Climb into the bunk of an immigrant ship and set sail on a historical adventure that includes an angelic 12-foot gold leaf statue, a covered pioneer wagon, and one of the only remaining homes built in Utah in 1847. And that’s just the beginning!
Permanent exhibits, changing one-time exhibits, and experiences for children and adults alike can be found in the Church History Museum across from Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City. The museum displays tell the story of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and preserve Latter-day Saint art and artifacts from all over the world.
The museum features two levels of exploration including American Indian artwork such as pottery, basketry, weavings, carvings, paintings, and sculpture. Along the way, stop by the masterpieces of the museum’s art collection, which reveal the artistic contributions of 19th– and 20th-century Latter-day Saints. Also join in celebrating the lives of those who have served as Presidents of the Church in a display of personal belongings and artifacts that help showcase their contributions to the Church.
You will encounter many magnificent relics on your journey through this unique religious museum, so come live the story!
Hours: Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Holidays: 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Contact: Staff, tours, museum store: 801-240-4615
Recorded information: 1-801-240-3310
Address: 45 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Web site: http://lds.org/churchhistory/museum
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Categories: Salt Lake Museums & Art Centers