The Museum of Antiquities at the University of New England is the only regional ancient history and archaeology museum in Australia.
From its beginnings in 1959 as part of the Department of Classics, the Museum has expanded to encompass an excellent selection of antiquities from the ancient Mediterranean and the Near East, complemented by objects and ethnographic material from Australia, South East Asia, New Guinea, the Pacific region, Mesoamerica and Africa.
The Museum supports the teaching and research interests of UNE staff and students and of scholars worldwide. It also promotes the interest and engagement of the broader community in the history of peoples through the ages.
All visitors are welcome and entry is free.
The Museum of Antiquities is open Monday through Friday from 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM. It is closed on weekends, public holidays and from 24 December through 1 January each year.
Signs for the University of New England are posted on the highway bypass and at both highway entrances to Armidale. The UNE Visitor Information centre on Elm Drive can provide Campus directions and parking information. The Museum is located on the ground floor of the Arts Building.