Tennessee State Museum

Illuminating a state's history and future

The new Tennessee State Museum illuminates the rich and diverse history of the citizens of Tennessee and enliven Nashville’s Bicentennial Mall with an inspirational and distinctive state-of-the-art cultural facility, making it a destination for generations to come. The design will improve the visitor experience and engage the public in the history and significance of the State of Tennessee through collections, exhibitions, programs, and events. Its priceless collections from Tennessee’s history will be displayed in flexible exhibit spaces and will offer opportunities for learning through programming, lectures, symposia, and interactive learning spaces available to teachers, students, and the general public. Strict adherence to the highest quality standards for museum facilities will allow the institution to borrow and display a range of works from other international institutions.


Nashville, Tennessee

Building Type

Museum - Art/Science/History/Children's


137,400 SF

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