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Michael C. Carlos Museum

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Address: 571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone Number: +1 404-727-4282
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums...

The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums with major collections of art objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Near East, Greece, Rome, ancient Americas, Africa, and Asia, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.

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Great Egyptian exhibit

The history of the Egyptian exhibits makes it even more appreciated. As the Carlos was responsible for returning Ramese to its rightful home in Egypt. As a result Atlanta and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Fayetteville, Georgia

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of the Egyptian exhibits makes it even more appreciated. As the Carlos was responsible for returning Ramese to its rightful home in Egypt. As a result Atlanta and the Carlos has benefited by several outstanding Egyptian programs and exhibits. It is a beautiful building and excellent museum

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by this museum for a break while visiting family at the Emory Hospital. The exhibits on display were fantastic. There were so many ancient artifacts. It is crazy to think about where that item has been and who was touching it. We could have spent hours, but we only had time to visit on wing on one floor... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Great museum, on the small side but beautifully arranged and flows easily. It contains the largest ancient art collections in the Southeast, including ancient objects from , Greece, Rome, ancient Egypt and the Near East, Africa.

Thank Layla F
Kingsport, Tennessee
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Our family visited this museum situated at the Emory University campus. Low entry fee. Enjoyed the lovely exhibits of Middle America objects. The Egyptian exhibit was fascinating. Many mummies of both people and animal. Rotating special exhibits too.

Thank Robin M
Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

this place has a great collection of ancient Egyptian and Greek art. Definetly worth a visit. And I visit about once a year.

Thank Michael M
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,281 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 520 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

excellent museum. wow- I was very much impressed. very good display of artifacts. not large, but impressive

Thank jlantern3
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

As an Emory Alum- I'm probably biased. In terms of hidden gems, you can't find a better one in the city. This museum has some amazing pieces, and while it's not an enormous collection- if you leave here without seeing something new and interesting... there's something wrong with you. The Carlos museum is an Atlanta treasure and you owe yourself... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great local museum. Not too large, perfect for a afternoon visit. Artifacts nicely displayed. Good collection of tombs and mummys, along with many other artifacts. Very reasonably priced. Right on the campus on Emory University.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Had a great time. Only downfall was all the construction there, so you have to park a good ways off and walk there. No signs showing you where to go. But once there, the fee is reasonable and negotiable. They offered the Roman, Egyptian, native and a few other displays. Hands on boxes for field trips and kids. Last us... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I love this museum! Well-curated and includes a large selection of ancient artifacts from numerous areas of the world. My child is obsessed with the Egyptian wing of the museum and still talks about our visit almost two years later. If your child has any interest in ancient cultures, this museum is an exceptional little gem in Atlanta. Note -... More 

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