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temporarily closed

The Watts Museum is closed while we renovate our gallery space.

Core Selections: Highlights of the Oil and Gas Industry from West Virginia Museums

If your museum is interested in displaying artifacts in Core Selections, please complete and return our  Artifact Entry Form.

At the Watts Museum, we explore the significance of technology and industrialization on our region’s communities and landscape. Through our exhibits, programs, and outreach, we hope to inspire creative and analytical thinking about the many facets of energy-related industries in the Mountain State.  

    • Directions

    • Enter the address you’re arriving from in the text field to get personalized directions to the Watts Museum.

    • Parking

    • Parking permits are available for visitors of the Watts Museum. Please call 304.293.4609 in advance of your visit to reserve a parking permit for your vehicle. Permits are not needed on Saturdays. Visitors may also park in the Coliseum parking lot (no permit necessary) and take the shuttle or walk to the Mineral Resources Building.

    • Hours

    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1pm – 4pm

      Call 304.293.4609 for an appointment

      Closed in August for installation of new exhibit

    • *Please note that the Watts Museum is closed on WVU holidays.

      These holidays include: Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, WV Primary Election Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, the Saturday before Thanksgiving through the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and the Saturday before Christmas through the Saturday after New Year's Day.