Visitor Information


Directions and Parking

The Illinois State Museum Research & Collections Center is located in Springfield.  The entrance is located on Ash Street between 10 1/2 and 11th Street.  Drive through the gate into the parking area. Ash Street is currently closed at the railroad tracks. The entrance to the parking lot on Ash Street must be approached from the east.

The facility is only open to the public for educational programs and by appointment. 


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Illinois State Museum-
Research & Collections Center
1011 East Ash Street
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 785-0037

Mon-Fri: 8:30-5
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

There is a large parking lot on site, parking is free. 

Free.  Open to public only during programs or by appointment. 
Map to Research & Collections

Location of Research & Collections Center in relationship to Illinois State Museum.