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VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS                804-340-1400                                        TTY: 804-340-1401
2800 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA  23221-2466

DIRECTIONS: I-95, Exit 78, south 1.5 miles on Boulevard to museum at Boulevard and Grove.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Five thousand years of artistic achievement are represented in galleries, from ancient Greece to modern times. Outstanding features include the Mellon collections of Sporting Art, French Impressionism, Post-Impressionism; the Lewis collections of Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco and Modern decorative arts, Modern and Contemporary art; Russian imperial Easter eggs by Fabergé; the Gans collection of English silver; European and American painting masterpieces; Ancient, Classical and Egyptian art; and one of the world's leading collections of the art of India, Nepal and Tibet.

PARKING:  Parking deck is open daily during museum hours and for special events and programs. Parking is free to VMFA members with membership card, $5 per day for nonmembers.

Parking for visitors with disabilities is available on the north side of the main building, adjacent to the Robinson House, and inside the VMFA parking deck. The walkway at the middle level of the parking deck is flat, and can be reached via elevator from the upper or lower levels.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Accessible paved, brick paths.

ENTRANCE:  From main parking lot.  Glass entry doors, 32 in. wide, easily open out with clearly marked vertical pull handle located 36 in. above floor.   

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Level I near cafe, west wing of levels III and IV.  Doors 32 in. wide, open in.  Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have 30 in. wide doors opening out, handrails.  19 in. toilet seat height, and 12 in. between commode and wall (Level III has 36 in.).  Sink height is 30 in.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Rest rooms are identified by a raised figure with pants or skirt on door to designate men or women.

ELEVATOR:  Wheelchair accessible elevator with sound indicator.  Interior of car is 44 in. by 67 in.

For guests with hearing disabilities, there are written scripts for current VMFA Audio Tours.

Sign Language Interpreters can be provided with four weeks notice for guided group tours. To book your guided tour and interpreter, please contact Tour Services at 804.340.1419.

For guests with visual disabilities, transcripts of current VMFA Audio Tours are available in Large Print at the Visitor Services Desk.

Link to audio tours are available for download from the museum’s website.

Touch Tours are available to groups of adults and students (K–12) of 10–20 as staff and gallery space are available. These tours must be booked two months in advance. Contact Tour Services at 804-340-1419.

For guests with mobility disabilities, manual wheelchairs and one motorized scooter are available free of charge at the Coat Check on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations). If you need a wheelchair upon arrival, please ask a security officer.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE FACILITIES:  18 tables in the Best Cafe, serving casual fare. Amuse Restaurant offers fine dining focusing on local ingredients with vegetarian and gluten-free options. Make a reservation or call 804.340.1580 

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 30-48 in. wide.  Counters 42 in. high.  Clerks to assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays. Features unique jewelry, home accessories, toys, stationery, and books, focusing on merchandise related to the museum’s collections and exhibitions as well as educational items and work from Virginia artists.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Accepted credit cards V and MC. Free admission to the museum’s permanent collection. Some exhibitions have a separate admission fee. 

Open daily 10-5 pm and until 9 on Thursdays + Fridays. Holiday hours: Open 10–5 on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

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