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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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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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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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Perfectly displayed artifacts, great pieces, all in a small beautiful museum

Egyptian and roman artifacts primarily layed out over two floors. Very informative displays and some great pieces. Special exhibition while I was visiting was Rocks, Paper, Memory... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Egyptian and roman artifacts primarily layed out over two floors. Very informative displays and some great pieces. Special exhibition while I was visiting was Rocks, Paper, Memory - loved it! The museum is free, donations accepted.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Check their calendar. Every once in awhile, they invite families in for a scavenger hunt and craft activities. My kids loved it! Neat to see a real life mummy (of a child) and mummy cats and birds.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice museum!! The pieces in there are incredible!! I definitely recommend this place. Even the building it self looks awesome.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I love Archeology and Egypt in particular so when we were reading about things to do while in Ann Arbor, I knew this would be on the list. It is a small museum and right on the campus of University of Michigan and FREE, donations accepted of course. The hours aren't long, but if in the area on an afternoon,... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: University of Michigan, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone Number: 734 764 9304
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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