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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

2021–2022 Holiday Hours

November 2021

  • Thursday, 25th (Thanksgiving Day): Closed 
  • Friday, 26th: Open 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Saturday, 27th: Open 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, 28th: Open 1–4 p.m.
  • Monday, 29th: Closed
  • Tuesday, 30th: Open 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 

December 2021 

  • Friday, 24th (Christmas Eve): Closed
  • Saturday, 25th (Christmas Day): Closed
  • Sunday, 26th: Open 1–4 p.m.
  • Monday, 27th: Closed
  • Tuesday, 28th: Open 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 29th: Open 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Thursday, 30th: Open 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Friday, 31st (New Year's Eve): Closed

January 2022

  • Saturday, 1st (New Year's Day): Closed

Normal gallery hours resume beginning Sunday, January 2, 2022.

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Regular Hours 

  • Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays and University Holidays


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 Accredited

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

The Kelsey Is Now Open to All Audiences

Our galleries are now open to all audiences during our regular visiting hours without capacity limitations. We are looking forward to your visit!

The Kelsey is now a participant in Museums for All. Click here to learn more.

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