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The Museum is located on the central campus of the University of Michigan. It occupies two connected buildings, Newberry Hall, a 19th century stone building on State Street across from Angell Hall, and the state-of-the-art William Upjohn Exhibit Wing, opened in 2009. We encourage visitors to tour our galleries, which are open to the public free of charge every day but Monday; to learn about our collections and our history by exploring this website; and to take advantage of the many activities listed on the Events page.

The Kelsey Museum's meeting rooms and facilities are available for rental for UM departments and units. Scheduling is subject to availability. Please note that during the construction projects on either side of the Kelsey Museum, there will be significant impacts that may affect event scheduling. The Kelsey Museum is currently scheduling events for 2018.

We have also updated our room capacities to assist with your event planning:

Room 124: 49 people

Room 125: 49 people

Room 148:

  • Classroom/instructional use: 18 people
  • Other set ups:  24-49 people (number determined based on set up)    

For more information please contact Dawn Johnson at 734.764.9295 or