Kentucky Derby Museum announces $6.5 million expansion

11/09/2017 08:54 AM

The Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville has announced plans for a $6.5 million expansion.

The project will be the museum’s largest expansion since 1985 when it was constructed. The plan will add 11,000 square feet of new space and a renovation of 5,000 square feet in existing space.

Additions and renovations will include a new stable on the ground floor for the museum’s resident thoroughbred and miniature horse; seating for educational programming; rental space; expanded exhibit space on the museum’s second floor and a new third floor to house administrative offices, conference and storage space.

The Museum closed out fiscal year 2017 with record-setting attendance.

“We wanted to build upon the momentum of our recent growth and take the Museum to the next level,” said Kentucky Derby Museum President and CEO Patrick Armstrong in a press release. “With this expansion, we’ll create a new, dynamic way to present our mission to engage, educate and excite everyone about the extraordinary event that is the Kentucky Derby to guests from around the world.”

Construction is set to begin after next year’s Derby and completion is expected by November 2018 before the 2018 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs.

Exterior View 1

Exterior View 2



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