Kelsey Museum Of Archaeology2252 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390, 48109, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7347649304
- Fax: +1-7347638976
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums, University, Social, Arts
The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is part of the Michigan University and has a collection of 100,000 medievaland ancient artefactsuncovered from the Mediterranean Sea, Greece, Italy and Egypt of which only 1500 are on display. The show case d'arte facts include ancient bird and cat mummies, a coffin that dates 2500 years back and has Egyptian hieroglyphics and paintings of goddesses, old toys, Egyptian burial masks, jewellery pieces, funerary items, sculptures, pottery pieces (some with depiction of the Amazons), stone ruins, coins, glass vases, Sumerian stones with carvings, paintings that cover entire walls, vessels uncovered at the site of ancient settlements and sculptures and facades with Greek carvings made from marble.
Other highlights of the place include:
- The Replica of avilla from Pompeii- the town that has preserved mummies of the populationwho died during an unexpected volcanic eruption and were covered with the volcanic debris.
Some of the artefacts are placed in drawers with a sign that ask you to open the drawers to see the artefactslike rare Tattoo stencils. The use of space, light and even the fact that the information is precise but detailed, makesthis place a loved spot for historyand art lovers to spend hours at!Apart from the permanentexhibit, the museum also arranges special exhibits about 2-3 times a year that are a highlight for history lovers.
Entrance Ticket Details For Kelsey Museum Of Archaeology
- Admission to the place is free of cost but you can leave a donation.
- Call up the place for tour prices.
Kelsey Museum Of Archaeology Hours
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How to Reach Kelsey Museum Of Archaeology
- By Bus: State + N University
- By Taxi
- By Walking
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Kelsey Museum Of Archaeology Reviews & Ratings
Free admission! Please make a donation. History up close and personal! A small museum with some amazing artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome, with some terrific late Egyptian artifacts. You have to see the sarcophagus to believe it. History is a lot more colorful and vibrant than you imagine.
Amazing museum, so much history and child friendly. I never thought there would see so much Roman history in one American building but this is just fascinating. In fact, they have a to scale 5/6 version of the room of the mystery’s and the room is so huge. The re-making process of the room is just as fascinating as the history of color through Rome.
Has a great selection of artifacts.
There's not much sightseeing in Ann Arbor. So you could have spent a whole afternoon there, if you are interested in history and culture. Well presented and it's free.
Excellent museum. Officially free, but well worth the suggested donation if you can afford it. They make superb use of available space. They have regularly scheduled tours available, but the information plaques included with the displays make the tour a bonus instead of a requirement.