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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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Address: University of Michigan, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone Number: 734 764 9304
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The Kelsey Museum houses a collection of nearly 100,000 objects from the...

The Kelsey Museum houses a collection of nearly 100,000 objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean.

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This is one of my personal favorite places....

Outstanding...low key...small and personal with excellent collection. Worthwhile place to visit and a great place to go if you are looking for something to sketch in your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Outstanding...low key...small and personal with excellent collection. Worthwhile place to visit and a great place to go if you are looking for something to sketch in your sketchbook or if you need some peaceful time to yourself.

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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The museum is rather small, and you almost wouldn't recognize it if not for the sign out front. Frankly speaking, the contents are interesting if you have an interest in archaeology but for anyone else, this place is fairly boring. You could see everything there is to see inside in under thirty minutes and read every plaque twice in less... More 

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Thank Cody R
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky to meet with the start of a introduction tour. The lady there is kind and her introduction is impressive. It is just a small museum however did rather well. Pay attention to its time schedule if u plan to go recently 'cause there'll be sth like a refurbish.

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Thank walker2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a beautiful museum with a wonderful collection of artifacts. It has been remodeled and all items are easy to see. A wonderful collection for those new to archaeology, as well as treasures for those like myself who have seen some of the large European museums. I love the Kelsey museum!

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Thank Lynntravels83
Clemmons, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Kelsey is smaller than some of the other University of Michigan museums, but it is definitely worth the time to see it. The museum has some fantastic pieces from the Near East. It took me about an hour to see the museum, but one wanted to examine everything more closely, I could see spending as much as two or three... More 

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Thank Andrei S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Visited to see paintings of historic Rome but also enjoyed the permanent exhibits from Greece, Egypt, and Rome.

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Thank Elizabeth B
Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I toured this museum on the afternoon of Thursday, 1 October. There were two special exhibits -- one on the main floor just inside the entrance and one on the second floor. Both are magnificent. I was especially impressed by the creativity required by the second floor exhibit which is designed to introduce you to the archaeologists and other interesting... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Visiting this museum was one of the highlights of my trip to Ann Arbor. I accidentally stumbled on this museum while I was on a lunch break and was glad to have found it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a lovely little stop in Ann Arbor. This is a nice little museum with interesting displays. We have been in Ann Arbor many times and had never visited. So glad we did.

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Thank Osito61
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Egyptian and roman artifacts primarily layed out over two floors. Very informative displays and some great pieces. Special exhibition while I was visiting was Rocks, Paper, Memory - loved it! The museum is free, donations accepted.

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