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Michael C. Carlos Museum

Address: 571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone Number: +1 404-727-4282
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Ranked #13 of 151 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums with major collections of...
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Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

*****The bookstore (giftshop) is amazing!!!!!! Make sure to check it out. Lot's of obscure titles. This museum is wonderful for lovers of art, history, travel, and more! I finally went and it was amazing! The displays are wonderfully done, the specimens are unique and beautiful. You will pay about 8 bucks to get in and 7 bucks parking. It is... More 

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Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are interested in objects thousens of years old ( pottery, mummies, jewelery), that's the place to go. I have seen it in so many museums around the world...so for me it was not that interesting. But it was a cold rainy day, we were close by after visiting the CDC museum, so we went there. The building itself... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great collection of early pottery and other manmade objects, but could be better labeled or described.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I'm surprised at how many people who live in/near Atlanta even know this place exists. It has incredible Mesa-American and Egyptian exhibits, and an excellent bookstore for history lovers. Plus the architecture of the building and the setting on Emory University's quad makes this a fun place to visit when the weather is nice. Stroll around the beautiful campus before... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

As far as I know this, is the only museum in the southeast that has a permanent mummy exhibit. It is not the largest museum, but it is worth the trip to the Emory University campus.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The self-tour guide is solid. The Egyptian collection is what the Carlos is known for and is excellent. Worth an hour or two

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The museum has art and items from Rome, Greece, Africa, and the Americas, and we went specifically for the Egypt exhibit. That exhibit was very good, with a nice collection of mummies and artifacts. I was also impressed by an exhibit from Emory's own collection called "GOD SPOKE THE EARTH: STORIES OF GENESIS IN PRINTS AND DRAWINGS." Adult admission is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Usually museums can get a little boring, but not the Carlos museum. I love going to visit on a rainy afternoon.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I am not a huge art fan, but this is a well known museum on Emory's campus. Had no idea how well known it was until I learned more people knew about the museum than the world-famous college on whose campus it sits. It's a decent sized museum. Parking can be a little expensive. It's been a while since I've... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This museum has a fantastic collection of Greek Egyptian and South American artifacts that are pristine and beautifully restored. Also, their collection of Egyptian mummies is out of this world! Plus, it's so well laid out. If you're a bookworm, I would also recommend a visit to the gift shop. Lots of interesting and unusual titles, with all kinds of... More 

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