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Address: University of Michigan, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone Number: 734 764 9304
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Description: The Kelsey Museum houses a collection of nearly 100,000 objects from the...
The Kelsey Museum houses a collection of nearly 100,000 objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean.
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A great under-utilized museum with wonderful Egyptian artifacts

This is a wonderful museum, and it is free. There are great Egyptian and other Middle Eastern artifacts, with very informative text. There also are tours which go into more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Ann Arbor, MI
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum, and it is free. There are great Egyptian and other Middle Eastern artifacts, with very informative text. There also are tours which go into more detail. It is also nice to wander around by yourself.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A small dynamic museum with an excellent outreach program, special events and lectures, and curated exhibits. Take a curator or docent tour for extra insights. Or spend a peaceful hour visiting on your own with clearly displayed items. Lovely exhibit space in the modern wing. One of our favorites

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

They had interesting Egyptian artifacts including a child mummy. The admission is also free. The museum isn't that big but it's still worth seeing.

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Longmont, Colorado
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44 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Located in the main campus, parking hard to find. Attractions limited, mostly Egyptian. I'm prejudiced by having the prof that collected most of the stuff in a couple of lectures back in the day.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lovely museum - nicely designed with good information and great architecture. Definitely worth a visit!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Kelsey is the showplace for the university's department of archeology, which has participated in some remarkable excavations. A recent renovation/expansion makes it very attractive. It is small, quiet and easy to peruse; also free. Nice where are you? To spend an hour or so when visiting the campus.

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Located around the U of M campus area. Parking was about 1/4 away in parking ramp. No charge for museum. They claimed to have over 25,000 Egyptian artifacts but only about 5% on display. Displays were nice but a little disappointing if you are an Egypt fan. They have a very small gift shop run by students. Kind of small... More 

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Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Really informative, small selection, but they make use of a small area. I was really excited to see everything, and even the building it is housed in is beautiful.

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Chatham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have enjoyed many visits to the Museum of Archaeology. Various areas are enjoyable for children of different ages. Interesting collections of stuffed animals and prehistoric skeletons. The collection is showing its age in many regards, but limits in funding mean that upgrades are unlikely in the near future. Still worth a visit.

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Irvine, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Recently enjoyed a one hour visit to the Kelsey. Arranged to have a guide from the museum take me and my family on a tour of the very interesting collection of ancient artifacts.

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