The Oriental Institute

Row 1

1155 E 58th St (btwn Woodlawn Ave & University Ave)
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-9514
History Museum
Tue, Thu–Sun: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM Wed: 10:00 AM–8:00 PM

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  • One of Chicagos Always Free Attractions, the museum has a collection of treasures from the Middle East such as a 5,000 year old mummy, a 40-ton Assyrian sculpture & a 17-foot tall statue of King Tut.
  • Artifacts from Asia and the Middle East. There are lectures, audio tours, and a huge statue of King Tut. Free admission.
  • Incroyables collections. Merveilleux.
  • See the mummies! They are so eerie that you can imagine them coming to life before your eyes. This place is one of the true wonders of Chicago. On your way, walk through University of Chicago's Qua
  • Come see the Ancient Iraq exhibit.
  • Beautiful museum with a amazing collection of ancient artifacts! Go see the awesome statue of King Tut!
  • Free to visit and enter the Oriental Institute Museum with a lot of treasures collection @ University of Chicago.
  • Best Assyrian collection in North America. Worth the stop.
  • Come for Mesopotamia, stay for the mummies!
  • Talking to our ancestors through Medew Netcher
  • Great middle eastern artefacts!
  • Small museum with beautiful collections. It's great for having a relaxing time, totally worth checking it out.
  • One of my all time favorite museums. The collection contains many ancient objects used in daily life. Just imagine 5000 years from now somebody will be viewing 20th century personal items.
  • The majority of the artifacts in the Oriental Institute Museum were found as a result of archaeological excavations sponsored by the Oriental Institute.
  • It's donation based, so you can pay what you'd like.
  • An excellent example of artifacts outside of the Field Museum. Quaint with tons of information.
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  • The most underrated museum in all of Chicago! These collections and incredible, not to mention that entry is free! Highly recommended!
  • Amazing collection of ancient artifacts in an intimate and beautiful setting.
  • I liked this museum better than the Field Museum! I studied ancient history in college and this little museum touched on all the near eastern civilizations. Best part is the GIANT lamassu!!!