginia Ashley Photography. Enter Fullscreen More information
Ceremony in the Olsson Gallery. Image courtesy of Virginia Ashley Photography.
Reception in Halsey Hall. Image courtesy of Virginia Ashley Photography. Enter Fullscreen More information
Reception in Halsey Hall. Image courtesy of Virginia Ashley Photography.
Robins Family Forum. Enter Fullscreen More information
Robins Family Forum.
Cabell Gallery. Enter Fullscreen More information
Cabell Gallery.
Landing in Cabell Gallery. Enter Fullscreen More information
Landing in Cabell Gallery.
Thanksgiving Throwdown for the Fire, Flour & Fork Festival 2018 in Halsey Hall. Image courtesy of Justin Chesney. Enter Fullscreen More information
Thanksgiving Throwdown for the Fire, Flour & Fork Festival 2018 in Halsey Hall. Image courtesy of Justin Chesney.
Front entrance to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Image courtesy of Shannon Hennessey Photography.
Front entrance to the Virginia Museum of H
Front entrance to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Image courtesy of Shannon Hennessey Photography.
Front entrance to the Virginia Museum of H
Ceremony in the Olsson Gallery. Image courtesy of Virginia Ashley Photography.
Ceremony in the Olsson Gallery.
Reception in Halsey Hall. Image courtesy of Virginia Ashley Photography.
Reception in Halsey Hall.
Robins Family Forum.
Robins Family Forum.
Cabell Gallery.
Cabell Gallery.
Landing in Cabell Gallery.
Landing in Cabell Gallery.
Thanksgiving Throwdown for the Fire, Flour & Fork Festival 2018 in Halsey Hall. Image courtesy of Justin Chesney.
Thanksgiving Throwdown for the Fire, Flour