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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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Great Museum to visit while in Ann Arbor.

Visiting this museum was one of the highlights of my trip to Ann Arbor. I accidentally stumbled on this museum while I was on a lunch break and was glad to have found it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Visiting this museum was one of the highlights of my trip to Ann Arbor. I accidentally stumbled on this museum while I was on a lunch break and was glad to have found it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a lovely little stop in Ann Arbor. This is a nice little museum with interesting displays. We have been in Ann Arbor many times and had never visited. So glad we did.

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San Francisco, California
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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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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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