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Michael C. Carlos Museum

571 S Kilgo Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30322-1120
+1 404-727-4282
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Best Kept "Secret" Museum in Atlanta

I'm surprised at how many people who live in/near Atlanta even know this place exists. It has... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2014
E Jane S
Mummies in Atlanta

As far as I know this, is the only museum in the southeast that has a permanent mummy exhibit. It... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
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The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums with major collections of art objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Near East, Greece, Rome, ancient Americas, Africa, and Asia, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 16 December 2014

I'm surprised at how many people who live in/near Atlanta even know this place exists. It has incredible Mesa-American and Egyptian exhibits, and an excellent bookstore for history lovers. Plus the architecture of the building and the setting on Emory University's quad makes this a...More

1  Thank E Jane S
Reviewed 25 November 2014

As far as I know this, is the only museum in the southeast that has a permanent mummy exhibit. It is not the largest museum, but it is worth the trip to the Emory University campus.

2  Thank 1TravelingMan_Ga
Reviewed 3 November 2014

The self-tour guide is solid. The Egyptian collection is what the Carlos is known for and is excellent. Worth an hour or two

1  Thank stevenations
Reviewed 16 October 2014

The museum has art and items from Rome, Greece, Africa, and the Americas, and we went specifically for the Egypt exhibit. That exhibit was very good, with a nice collection of mummies and artifacts. I was also impressed by an exhibit from Emory's own collection...More

1  Thank SongMan67
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Usually museums can get a little boring, but not the Carlos museum. I love going to visit on a rainy afternoon.

1  Thank MichelleB5
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I am not a huge art fan, but this is a well known museum on Emory's campus. Had no idea how well known it was until I learned more people knew about the museum than the world-famous college on whose campus it sits. It's a...More

Thank melsmarsh
Reviewed 28 September 2014

This museum has a fantastic collection of Greek Egyptian and South American artifacts that are pristine and beautifully restored. Also, their collection of Egyptian mummies is out of this world! Plus, it's so well laid out. If you're a bookworm, I would also recommend a...More

Thank CarolSpencerPru
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Mummies, ancient artifacts and art. No a place for young kids, they might get bored and you would feel rushed to get through it without reading the info and details of the exhibits. Great price for entrance.

Thank DMcQ4
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I chose this visit based on a Groupon coupon, but wow am I glad I did!! The collections and exhibits of ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian antiquities is amazing! We were there 2 hours and did not see even half of what this place has...More

Thank Rosemary M
Reviewed 17 September 2014

You wouldn't expect such a nice collection of ancient Egyptian art, mummies, and various ephemera, but here it is.

Thank JaynieBeth
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admission cost
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Response from Lori B | Reviewed this property |
Adults: $8 Students, Seniors, and Children (ages 6-17): $6 (Children ages 5 and under free) Carlos Museum Members: Free - Become a member Emory University Students, Faculty, and Staff: Free with Emory ID Audio guide rental... More