Visiting the Museum

The museum welcomes all members of the Johns Hopkins community and the general public. Admission is free for everyone and no appointment is needed during the museum’s regular hours (see right) for groups of 5 or less. We do not currently offer tours to the public, but you are welcome to tour the museum on your own. Members of the general public who would like to bring a group larger than six people need to contact the museum through the General Inquiries form at least one week before the intended visit to be sure the museum is not reserved for a class.

Appointments are necessary for anyone requesting a visit outside the regular hours and can be requested using the General Inquiries form.

To request a visit as part of a class meeting, see the Faculty & Teachers section of our website for details.

HOURS

The museum is closed currently to all visitors due COVID-19 restrictions. We are following Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 guidelines and will re-open based on university guidance.

Once we do re-open, our hours will change throughout the year in accordance with the academic calendar of the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Location in Gilman Hall

The museum is located in Gilman Hall on the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus. Gilman Hall is easily recognizable by its tall clock tower and is building #28 on this campus map. The museum is located in Room 150, on the first floor of the building, one floor below the cafe in the Gilman atrium.

Accessibility

The museum is wheelchair accessible, but our historic building is unfortunately rather difficult to navigate. Please call us at 410-516-0383 during open hours if you need assistance getting to us.

Parking for people with disability hang tags is available directly behind Gilman Hall (to the west of the building) next to the Greenhouse (marked as building #29 on this campus map). There is a ramp across the street from the parking lot which takes you to the ground floor entrance to Gilman Hall (look for the door to the left of the winding white marble stairs). One you enter the building, take an immediate left and continue down the long hallway until it ends. Make another left to find an elevator on the left side. Take the elevator to the first floor. Once you exit, make a left until the end of the hall, and then another left. You will then see the front door of the museum on your left.

Parking

The museum does not have a dedicated parking lot. For information on parking for people with disability hang tags, see “accessibility” above. For all other visitors, paid parking is available at numerous parking garages (designed as “P” on this campus map)Parking is also available on neighboring public streets including Wyman Park Drive, Charles Street and University Parkway. There is no bus parking on campus.

Instructions for Visitors Using Drop-Off Services

For those visitors who might choose to use a taxi or other drop-off services to visit us and do not have mobility needs, the simplest way to navigate to our building is to request a drop off at either the East Gate on North Charles Street and walk west towards Gilman Hall, or else at Mason Hall (building #1 on this campus map) and walk north to Gilman Hall. If you have mobility needs, please call us at 410-516-0383 during open hours and we will help you navigate to the closest accessible entrance.

Visitor Guidelines

The following guidelines are in place to preserve the ancient objects in our collection for future generations and to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable. If you do not follow these guidelines, you will be asked to leave the museum.


Visitor safety, conduct and access:

  • Shirt and footwear are required for entry.
  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible. See our visit page for information on parking and accessible ramps for entering the building.
  • Still and video photography without flash for personal noncommercial use (i.e. research) is allowed. Tripods are not allowed unless prior permission has been obtained.
  • Photography for publication (including research) or commercial requires the express permission of the Archaeological Museum. Please secure permission prior to your visit using this form. [LINK: Image Permissions Form]
  • Be respectful of classes, researchers and other visitors that are sharing the space by keeping voices low and not interfering with the group movements in the space.
  • Strollers are permitted in the museum spaces; however, please be aware that our spaces is small.
  • Backpacks, large bags and coats, umbrellas or portfolios must be left inside a cubby in the museum during the visit. The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum is not responsible for anything left in the museum.
  • Sketching is welcome in the museum with dry media (pencil and erasers only). No crayons, pens, markers, or wet materials are permitted.
  • In case of emergency, please follow the instructions and procedures of museum staff and JHU Security.


Safety of museum artifacts:

  • Please do not touch or lean on the works of art, the museum cases, or pedestals. Clipboards are available upon request if a writing surface is needed.
  • While we encourage close examination of objects during your visit, please maintain adequate distance and do not lean over objects. You may not point at works of art with any implements, including pencils or pens.
  • Please do not bring flashlights or laser pointers to examine works of art in the museum. We can provide you with necessary tools for your class or visit if this request is made in advance.
  • We welcome you to open the museum’s study drawers; however, do so gently in order to minimize the impact on the fragile artifacts inside.


The following behavior is NOT permitted in the museum spaces:

  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the museum space even in backpacks or other bags. Closed bottles containing water can be stored in cubbies, but water must be consumed outside the museum space.
  • Chewing gum is also not allowed.
  • Please use your cell phone outside the museum.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the museum and Gilman Hall. Running, yelling, abusive language or similarly disruptive behavior is not allowed.


