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Spurlock Museum

600 S Gregory St, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3759
+1 217-333-2360
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It tells stories you can not found in big museums.

There are special sections where the American history is told in a different manner from the books... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jcgarciaa
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Manizales, Colombia
Excellent Museum within the University

Spurlock Museum staff is very enthusiastic to tell us the whole story of Museum collection. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
vdjain
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Mumbai, India
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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 Oceania; Europe; and American Indian Cultures of North and South America.Special exhibits, based in the Campbell Gallery, serve as a springboard for unique programs, tours, and special events.Through our collections and educational programs, we help interpret the diversity of cultures through time and across the globe.
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600 S Gregory St, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3759
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank jcgarciaa
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

Thank vdjain
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.

Thank Scott D
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.

Thank Jory J
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

Thank ElanKaroll
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.

Reviewed 3 November 2016

I was impressed with the facility and staff when I came to give a talk and show a film. Well-designed museum with an interesting collection.

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

Sorry for the delay in responding to your review. We appreciate your kind words and hope we have a chance to work with you again.

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This museum was packed with period pieces across the ages. Located on the grounds of the University of Illinois at Urbana, it had bits and pieces of historical significance covering a wide range of civilizations. There were American Indian artifacts, armor and chain mail from...More

Thank Wizzard_Man
Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

We love people who are eager to come back and see more! Thanks so much for your review. Make sure to visit the Campbell Gallery, where we display our changing exhibits, and stay for a special event the next time you are in town. Safe...More

Reviewed 25 June 2016

I enjoyed my visit to this extraordinary museum with unusual collections from many parts of the world including remarkable plaster casts of classical sculptures and armor!

Thank annettefromm
Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Thanks so much for visiting and for the kinds words. We're glad you had a good time and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 April 2016

Having been a graduate student here for almost 5 years, today was my first visit to this free on-campus museum. I came in with no expectation, and I was surprised to find a corner that exhibit old cray supercomputer and some history on supercomputing. They...More

Thank Boonchong
Kim S, Assistant Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2016

Thanks so much for visiting. The NCSA exhibit is a temporary installation. We normally change the exhibits in our large temporary gallery twice a year, as well as having these small displays in our lobby and Central Core. We hope you will visit again when...More

Reviewed 22 October 2015

consists of plaster copies of rare roman statues, authentic artifacts from aisa, europe, native americans. A really good exhibit on the artic.More

Thank Paul_Dumond
Kim S, Assistant Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2015

Thank you for your review. As a world cultures museum, we do our best to find objects from across the globe and across time to celebrate the human experience. We hope you will visit again and see what new exhibit goes up next year to...More

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Jack F
22 November 2016|
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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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Response from Kim S | Property representative |
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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