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Welcome and thank you for visiting the University Museum and Cultural Center (UMCC) online. UMCC is home to the Keepers of the Spirit: The L.A. Davis Historical Collection that documents the more than 140-year history of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). Our website highlights our mission, exhibitions, and research opportunities. Please feel free to read more about our museum on this site or come in for a visit.


Self-guided Tours

Self-guided tours are available anytime the museum is open. No reservations are required.

Guided Tours

Guided tours for groups are available at the museum on request. Guided visits are generally limited to 9 to 25 people. Groups larger than 25 people will be asked to split into smaller groups before entering the museum galleries.

To schedule a guided tour for your group, please contact the director of the museum 10 business days before your desired tour date. Dates and times for guided tours are dependent upon the museum staff's availability. Your group tour is not finalized until you receive a written confirmation from the museum staff. 
Please contact us at (870) 575-8232 or


The University Museum & Cultural Center will be closed November 23rd and November 24th for Thanksgiving.

Sunday               Closed
Monday              8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday              8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday         8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday            8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday                 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday             Closed

The University Museum and Cultural Center is closed when the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is closed. Weekends and holidays are by appointment for tour groups only. We remain open during fall and spring breaks and at other times when classes are not in session, as long as the entire university is not closed. For the current university holiday calendar, please visit: 

Admission is free and open to the general public
. The museum is housed in Childress Hall, which is located on the northeast corner of the central quadrangle of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff campus.

Contact Us

University Museum and Cultural Center
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 North University Drive
Mail Slot 4925
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone: (870) 575-8234 or (870) 575-8232


This activity was paid in total or part by funding from the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Institutional Services Program, Title III, Part B, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program or Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act.