Tuesday, February 7, 2023

With Anniversary Near, Virginia Musical Museum Has Eye on Expansion

1978 Clenet Roadster, #69 of 250 built, Originally owned by Marvin Gaye, at Virginia Musical Museum & Virginia Music Hall of Fame (WY Daily/ Jillian Appel)

WILLIAMSBURG — With 2022 nearly in the books and a ten-year anniversary on the horizon, The Virginia Musical Museum and Virginia Music Hall of Fame is enjoying an influx of visitors and is progressing on its expansion plans.

The museum was featured in “Things to do in Williamsburg” in the state’s Virginia Travel Guide magazine. The museum noted group tours have doubled in comparison to the previous year, as it welcomed both national and international guests.

The museum also installed a range of updates, from new emergency lighting to new doors and handrails, to ensure the safety of guests.

Virginia Music Hall of Fame (WY Daily/Jillian Appel)

The museum released an update regarding its planned expansion to mark its 10-year anniversary. Part of this involves the addition of an elevator to the building, and expanding the Hall of Fame by 450 square feet. The process began in January 2021.

Due to a request from the city planner to hire an architect to inspect the older portion of the building, the project has encountered some delays. An architect from Hopke & Associates, Inc. was hired to help ensure the building is completely up to city code. Several items on the list provided by the architect have been completed, but there are still items that need to be accomplished before the city will approve the expansion.

The museum is a completely nonprofit entity with an all-volunteer staff, with all donations helping to fund completing the expansion.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for military and seniors, $5 for students and children, children under 4 are free.

For more information about museum hours and donations, check out its official web page.

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