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Address: 600 S Gregory St, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3759
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The Spurlock Museum’s five feature galleries house exhibits representing...

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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Spurlock is a little-known gem!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Champaign-Urbana!

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Thank ElanKaroll
Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this review

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. More 

South Puget Sound
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this review

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. More 

Wirtz, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the Middle Ages, and statues and frescos from classical Greek and Roman periods. We'll have... More 

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this review

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 journeys! More 

Miami
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this review

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. More 

Urbana, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 have collections from all other the world. I enjoyed the native Indian exhibition, as well... More 

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Kim S, Assistant Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this review

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 new things come out on exhibit or for one of our many special events. More 

Madawaska, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Kim S, Assistant Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this review

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 replace the "North of the Northern Lights" temporary exhibit. If you would like to be... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

As a graduate of the University of Illinois' College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, I am proud to know that the Spurlock Museum at 600 South Gregory on the Urbana campus, located east of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, is a museum of world history and culture operated by the College of LAS. Established in 1911 on the... More 

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Kim S, Assistant Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your extensive review. We love it when alumni come to visit. We hope you have the chance to visit each time you are in town to see the changing exhibits in the Campbell Gallery. These exhibits give us the opportunity to both bring out items that are usually in storage and to bring in traveling... More 

Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

We visited the museum while waiting for a campus tour. You can walk through it quickly without reading in about 15 mins. or take your time. The traveling display was quilts from India and Pakistan. The have many sculptures from Ancient Greece. Worth the stop.

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to look around while you were here. I know that campus visit days can be hectic. More 

Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

A great treasure on the U of I campus full of items from throughout the world. One visit isn't enough to take it all in.

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Kim S, Asst. Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. We hope you will come back and visit again soon. If you would like to be on our mailing list and receive information about upcoming events and exhibits, just let us know. More 

Okawville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

Here's a museum full of galleries that will fascinate, delight and educate. Plan on spending several hours or even a couple trips back, since there's much to see, and you could get very overwhelmed trying to see everything in one trip. Each gallery has a wonderful assortment of artifacts, well displayed and explained. You'll see items from Asian, African, Middle... More 

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Kim S, Assistant Director of Education at Spurlock Museum, responded to this review

Dear Ron H.- Thank you so much for your excitement about our museum! We hope you will visit again soon. Let me know if you would like to join our mailing list and learn about upcoming special events and temporary exhibits. More 

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