Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts open?
VMFA is open 365 days a year, during a fixed daily hours schedule.
Where is VMFA?
The museum is located at 200 N. Boulevard in Richmond, Virginia.
How much is admission?
Admission to the museum’s permanent collection is always free. Tickets to the special exhibitions are available for an extra fee.
Where can I park?
VMFA has its own convenient parking deck for visitors.
Does the museum provide strollers for visitors to use?
Yes, strollers are available free of charge at the Coat Room on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations).
Is there any place to store my coat/bag/umbrella inside the museum?
Visitors may check materials at the Coat Room, free of charge.
Are there places to eat inside the museum?
Yes, VMFA has both a casual bistro, Best Café, and a formal dining room, Amuse.
What can kids do at the Museum?
The Family Fun Guide, available at the Visitor Services desk, outlines an art scavenger hunt young visitors can complete within the museum. VMFA’s education wing offers numerous scheduled and walk-in opportunities for kids to participate in creative, hands-on art projects. Check out our preschool, kids', family, and teen programs for more information.
How can I become a VMFA member?
Memberships are available for purchase online and at the museum’s Visitor Services desk.
What are the benefits of becoming a Member of VMFA?
Membership benefits include free admission to special exhibitions, free parking in the parking deck, educational programs, discounts at the VMFA Shop and restaurants, and many other exciting opportunities.
What should I do if I lose my membership card?
Members can receive a replacement card by calling Member Services at 804.340.1520. Temporary cards can be obtained at the Visitor Services desk inside the Museum.
Have more questions about membership? See Frequently Asked Questions about Membership.
When can I take a guided tour?
Walk-In Highlights Tours require no reservations and operate on a fixed daily schedule. Group tours or student tours must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.
What is an audio guided tour?
The audio guide tour directs visitors through some of the most notable pieces of the VMFA permanent collection. The guide’s helpful and interesting audio commentary provides information on each featured piece’s artist, construction, and cultural significance.
Can I donate artwork that I own to the museum?
All donations must first be considered by the VMFA Department of Collections.
Can I have a piece of artwork that I own appraised by the museum?
VMFA cannot provide either monetary appraisals or authentication of art works.
Accommodations for Individuals or Groups with Disabilities Questions
Where are the parking and entrances for visitors with disabilities located?
Parking for visitors with disabilities is available at two locations: on the east side of the main building, in front of 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.
Does the museum provide wheelchairs for visitors to use?
Yes, manual wheelchairs and one motorized scooter are available free of charge at the Coat Room on a first-come, first-served basis.
Does the museum offer specialized tours for visitors with accessibility concerns?
VMFA provides a number of specialized tours designed to accommodate individuals or groups with disabilities.
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