FIND YOUR PLACE IN THE MUSEUM OF UTAH
A Gathering Place on the Utah State Capitol Complex.
Utah has long been a place of movement, culture and innovation. Generations of people who called this place home have applied their labor and created communities. The land and people have shaped each other and continue to do so.
Utah’s history is full of tensions and contradictions, resilience and creativity. The museum highlights Utah’s connections to the West, the nation and the world. We’ll ask visitors explore the galleries to discover Utah’s varied experiences — and then ask to hear your Utah stories.
Thanks to the vision and support of Governor Spencer Cox and the Utah State Legislature, Utah’s vast collection of artifacts and art will be protected and shared in a new museum on the Utah State Capitol Complex. Planning has begun for this new building that will include collections storage, exhibition, education and gathering spaces.
The Museum of Utah honors the past and inspires the future by sharing the state’s unique history, culture, and art.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement cares for more than 1.8 million objects, valued at an estimated $125 million, including photographs, manuscripts, art, and artifacts.
The Museum of Utah will serve Utahns with an interest in history, art, and culture, as well as students, out-of-state tourists, and the 200,000 annual visitors to the Utah Capitol.
LINKING UTAH MUSEUMS
The museum’s unique mission is to share the comprehensive story of Utah’s cultural heritage, while serving as a hub linking the state’s museums.