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 Lee Chapel and 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 at W&L closed throughout Winter Term 2021. The Washington and Lee University COVID-19 Committee has determined that all campus buildings — including the Museums at W&L — will remain closed to non-essential visitors throughout Winter Term 2021 (through the month of April).

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.

Museums at W&L in the News

News from the collections, exhibits, galleries, and more