Tennessee State Museum

Illuminating Tennessee's History And Future

The Tennessee State Museum illuminates the rich and diverse history of the citizens of Tennessee and enlivens Nashville’s Bicentennial Mall with an inspirational and distinctive cultural facility. Opened in October 2018, this state-of-the-art history museum significantly increases the visibility of the institution and the understanding of the rich history of the state.

Designed by HGA, the two-story museum is located on the northwest corner of the Bicentennial Capitol Mall, with expansive views of the historic State Capitol and Nashville skyline. The design engages the public in the history and significance of the State of Tennessee through collections, displays in flexible exhibit spaces, programs in interactive learning spaces, with strict adherence to the highest quality standards for museum facilities that allow the institution to borrow and display a range of works from other international institutions.