Museum Policies

Museum Policies

In order to ensure your experience with us is pleasant, we ask that all Museum visitors comply with our established policies.

Photography & video: Museum visitors may use hand-held cameras to take non-flash photographs for private, non-commercial use in designated areas of our permanent galleries

Photography Disclaimer: The National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture may photograph, film, or videotape visitors for educational and promotional purposes. Entry into the Museum is implied consent for the use of the visitor’s likeness, voice, or video image for educational and promotional purposes.

Shirt and shoes: Shirt and shoes are required (no wheeled shoes).

Food and Beverages: Food and beverages are allowed during private functions in designated areas only.

Cell phones: Silence cell phones.

Animals: Only service animals are allowed in the Museum.

Children: Children ages 13 and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times while inside the Museum.

Items to check at the beginning of your visit:
Shopping bags
Oversized bags
Baby-carrier backpacks (unless convertible to the front) and oversized or jogging strollers

Allowed items:
Medical bags/backpacks are allowed in exhibits. Please request a key for lockers in the front entrance.

Smoking is not permitted in the Museum.

Lost & Found
If you have left something behind, Please call us at 774-284-4729
We have a very small area for Lost & Found items. We can hold your items for a maximum of 10 days only.

Please note that all parcels and bags are subject to inspection at the discretion of security.