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Visitor Information


We are temporarily closed to the public.
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Admission and parking are free.

The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996, off Volunteer Boulevard on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Click on our address above for driving directions.

The museum is typically open seven days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. We are closed on the following dates: January 1, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, UT Thanksgiving Administrative Closures (Thursday and Friday), December 24 and 25. However, we are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking shackOn weekdays you can request a free two-hour museum parking pass, available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Parking Information Center kiosk at the entrance to Circle Park Drive, located just north of the museum. On weekends and after 4 p.m. on weekdays, free parking is available on Circle Park Drive. Parking during these times does not require a parking permit unless an athletic or other large event is scheduled on campus. On those occasions, paid parking is made available and parking attendants will be present.

Longer-term paid public parking is available at Volunteer Hall Parking Garage (Level 1, enter and exit from White Avenue only). See the UT campus map for more information.


To find parking for your bus, please call university parking and transit at 865-974-6031 and let them know you that your group has a planned visit to the museum. They will provide preferred locations for the bus and driver once the group has been dropped off at the museum. Locations change based on campus events, so we suggest making parking arrangements close to your visitation date.

While we welcome large groups, we do appreciate prior notification. Please inform us in advance of your visit, so we can provide the best experience to all guests and avoid conflicts where possible. Schedule a Group Visit.

Vans and Minibuses

Vans and minibuses that fit into a standard parking space can be accommodated in the same way as car. However, if your vehicle requires extra space, we recommend following the same procedure as a bus.

The museum is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are welcome.

There is limited seating in the museum. A wheelchair is available upon request on a first-come, first-served basis. Special accommodations for persons or groups with other disabilities may be requested in advance by calling 865-974-2144.

Please see the museum map and the university’s accessibility website for more information.

  • The museum has baby-changing tables in the men’s and women’s restrooms.
  • Wireless internet access is free and open to the public in the museum.
  • The museum has no restaurant or café, and food and drink are not allowed in the galleries. Campus dining options are available, and there is a grassy area in Circle Park in front of the museum with benches appropriate for eating a packed lunch.

Please don’t touch the art.

Food and drink are not permitted in the exhibition galleries.

Non-flash photography is permitted except where otherwise posted (some special exhibitions do not allow photography).

If you would like to take notes or sketch, please do so with pencils only.

Please don’t bring large bags, purses, or umbrellas into the exhibition spaces.

University of Tennessee is a smoke-free campus. The use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes/vaping are not permitted.

The Museum Store carries a wide range of ethically sourced and unique items, including local art, jewelry, books, gift items, stationery, and educational toys. University of Tennessee students and museum members receive a 10 percent discount in the store.

Proceeds from all purchases support the museum’s ongoing educational programs.

For more information about the museum store or its products, please contact the museum at or 865-974-2144.