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Michael C. Carlos Museum

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Address: 571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
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+1 404-727-4282
10:00 - 17:00
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The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums...

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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very educational

very educational, shows different cultures on displays, gives good written information displays about the different cultures and displays

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very educational, shows different cultures on displays, gives good written information displays about the different cultures and displays

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love this small, hidden gem on the Emory University campus! It is almost always quiet and calm, except on free days when there are more than the usual 10ish people wandering through. I spend most of my time in the early Americas section that has tools of shamans and pottery with representations of shamans. Beautiful, beautiful artifacts in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Their Egyptian section was great.mummies and all.Truly an enjoyable visit on the cheap. Better than we expected.

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Jefferson, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We got a family pass at our county library and visited on a Saturday. Make sure you have map quest on your phone, because the directions on the website were incorrect. Once we arrived, it was well worth the trip. The displays are fascinating. Our favorite was definitely the mummies room. The jewelry was also interesting. It's amazing what these... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Once we found it, it was good. We had difficulty finding it, however. Also, many Emory students that we asked for diresctions were unaware that it existed. Better signs would have helped. The exhibits were excellent. I was surprised at the quality and quantity of the items displayed. I think a guide would have helped make it more interesting to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

First visit to the museum and I shouldn't have waited so long! Lots of items on display to learn about. Was expecting two or three mummies but they have many more. There were 5 people in our group and we were all pleasantly surprised. Great value if you are looking for something to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was my first visit to the Museum. I was particularly interested in Egyptian mummies and they did not disappoint me. There are many other cultural exhibits as well as a Tibetan shrine...........I would certainly recommend this Museum for a place to visit and bring your children as well. If you call ahead a Doson can show you around and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

One of my favorite places to visit Has great exhibitions including clay from 1000 of years ago It is small but large in scope

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Dunwoody, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The Michael C. Carlos museum is a great value for $8. The Egyptian, Roman, and Americas collections are spectacular. I like to see the traveling exhibits and then spend an hour absorbing the artifacts in the permanent collection. The book store has many books that compliment the collections.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I'd visited this museum years ago, and when I had the chance to bring my 14 yo daughter, I knew she would love it. The building itself it just beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed the Greek and Roman exhibit as well as Egypt. Museum was easy to find as was the nearby parking deck. We went on a Sunday afternoon and... More 

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