Michael C. Carlos Museum
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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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Niels
Bethesda, MD6 contributions
Jun 2022
The collection of Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, Mesoamerican, Asian, and African artifacts is first-rate. The galleries are organized well, include a good amount of readable information, and are well-lit. I was really impressed! Near the entrance is a superb bookstore with souveniers and gifts related to the museum.
Written June 18, 2022
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Maria G
Dunwoody, GA1,208 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Whenever I am around Emory add an event I always go to the Carlos Museum. I loved the Hindu culture exhibit. I also love the gift shop. It’s reasonably priced and has a very unique items of jewelry based on their collections. Everyone is very friendly. Don’t miss the mummies.
Written February 10, 2020
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littleyacht
United States97 contributions
Sep 2022
Hidden gem on the Emory campus. I was unaware of it until some visitors wanted to go. Small, but packed with antiquities including a room full of mummies. If I lived in Atlanta, I'd be there frequently and concentrate on one room at a time as the detail can be overwhelming. African collection other than the Egyptian is small and consists mainly of ritual masks/costumes. Minimal admission price, senior price, reciprocal NA membership admission honoured. Pay visitor parking available at two Emory parking garages.
Written September 22, 2022
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World Trotter Here and Beyond
Atlanta, GA1,654 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The Michael Carlos Museum has a wide collection of artifacts from ancient civilizations in Asia, Americas, Africa, Rome, Egypt, Greece, and many more. This place is ideal for all ages but be mindful of the little ones not to touch or move too much to avoid accident. The best selection was Egypt - mummies and more Egyptian artifacts. The fee is 8 dollars and free for all Emory personnels.
Written April 30, 2019
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GuyFromAtlanta_GA
Birmingham, AL1,197 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
I've wanted to see the exhibits here for many years and today I finally made good. The building itself is spectacular and is situated on a beautiful green space at Emory University. There are two floors of exhibits, with special exhibits on the upper floor (no photos there). Check their website for the dates of free afternoons. Their Egyptian display is worthwhile alone, but there are other interesting artifacts from South America, the Mediterranean and the Far East.
Written July 21, 2016
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dhchjh
Atlanta, GA33 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
Never heard much about this museum on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, GA. WOW- spent about 3 hours there on Father's Day. My 88 year old dad thoroughly enjoyed himself as did my sister and I. Believe admission was only $8.00. Spend the few extra $ for the headset in order to listen to the in-depth information available for many of the displays.

So many treasures, including the oldest mummy in the Western hemisphere! Every display was just perfect. It is quite dark in the mummy display areas- but for obvious reasons.

Don't miss the bookstore- just outside the museum entrance. Tiny but loaded with some wonderfully interesting items.

Downside- the parking can be difficult- especially when classes are is in session. Also the gentleman in the bookstore was too preoccupied watching a movie to wait on us.
Written June 16, 2014
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PatriotGal
Fayetteville, GA333 contributions
May 2014 • Family
I'll begin by saying that to really appreciate this museum, you should have an interest in ancient history and antiquities. If not, you may find yourself breezing in and out of the museum in about 45 minutes or less. The museum building is beautiful. The galleries are all very similar in that the objects are behind glass that is flush with the wall, the lighting is dim, and many (not all) of the accompanying descriptions are located along the bottom of the window in very small type that also requires bending to read it. Even so, it was amazing to see objects several thousands of years old. The highlights for my son (age 12) and I were the Roman & Greek statuary and the Egyptian exhibit which was the main reason for our trip. I would not suggest taking young children strictly from an interest stand point. You will most likely arrive at the museum at its lower level back entrance where you will then need to go up one level to the admission desk. If you do arrive this way, make sure and go out the main entrance when you leave which takes you the Emory quadrangle. This is really the pretty part of the Emory campus and you cannot see it from your car driving around the perimeter of the school. Parking can be a challenge and it is easy to get confused so allow adequate time for that. There are no food options at the museum and the gift shop is really more of a bookstore. I feel the admission was very reasonable. Do take the audio guide; it is only a couple dollars more and occasionally an Emory curator contributes to the narration. Overall, I'm glad we went but do not see us returning. It was a one time visit.
Written June 2, 2014
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coffeebeagle
Outside Atlanta GA213 contributions
The museum is a little hard to find tucked away on the Emry University campus, but some of the best mummies around. It was free, lots of great guides and while it doesn't take a long time to go through, it was great for adults and kids. Fantastic egyptology section!
Written January 6, 2013
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Eva
Gainesville, GA12 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We had a wonderful time here looking at the mummies and artifacts. Small museum but mighty. Check out the little dog mummy they have.
We went on a Sunday, so parking was free. Emory has a visitor parking deck that is just a short walk from the museum.
Written December 9, 2019
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Kirk C
Atlanta, GA32 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
When looking for a family outing, especially with older kids, this wonderful museum should not be overlooked! There are tons of in-depth exhibits that are curated nicely which gives you a great look at the historical art and culture from around the world. A highlight, of course, is the Ancient Egypt exhibit!

The museum seems small, but can easily fill an afternoon, making it well worth the small admission fee. In fact, the price is so low that if you don’t get to it all, a return visit won’t cost you that much.

Definitely worth the short drive to Emory. You should check it out.
Written June 8, 2019
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  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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