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Under construction!


The Watts Museum will be closed in June and July while we make some renovations to our gallery space and install our next exhibit. 
We will resume our normal open hours in August. Thank you! 

June – JULY 2019

Plan your trip today!

The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the social, cultural and technological history of West Virginia’s mineral resources and their related industries through the collection, preservation, research, and exhibition of artifacts and archival materials.

The Watts Museum is housed in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University.

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    • 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, Saturday: 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, Independence Day, Labor Day, Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat during week of Thanksgiving, and the Saturday before Christmas through the Saturday after New Year's Day.