About the Museum of Art

Hours and COVID guidelines:

In response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and in accordance with UNH operational guidelines the Museum has temporarily reduced hours of operations for on-campus faculty, students and staff.

The Museum will be open to faculty, students, and University staff from Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and by appointment for class visits before noon Monday- Friday. Appointments are strongly encouraged due to limited museum capacity.

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors who come to campus must have a valid Wildcat Pass. Criteria can be found here.

Visitors to Campus:

No visitors may come to any campus unless they are invited by a UNH faculty or staff member. All visitors to one of our campuses must follow all public health guidelines including wearing a face covering and following physical distancing requirements. Faculty and staff should weigh carefully whether they can accomplish the goal of the visit through virtual interaction. Off-campus visitors are expected to comply with safety and security measures listed in the University’s modes of operation.  Off-campus visitors seeking to bring a visitor to campus should submit a request for approval at least two weeks in advance before your visit. Please contact the Museum to make arrangements.

Mid-February- May 2021 
M-T-W- F: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
TH: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

The museum is closed during the summer. During the academic year, the museum is closed on University holidays and during exhibition changes.

Administrative office hours (year-round) are Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m


The Museum of Art, UNH is located in the Paul Creative Arts Center (30 Academic Way) on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire.

From Boston: Take I-95 North to Exit 4 ("N.H. Lakes and Mountains, Spaulding Turnpike"). Continue to Exit 6W and follow Route 4 West past the Dover/Durham Route 108 exit. Exit at Route 155A and turn east (left) toward Durham.

From Portland: Follow I-95 South to Exit 5. Continue on Spaulding Turnpike to Exit 6W and follow directions as listed from Boston.

From the West: Take Route 4 East to the Route 155A exit. From the exit, Durham is to the right.

For Passenger Drop-off/Pick-up and Deliveries Only: At the traffic light on Main Street, turn right onto College Road. Follow College Road around the bend to the left (at which point it becomes McDaniel Drive) and take the second left onto Mitchell Way. Proceed one block to the stop sign and turn left. PCAC is ahead on the right.

The Museum of Art is located in the center of the building on the main floor.
To leave the area, turn left onto Arts Way, and then turn either left or right onto McDaniel Drive.
UNH Campus Map


There are three van-accessible parking spaces along Academic Way, just beyond the main entrance to the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The Museum of Art is handicap accessible and has a lift to access the lower level gallery space. 

For more information, call the Museum of Art at (603) 862-3712 or NH Relay at (800) 735-2964.

Group Tours/Bus Parking

Daytime parking for buses is in the Dirt Lot 2 off Mast Rd. Shuttles run from the entrance of this lot every 10 minutes. To park the buses, after dropping off passengers at the Paul Creative Arts Center, backtrack to the traffic light and turn left onto Main St. Turn right onto Mast Road and turn right again into the first dirt lot #2. No parking permits are needed for this parking area. You may ride the shuttle to the McConnell Bus Stop and then walk left down the sidewalk to the Paul Creative Arts Center.

If you have questions about parking, contact the Museum of Art or visit UNH Transportation Services




Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Visitor parking during the University's peak hours of operation (Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.) is available in three different areas: Self- pay & display kiosks along Academic Way, C-Lot, and the Visitor Center.

Academic Way: Self- pay & display kiosks are available. Kiosks will take coins and major credit cards (no bills, and will offer no change), and produce a paper slip which will display your expiration time, and will include a tear-off receipt to keep with you to remind you of when it’s time to get going. The parking spaces along, in front of the Paul Creative Arts Center, have limited availability during peak hours. Kiosks are $1.25/hour, with a 2-hour maximum.

Campus Crossing visitors lot: Campus Crossing visitor lot located on Mill Road across from Durham Marketplace. Self-pay & display kiosks are available. Kiosks will take coins and major credit cards (no bills, and will offer no change), and produce a paper slip which will display your expiration time, and will include a tear-off receipt to keep with you to remind you of when it’s time to get going. After you pay, you can proceed to the Museum of Art via a short, paved walkway through a lovely, wooded ravine. Permits are $1.25/hour, with a 4-hour maximum.

Sage Way Visitor Lot on 20 Sage Way (formerly called the Visitor Information Center Lot on 295 Mast Road): The University of New Hampshire's Visitor Lot provides the most ample parking opportunities and a complimentary shuttle bus that will take you to the Paul Creative Arts Center area. Self-pay & display kiosks is available ($1/hour, up to 12-hour maximum) or you may purchase a daily parking permit for $10.00 from inside the Parking & Transit Services Center.

**All hourly parking spaces are enforced Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m..

To reach the Parking & Transit Services Center, proceed on Route 155A and turn left at the left turn lane, shortly before the tennis courts. Follow the signs to the Center, a restored white barn with green trim. The free Gables Connector (shuttle bus) leaves from the Center every eight minutes. The bus proceeds toward campus on Main Street, turns right at Holloway Commons, and then turns right again onto Academic Way. Disembark at the first stop on Academic Way (McConnell Bus Stop) and continue the short distance to the Paul Creative Arts Center, the first brick building on the right.

The Museum of Art is also open when parking is more readily available on Saturdays 12- 4 p.m. . On weekends public parking is available in the lots marked for faculty, staff, or commuter students. Parking lots closest to PCAC are: Lot P (behind Parsons Hall), or Lot B (large lot off Mill Road, between Academic Way and McDaniel Drive).