Photography Notice

  • The Archaeological Museum occasionally photographs visitors in the museum spaces for promotional and social media purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, or have your child photographed, please notify the museum in writing at archmuseum@jhu.edu.

Visitor Guidelines

The following guidelines are in place to preserve the ancient objects in our collection for future generations and to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable. If you do not follow these guidelines, you will be asked to leave the museum.


Visitor safety, conduct and access:

  • Shirt and footwear are required for entry.
  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible. See our visit page for information on parking and accessible ramps for entering the building.
  • Still and video photography without flash for personal noncommercial use (i.e. research) is allowed. Tripods are not allowed unless prior permission has been obtained.
  • Photography for publication (including research) or commercial requires the express permission of the Archaeological Museum. Please secure permission prior to your visit using this form. [LINK: Image Permissions Form]
  • Be respectful of classes, researchers and other visitors that are sharing the space by keeping voices low and not interfering with the group movements in the space.
  • Strollers are permitted in the museum spaces; however, please be aware that our spaces is small.
  • Backpacks, large bags and coats, umbrellas or portfolios must be left inside a cubby in the museum during the visit. The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum is not responsible for anything left in the museum.
  • Sketching is welcome in the museum with dry media (pencil and erasers only). No crayons, pens, markers, or wet materials are permitted.
  • In case of emergency, please follow the instructions and procedures of museum staff and JHU Security.


Safety of museum artifacts:

  • Please do not touch or lean on the works of art, the museum cases, or pedestals. Clipboards are available upon request if a writing surface is needed.
  • While we encourage close examination of objects during your visit, please maintain adequate distance and do not lean over objects. You may not point at works of art with any implements, including pencils or pens.
  • Please do not bring flashlights or laser pointers to examine works of art in the museum. We can provide you with necessary tools for your class or visit if this request is made in advance.
  • We welcome you to open the museum’s study drawers; however, do so gently in order to minimize the impact on the fragile artifacts inside.


The following behavior is NOT permitted in the museum spaces:

  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the museum space even in backpacks or other bags. Closed bottles containing water can be stored in cubbies, but water must be consumed outside the museum space.
  • Chewing gum is also not allowed.
  • Please use your cell phone outside the museum.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the museum and Gilman Hall. Running, yelling, abusive language or similarly disruptive behavior is not allowed.


Photography Notice

  • The Archaeological Museum occasionally photographs visitors in the museum spaces for promotional and social media purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, or have your child photographed, please notify the museum in writing at archmuseum@jhu.edu.

Visitor Guidelines

The following guidelines are in place to preserve the ancient objects in our collection for future generations and to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable. If you do not follow these guidelines, you will be asked to leave the museum.


Visitor safety, conduct and access:

  • Shirt and footwear are required for entry.
  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible. See our visit page for information on parking and accessible ramps for entering the building.
  • Still and video photography without flash for personal noncommercial use (i.e. research) is allowed. Tripods are not allowed unless prior permission has been obtained.
  • Photography for publication (including research) or commercial requires the express permission of the Archaeological Museum. Please secure permission prior to your visit using this form. [LINK: Image Permissions Form]
  • Be respectful of classes, researchers and other visitors that are sharing the space by keeping voices low and not interfering with the group movements in the space.
  • Strollers are permitted in the museum spaces; however, please be aware that our spaces is small.
  • Backpacks, large bags and coats, umbrellas or portfolios must be left inside a cubby in the museum during the visit. The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum is not responsible for anything left in the museum.
  • Sketching is welcome in the museum with dry media (pencil and erasers only). No crayons, pens, markers, or wet materials are permitted.
  • In case of emergency, please follow the instructions and procedures of museum staff and JHU Security.


Safety of museum artifacts:

  • Please do not touch or lean on the works of art, the museum cases, or pedestals. Clipboards are available upon request if a writing surface is needed.
  • While we encourage close examination of objects during your visit, please maintain adequate distance and do not lean over objects. You may not point at works of art with any implements, including pencils or pens.
  • Please do not bring flashlights or laser pointers to examine works of art in the museum. We can provide you with necessary tools for your class or visit if this request is made in advance.
  • We welcome you to open the museum’s study drawers; however, do so gently in order to minimize the impact on the fragile artifacts inside.


The following behavior is NOT permitted in the museum spaces:

  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the museum space even in backpacks or other bags. Closed bottles containing water can be stored in cubbies, but water must be consumed outside the museum space.
  • Chewing gum is also not allowed.
  • Please use your cell phone outside the museum.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the museum and Gilman Hall. Running, yelling, abusive language or similarly disruptive behavior is not allowed.


Photography Notice

  • The Archaeological Museum occasionally photographs visitors in the museum spaces for promotional and social media purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, or have your child photographed, please notify the museum in writing at archmuseum@jhu.edu.