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Address: Columbia and Franklin Sts., UNC at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Phone Number: 919 966 5736
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Small but worthwhile

You wouldn't expect to find an art museum in such a small town. But, while small, it does have a good range of art. From ancient to the modern, across Asia, Europe, Africa, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
daviscow
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We went here during our romantic getaway for our anniversary. The artwork was beautiful and the folks working there were really nice and informative. Conveniently located on Franklin Street. The only thing I would change is the parking situation. It was definitely a challenge to find somewhere to park, but that is any downtown really. Did not take from our... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You wouldn't expect to find an art museum in such a small town. But, while small, it does have a good range of art. From ancient to the modern, across Asia, Europe, Africa, and the new world, it offers a taste of art for free. Located on the northwest corner of campus, it's an easy walk.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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203 reviews 203 reviews
74 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a rather small museum but it holds a fine and varied collection of art. And, best of all, it is free to the public. It was located very close to our our inn, so I took the time to visit. The current presentations I saw include "The Western Tradition, from Ancient art to twentieth-century art; Art from China... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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30 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This museum has everything you want. Great admission price (Free), excellent vintage/modern art, and a friendly staff. Take time out of your day to enjoy this treasure! I was impressed by the historic art there 1000s of years old.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A favorite place in Chapel HIll. We often take out-of-town guests to the wonderful museum and it's fabulous gift shop and then for a walk around downtown Chapel HIll.

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Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A small collection of art that circulates around universities, but not bad for a public university art museum

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Camberley, Surrey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A fascinating exhibition about the history of photography was on when I was there - from very early to very modern work

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Madison, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We only went to their shop, but I love it great place to Christmas shop. The museum must be called to go and get access for handicapped. Will definitely do that next time

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Part of UNC and admission is free. It's best to pay for parking and make time for the museum, a stroll around the campus and downtown, and perhaps even a visit to the Morehead Planetarium, if you want to make a full day of it. The Ackland has many community events.

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New York City, New York
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17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My wife and I visited this art museum recently and really enjoyed it. It's unique history makes it quite interesting. The benefactor Ackland wanted his remains to be buried with his donations, Initially it was donated to Duke University but they would not abide by this requirement so after some years of litigation he gave it to UNC Chapel Hill.... More 

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