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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


The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology supports teaching and research on Classical, Egyptian, and Middle 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 ancient Mediterranean 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.

Please note: The Roman Provinces and Special Exhibitions galleries are closed for construction from Monday, April 29, through Wednesday, May 22. The rest of the second floor remains open to visitors. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

For more information, click the “Plan Your Visit” button below.

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

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