Visiting the Museum
Where is the museum located? Do I need an appointment?
The museum is located on the first floor of Gilman Hall on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. Once you enter Gilman Hall, look for signage to the Archaeological Museum.
Is there a fee?
There is no fee. Museum entrance is free.
When is the museum open? Do I need an appointment?
The museum is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in keeping with the university’s current Phase 2 stage of its re-opening plan. We hope that this status will change as conditions improve.
You do not need appointments to visit our museum during our open hours.
When classes are in session, the museum is open to the public:
Monday – Friday: 10:30am to 1:30pm
First Saturday of the month: 12pm to 4pm
When classes are not in session (e.g. Intersession in January and Summer Break), the museum is open to the public:
Monday – Thursday: 11:30am to 1:30pm
As the museum’s primary function is to support the pedagogical work of Johns Hopkins, we follow university’s academic calendar. The museum is closed to the public when the university is closed to students, including: Martin Luther King Day, Spring Break, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Fall Break Day, Thanksgiving Week, and Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day.
Is the museum wheelchair-accessible?
Yes. There are several handicapped-designated parking spaces in the parking lot directly behind (to the west of) Gilman Hall. Once parked there, you can use graded entrances to come into the building through the basement level. Follow signage to one of two elevators on this floor and emerge on the 1st floor. Follow signage from the elevator to the museum.
Our building is a little complicated to navigate. If you are in need of assistance, please call the museum during our regular open hours at 410-516-0383 and we can direct you.
How do I book at tour for my group?
Given the size of our space, we can usually only accommodate groups of fifteen or less at a time. We ask that groups of six or more make advance reservations by submitting a request at least two weeks in advance of your desired visit date.
We do not currently offer guided tours of the museum, but you are welcome to enjoy our exhibits and collections on your own.