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Spurlock Museum

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This museum makes storytelling come alive. They trace culture as it developed throughout the ages.

Really high quality exhibits, excellently curated and displayed. Current topics are explored from... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
gayle p
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Very enjoyable and free museum. The museum has many original and rare antiquities as well as many... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
RedClayRambler
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Madison, Alabama
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The Spurlock Museum’s five feature galleries house exhibits representing peoples of the following cultures and geographic areas of the world: Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, and Africa; Ancient Greece and Rome; East Asia, Southeast Asia, and...more
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Really high quality exhibits, excellently curated and displayed. Current topics are explored from historic points of view (ex: American Indian artists were often women training other women in the family). It is a small museum with some very interesting and worldly displays. Several other pieces...More

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words about the Spurlock. It sounds like you really enjoyed our "Knowledge at Work" temporary exhibit, which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the University of Illinois. Pass along the word to friends and family...it's only up through December!

Reviewed 12 June 2018

Very enjoyable and free museum. The museum has many original and rare antiquities as well as many accurate copies of antiquities. I wish the museum had a quick way too differentiate the two. You can , however, sort it all out by paging through the...More

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Museum. Thank you for the kind and thoughtful review. Safe and happy travels.

Reviewed 8 April 2018

The Spurlock presents it's collection with the intent to present the whole-life experience of people from a specific culture. It happily mixes currency displays with clothing, games, and sculpture from a specific cultural group. This will confuse you if you are expecting to discuss the...More

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Kenneth G., we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and understood our intent to give an idea of the "big picture" of a culture. We hope you will have the opportunity to visit often. Let us know if you would like to be added...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Wonderful exhibits featuring a great variety of time periods and places around the world. The tour of the South American materials was especially rewarding. Well labeled, which is important for the visitor. Enjoyed this very much.

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed our visit. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

I have been to this museum 3 or 4 times. It has a lot of neat things to see but when it was built, I was told it would have items from both the old World Heritage Museum formerly located in Lincoln Hall (U of...More

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you so much for your visits to the Museum and your question about objects from the UIUC Musum of Natural History. We have over 1400 anthropological artifacts from the Museum of Natural History in our Spurlock Collections; most that are on display are in...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

There are special sections where the American history is told in a different manner from the books. Very impresive relics.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Spurlock Museum staff is very enthusiastic to tell us the whole story of Museum collection. Lots of information are avaialble every where in booklets form. Photography is not allowed inside, so we have not taken any photos. A world culture Museum where I found Indian...More

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks so much for visiting the Museum and for your thoughtful comments. I'm sorry there was a misunderstanding about photography. Taking pictures is allowed; we just ask that you not use flash, as this can be damaging to the artifacts.

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

They have nice stuff here. I enjoy this place. I did not have any problems here. The staff very nice. If you what take pictures here you need to take it without the flash on the camera.

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Scott, thanks so much for your kind words, both about the artifacts and the staff. We hope you will visit us again and enjoy one of our many public programs.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

It was a great museum. Lots of attractions including the fake sculptures of Greek and Roman heroes. I can see why students sketched them . . . Lots of other cultures represented and the visiting galleries was also good.

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thanks so much for your visit and your kind words. If you live close by, we hope you will join our mailing list so you can hear about upcoming programs and events.

Reviewed 15 January 2017

Too many University of Illinois students do not know that the Spurlock Museum exists, but they should. I was fortunate to visit here during my first week on campus. So many interesting exhibits to see! I am so glad we have this great museum in...More

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

You're right, Elan. Many students are here for four years and never walk into our galleries. Thanks for helping us to spread the word. We hope you will visit often.

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Jack F
23 November 2016|
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Response from Kim S | Property representative |
The Spurlock Museum is open Tuesdays 12-5, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9-5, Saturdays 10-4, and Sundays 12-4.
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Edith S
29 January 2015|
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Hi Edith - Our Museum is named the Spurlock Museum because a man named William Spurlock donated the money to build the Museum in the name of himself and his late wife. Both of the Spurlocks have been deceased for quite a... More
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Edith S
29 January 2015|
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Hi Edith - I'm sorry you didn't see my answer a few days ago. Tripadvisor says you didn't receive it. I'll try again here. Our Museum is named the Spurlock Museum because a man named William Spurlock donated the money to... More
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