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Church History Museum

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Address: 45 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Phone Number: 801-240-3310
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Description: Museum detailing the history of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

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It's closed right now, reopens fall 2015

https://history.lds.org/section/museum?lang=eng follow this page to see when they will reopen. This was a great museum for years, but then the new curator started rotating the art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Provo, Utah
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Provo, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

https://history.lds.org/section/museum?lang=eng follow this page to see when they will reopen. This was a great museum for years, but then the new curator started rotating the art collection. I always liked going in there seeing the same "Mormon Impressionist" paintings but those have not been on display for about five years? Worth a visit!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This museum has great exhibits and fun activities even for kids. It is a great way to learn about the mormons and the church past. However do not expect it to be all accurate the mormon church alters a lot of its history to be more "friendly" to the current beliefs and appearance of the church. and that is what... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
58 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This place understands that bringing young children can be tough. There's loads of things to do and it is pretty fun. The video presentations they show of pioneers from England feature actors whose attempts at an English accent re cringing but that aside its great. A must see for any Mormon really. Great access for strollers and really close to... More 

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Murray
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Next to Temple Square, dedicated to Mormon deeds and culture that dominate Utah history. Informative exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It isn't off the beaten path, but it is sometimes overlooked with the attractions of Temple Square. For Mormon or non-Mormon, this museum gives you a great look into the history and culture of Satl Lake City. Very family friendly and welcoming. Easy for children to see.

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School
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I'm not an LDS member. But I am a history lover. I felt like I learned so much about those who helped settle the west. Great time, free, and well put together. Way to go!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A very interesting collection of period pieces and one walks around unmolested by LDS eager recruiters - which makes this #1 place !

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Beware that the museum will be closing next week for a one-year renovation. It should be even better than before; lots of hands-on activities are planned for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I am a local and found a connection with my ancestors in this Museum, a journal of my Great Great grandfather Levi Hancock. Loved the displays of early Salt Lake City and the migration information of the Pioneers!!

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

For this museum you don't pay, go on your own pace , no English they might just have a self guide tour with headphones for you in your language. Interesting also for the children, 3 floors, on the second floor an play area for children, main floor pioneer days, statues and many paintings, changing themes. Outside between the museum and... More 

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