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The Museum of Peoples and Cultures at Brigham Young University preserves and displays artifacts of anthropological, archaeological, and ethnographic significance. See artwork, clothing, and live performances based on these cultures. There are even hands-on experiences for young children. Gallery guides are available for each exhibition to help you explore the galleries and exhibits on your own.


  • The new home of the BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures

The museum traces its roots to the old campus archaeology museum that was located in the lower floor of the Eyring Science Center. In 1961, the museum was moved to the bottom floor of the Maeser Building, and in 1981 it moved to its current residence, Allen Hall, and was given its current name (MPC). All exhibits at the MPC are designed and installed by students in BYU's museum certificate program. In Spring 2015, the museum opened in a new building that offers more room for performances, classes, and exhibitions.

The museum's former home, Allen Hall, was built in the late 1930s as a men's dormitory. During World War II it became women's housing. In the 1960s the building was adapted for use as a Language Training Mission for the LDS Church. 

Brigham Young University website, Museum of People's and Cultures (accessed 3/21/17) https://mpc.byu.edu/Pages/About-the-Museum/About-The-Museum.aspx