Museums at W&L

Museums at Washington and Lee University

The Museums at Washington and Lee University (Museums at W&L) advance learning through direct engagement with collections, stimulate appreciation of global cultures, and inspire leadership in the arts and sciences. The Museums at W&L consist of the University Chapel & Museum, the Reeves Museum of Ceramics, and Watson Galleries. Works from the ceramics, art and history collections are also on view in several campus buildings.

Museums Temporarily Closed

W&L's indoor facilities will remain closed to the general public for the summer, with the exception of the E-Café located at Hillel House, and the University Store, which should be accessed using the entrance next to Canaan Green.

The Museums at W&L will use this time to install new exhibits and provide professional development opportunities for our staff.

W&L students, faculty, and staff may request appointments for academic research purposes by contacting W&L’s current visitor guidelines can be found on the COVID-19 Resources webpage.


Visit the Museums

Plan Your Visit
Visit on your own or with a group, reserve a space for an event, or find out how you can help support our mission.

Learn with the Museums

University, K12 and Community
The Museums at W&L hold exhibitions, lectures, classes, and events throughout the year. These events, along with the collections, provide ample opportunities to integrate museum learning into academic life.

Explore the Collections

Online Resources
The Museums at W&L is committed to making the collections more accessible for viewing and research.

Museum Highlights

Check out the latest programming and announcements from the Museums at W&L!

Museums at W&L in the News

News from the collections, exhibits, galleries, and more