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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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6th grader went in not excited to go but left thrilled and better yet had learned a lot.

Great little museum well worth the $8 per adult and $6 child. I have seen deals on groupon and living social for less but this was an impromptu visit Not the easiest to find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
columbus, ga

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columbus, ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great little museum well worth the $8 per adult and $6 child. I have seen deals on groupon and living social for less but this was an impromptu visit Not the easiest to find on Emory's gorgeous campus and parking during the day during the week is a challenge in the lots but worth it. Parking was $5 for the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is relatively small, but covers a lot of ground - Egypt, Nubia, Greece, Rome and an impressive collection of items from south and Central America. More than you can see in one day if you're actually reading the information and especially if you're doing the informative audio tour. It's also inexpensive - $8 entrance, free parking on the... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful trip to the museum! Fascinating exhibits. We bought a groupon for 2, and took the free audio tour. Some really unique exhibits, and the Egyptian mummy room is incredible. We came in a Sunday & had free parking on the Emory campus. Good restroom facilities. Friendly staff.

Thank DrHannahJ
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

A great permanent collection including Egyptian, Roman and African artifacts, plus a special exhibit that always pleases. They have guided tours on E devices

Thank Stephen W
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Carlos Museum really is a world class facility. ... The permanent exhibits include ancient Egyptian artifacts (and real mummies), and fascinating Greek & Roman pottery and one of the earliest bathtubs in the world. The current traveling exhibit, drawn from the celebrated Native American art collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, "Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art," is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

My daughter's class took a field trip here because they had been studying ancient Egypt and other ancient cultures. We were all fascinated by the mummies and other ancient artifacts. Amazing! I want to go back again because 2 hours was not enough to soak it all in!

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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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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.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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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

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