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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor

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The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is a museum of archaeology located on the University of Michigan central campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the United States. The museum is a unit of the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. It has a collection of more than 100,000 ancient and medieval artifacts from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East. In addition to displaying its permanent and special exhibitions, the museum sponsors research and fieldwork and conducts educational programs for the public and for schoolchildren. The museum also houses the University of Michigan Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology.
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  • After amazing experiences at the UM Museums of Art and Natural History, I decided to visit the Kelsey Museum. I was surprised and disappointed by the Kelsey Museum, whose lovely facade belies promises...  more »
  • It is a big museum. Admission is free and you are allowed to take pictures but no flash. It is worth visiting.  more »
  • An impressive selection of archeological objects from Mesopotamia ,Greece and Roman periods in the middle eastern ereas. A must.  more »
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  • Went with a friend to a lecture. It was very well presented. The prof was not arrogant nor made those of us lacking a deep knowledge of archeology welcome and did a very interesting presentation! So nice this museum is close and open to public.
  • This is an incredible museum! So many fantastic ancient artifacts are stored here, and most people have no idea it exists. From Egypt to Rome, you'll find artifacts from all across the ancient world. The most amazing museum in Ann Arbor that you probably haven't been to!
  • Great little free museum this. Very clean and easy to get around, with great bathrooms if you've got little kids in tow. One thing of note, the lift at the front is a little tricky to get going and this place does shut promptly, with the lifts being switched off, so we had a little trouble finding our way out. There is plenty of on street parking around the museum, with metered parking at $1.50 a hour, which is pretty good. Nice collection of artifacts with a lot of info, well displayed.
  • Very cool museum.

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