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The Oriental Institute

The Oriental Institute

History Museum
Hyde Park, Chicago
  • Steven V.
    "Beautiful collections from Asian and Middle East"(3 Tips)
    PSU-Lion D.
    "Come for Mesopotamia, stay for the mummies!"(3 Tips)
    Ken S.
    "Best Assyrian collection in North America."(2 Tips)
    Ruth M.
    "Small museum with beautiful collections."(2 Tips)
23 Tips and reviews
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  • Christopher M.
    King tut statue was really cool
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzAugust 6, 2016
    It's donation based, so you can pay what you'd like.
  • Ross
    RossFebruary 13, 2016
    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.
  • Ross
    RossFebruary 13, 2016
    The majority of the artifacts in the Oriental Institute Museum were found as a result of archaeological excavations sponsored by the Oriental Institute.
  • Gina D.
    Gina DriskellFebruary 7, 2016
    An excellent example of artifacts outside of the Field Museum. Quaint with tons of information.
  • Meschel
    MeschelNovember 18, 2015
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  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MannAugust 21, 2015
    The most underrated museum in all of Chicago! These collections and incredible, not to mention that entry is free! Highly recommended!
  • David M.
    David MinkinAugust 1, 2015
    Amazing collection of ancient artifacts in an intimate and beautiful setting.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel StarksMay 25, 2015
    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!!!
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezSeptember 1, 2014
    There's a beautiful reading room on the second floor! My favorite place at UChicago!
  • Steven V.
    Steven VegaAugust 7, 2014
    Beautiful collections from Asian and Middle East, even when the place is small is rich in artifacts and documents.
  • Vincent B.
    Vincent BoucherMay 10, 2014
    Incroyables collections. Merveilleux.
  • PSU-Lion D.
    PSU-Lion DiSeptember 14, 2013
    Come for Mesopotamia, stay for the mummies!
  • Ruth M.
    Ruth MadrigalAugust 18, 2013
    Small museum with beautiful collections. It's great for having a relaxing time, totally worth checking it out.
  • Divine A.
    Divine AllahJuly 7, 2013
    Talking to our ancestors through Medew Netcher
  • Lin G. H.
    Lin G. HansenJanuary 15, 2013
    Beautiful museum with a amazing collection of ancient artifacts! Go see the awesome statue of King Tut!
  • Mohd Rohaizad K.
    Free to visit and enter the Oriental Institute Museum with a lot of treasures collection @ University of Chicago.
  • Ken S.
    Ken SAugust 2, 2012
    Best Assyrian collection in North America. Worth the stop.
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoSeptember 14, 2011
    One of Chicago’s 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. Read more
  • Cheapism
    CheapismSeptember 1, 2011
    Artifacts from Asia and the Middle East. There are lectures, audio tours, and a huge statue of King Tut. Free admission. Read more
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DulinApril 6, 2011
    Great middle eastern artefacts!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HarveySeptember 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Come see the Ancient Iraq exhibit.
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DrinkaMarch 22, 2010
    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
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