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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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Regular Hours 

  • Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 pm
  • Closed Mondays and University Holidays

Welcome

The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology supports teaching and research on Classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern archaeology through stewardship of its rich collections, an active exhibitions program, and sponsorship of ongoing field research. The Kelsey houses a collection of more than 100,000 artifacts, of which approximately 1,500 are on permanent display; in addition, the Museum mounts 2–3 special exhibitions annually. As an exhibit museum at a public university, the Kelsey embraces a vigorous public outreach mission, engaging with local residents and visitors of all ages, from kindergarten through retirement.  It also serves as the headquarters of the University of Michigan’s graduate program in Classical Art and Archaeology.

AAM Re-Accreditation

The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums.

Now Open for U-M Students, Faculty, and Staff

We are happy to announce that we are now open to U-M students, faculty, and staff. A valid U-M ID (Mcard) and a face mask are required for entry. Schedule your visit today! We look forward to seeing you.

The museum is closed to the general public until further notice. During the closure, please visit our online exhibitions:

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We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the Kelsey needs your support.