Nestled on the car lined South State street, The Kelsey museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan is a treasure trove of artifacts from ancient cultures. This quiet two story museum has on display a rich and educational expanse of information that feeds both the eyes and the mind.
With more then 100,000 artifacts from long gone civilizations of the Mediterranean and Near East, History lovers and mythology buffs will have lots to explore and see.
The addition of the William E. Upjohn exhibit wing in 2009 increased the museum's display area. Offering visitors the chance to see artifacts that had never been seen before. In this area is also the Edwin E Meader and Mary U. Meader special exhibition gallery where rotating museum exhibits are found on display.
Must see artifacts at the Kelsey museum of Archaeology are the Egyptian mummy coffin, The collection of magical amulets and seals from the Near East and Murals from ancient Pompeii.
Kelsey museum of Archaeology
University of Michigan
434 South State street
Ann Arbor, MI
closed on mondays
Admission is free but donations are welcomed.